A boy and a girl meet in this shadow puppet show in Xi'an, China on September 9, 2012. (Poorfish/Flickr)
The leaves around this torii shrine change with the season in Matsudo, Japan on November 15, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
The most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the Western Pacific hits southern Philippines, forces 40,000 people to evacuate their homes.
A stylish and modern parking lot in Singapore on August 7, 2012. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her ongoing self-portrait project.
The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)
Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)
Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)
A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
A map of China in new Chinese passports includes disputed territories — Kashmir, and islands in the South China Sea — and upsets Asian neighbors.
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