The sun rises over the calm waters of Bali, Indonesia on August 31, 2013. (Pandu Adnyana/Flickr)
Sunlight breaks through the clouds over the hills of Hualian, Taiwan on August 25, 2013. (kes s/Flickr)
Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Iran Modern, explores art in pre-revolution Iran, focusing on the innovative, cosmopolitan era of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Paths cross at a glitzy intersection in Shanghai, China on August 20, 2013. (SimonQ/Flickr)
Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)
A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)
A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)
A golden Buddha statue shrouded in light sits surrounded by miniature white Buddha figurines in Seoul Korea on September 2, 2013. (ecodallaluna/Flickr)
A child leans out from behind a barrier to watch a competition on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on August 23, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai dancers perform during an opening ceremony for the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand on August 28, 2013. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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