Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)
The founder of Singapore mega church City Harvest embezzles SG$50 million for his wife's music career, and many locals vent their disgust via Twitter.
A grandfather pushing his grandson along on a bike in Hong Kong on April 12, 2012. (Ding Yuin Shan/Flickr)
A Cobbler looks up from his work in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 3, 2012. (masroor saleem/Flickr)
Resort water cottages give passageway to the coves of Bucas Grande Islands, Philippines, photographed on April 22, 2012. (kciryem080/Flickr)
A Toraja man performs funeral rites in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 19, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)
Man setting up the evening lights on the temple tower, almost completely camouflaged among the statues of the gods. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
The Japanese village of Hidaka, in the Kochi prefecture, basks in the sun's rays after Typhoon Gochul passed on June 19, 2012. Mark Mrwizard/Flickr)
Female members of the Kalash tribe of Chitral in northern Pakistan at the annual Chilum Jusht Spring Festival. This photograph was taken by Asia Blog reader Ali Jan in May 2012.
One chapter at a time, through the power of crowd-funding, journalist Lisa Katayama tells a story of rebuilding lives, and hope, in the tsunami-stricken town of Motoyoshi, Japan.
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