The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a small, sometimes embattled religious minority.
Ships can be seen gliding on the water from an airplane window flying over the Strait of Malacca on January 21, 2013. (leogaggl/Flickr)
Colorful knickknacks line the stall of a night market in Singapore on January 18, 2013. (kodomut/Flickr)
Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing's air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.
A view of the snow-covered countryside from a train heading to Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2013. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
A little girl looks at her photo on a digital camera screen in Chennai, India on January 15, 2013. (Ravages/Flickr)
Boats rest under a drooping tree in the still waters of Zhouzhuang, China on January 14, 2013. (Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr)
A man makes his way up the mountains in Fiji on January 11, 2013. (Jiang-Zekun/Flickr)