The sun rises over the calm waters of Bali, Indonesia on August 31, 2013. (Pandu Adnyana/Flickr)
Sunlight breaks through the clouds over the hills of Hualian, Taiwan on August 25, 2013. (kes s/Flickr)
Paths cross at a glitzy intersection in Shanghai, China on August 20, 2013. (SimonQ/Flickr)
Two colorfully dressed women take in the view of Lao Chai Province, Vietnam on August 31, 2013. (Mattia Boero/Flickr)
A man lost in thought takes a boat ride down the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (nasir khan/Flickr)
A man takes a quick nap before continuing on with his work day in New Delhi, India on September 1, 2013. (New Delhices/Flickr)
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.
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