Ume trees stand laden with vibrant plum blossoms in Chugoku Region, Japan on February 25, 2013. (Makoto Okuda/Flickr)
As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.
Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. ("masa/Flickr)
A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)
Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)
Clouds blanket vibrant green mountainsides in Ifugao, Philippines on February 18, 2013. (aileron/Flickr)
As protestors in Bangladesh's capital continue to rally for capital punishment of a 1971 Liberation War criminal, opponents retaliate by slaying an activist blogger.
A branch full of blooms set against the backdrop of mountains in Taiwan on February 14, 2013. (MaxChu/Flickr)
After a week of protests in Bangladesh calling for the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.
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