The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.
A Nepalese Hindu devotee reaches to fill her pot with water as part of the month-long Swasthani festival on January 30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
In preparation for China's Ice and Snow World, a snow-making machine covers a sculpture with artificial snow in Harbin, China on January 4, 2014. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.
Students gleefully bike down a dirt road as they bike home from school on Fish Island, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
Ornately carved masks decorate a restaurant in Cavite, Philippines on December 26, 2013. (Roberto Verzo/ Flickr)
Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)
A storefront with an abundant selection of light fixtures shines brightly in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Tiffany Wan/ Flickr)
Yellow arches span the sky as a train thunders by in the background in Asan, South Korea on December 31, 2013. (Sang yun Lee/ Flickr)
A worker laboriously harvests salt from the salt ponds near Kampot, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
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