It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.
A dog pauses on a lonely path to pose for the camera in Goa, India on January 31, 2013. (katya_alagic/Flickr)
An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr)
Meet the photographer behind one of Apple's most stunning backgrounds.
A group of people are silhouetted against the blazing sun on sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam on January 30, 2013. (arthur.l.I/Flickr)
The First Lady's Jason Wu inauguration gown that enchanted the media last week was one of many outfits she has worn by Asian designers.
A row of vintage toy cars neatly lined up in an antique market stall in Shanghai, China on January 27, 2013. (ciaocibai/Flickr)
A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Watch and listen: Nashville musician Abigail Washburn performs the folk classic "Black Waters" in the context of the Center on U.S.-China Relations' Coal+Ice exhibition.
Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)
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