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)
Krishna Janmashtami, sometimes known merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna. This year the festival takes place on August 28, 2013.
A man breaks down sections of scrap steel with a hammer by the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 27, 2013. (Rob Pinney)
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