Noori's members Ali Noor, Ali Hamza and Gumby discuss how their personal musical influences have played a big role in their unique sound.
A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)
A young man bounces through the ruins in Surkhet, Nepal on July 5, 2012. (satyamjoshi/Flickr)
A tribal dance in the Govi-Altai province in Mongolia on July 17, 2012. (Karthik Anand/Flickr)
A man herds his cattle on Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)
An old "sadhu" or monk poses for a photo in Varanasi, India on July 8, 2012. (bestarms/Flickr)
Salt harvesters at work in the Hon Khoi salt fields in Vietnam on August 10, 2012. (Patrick Carpenter)
This past summer we asked readers to tell us what their favorite street foods were from around Asia and send us photos. This mouth-watering slideshow is what we got.
A young boy takes a nap on the rails in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 21, 2012. (BatulTheGreat/Flickr)
A classical dance troupe in Siem Reap, northwestern Cambodia performs the traditional dance of the apsaras on October 1, 2012. (h0lydevil/Flickr)
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