The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
Snow covers the mountains and houses of Pyongyang, North Korea on January 14, 2013. (julianacunha/Flickr)
A vibrant plethora of flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on February 7, 2013. (Wendy Tang/Asia Society)
A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
A man peeks out through the window of his store in Bacolod, Philippines on February 7, 2013. (nkn/Flickr)
The Afghanistan National Institute of Music visited the U.S. Department of State to perform traditional Afghan music on February 4, 2013. (U.S. Dept of State: South and Central Asia/ Flickr)
A young boy draws in the sand at the beach in Xiamen, China on February 4, 2013. (marco bono/Flickr)
Dried patches of grass and leafless trees dot a long and empty road in Iran on February 4, 2013. (Amélie lai/Flickr)
It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.