In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
The calm blue waters of Lake Tarbela in Haripur, Pakistan January 10, 2014. (Nauman Sadiq/Flickr)
A man rides his bicycle along a curving path in Kochi, India on February 6, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)
A couple of boats make their way on water through green mountains in China on February 19, 2014. (Frans van der Kuil/Flickr)
A setting sun casts an orange glow across the sky in Myanmar on January 28, 2014. (brentolson/Flickr)
On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
A Hindu sadhu (holy man) poses near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 30, 2014. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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