The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
A young baseball fan watches her first game in Sapporo, Japan on April 3, 2012. (MJ/TR (´･ω･)/Flickr)
Xi Jinping (foreground), China's new Communist Party General Secretary, waves with other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 15, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Three uniformed women take a break by a fountain in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
Following two young girls, filmmaker Todd Kellstein uncovers the world of underground child boxing in Thailand.
A man holds up decorative oil lamps at a shop ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India on November 6, 2012. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: the aftermath of this past weekend's earthquake in northern Myanmar, which brought down a bridge, damaged a Buddhist pagoda, and claimed several lives.
An elephant charges to protect its land in the Kabini Forest in Nagarle, Karnataka, Indonesia on May 30, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
The sun sets over the rocky waters in Labuan, Malaysia on May 28, 2012. (SaturatedEyes/Flickr)
A young girl draws on the pavement in the summer sun in Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong on July 18, 2012. (55Laney69/Flickr)