A golden Buddha statue shrouded in light sits surrounded by miniature white Buddha figurines in Seoul Korea on September 2, 2013. (ecodallaluna/Flickr)
A child leans out from behind a barrier to watch a competition on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on August 23, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai dancers perform during an opening ceremony for the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand on August 28, 2013. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Krishna Janmashtami, sometimes known merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna. This year the festival takes place on August 28, 2013.
A man breaks down sections of scrap steel with a hammer by the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 27, 2013. (Rob Pinney)
A view of Pangong Tso, Tibetan for "long, narrow, enchanted lake," also referred to as Pangong Lake, which stretches from India to Tibet, on August 13, 2013. (shankii/Flickr)
Sunset over the rusty hull of a derelict ship beached off the coast of the city of Makassar, Indonesia on August 4, 2013. (Onny Carr/Flickr)
A young girl holds her ground amidst a flock of pigeons in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 10, 2013. (Elliot Scott/Flickr)
People make their way up and down the steps of Kelyani Temple in Sri Lanka on August 3, 2013. (Humans & Elephants/Flickr)
A bearded man with a turban and dark glasses in Orchha, India on August 3, 2013. (Andrea Kirby/Flickr)
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