Lunar New Year celebrations come to a close on Monday, the 15th day on the lunar calendar - otherwise known as the Lantern Festival, on February 5, 2012 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. (lyra444 /Flickr)
Watch a Star Wars-type-showdown between a demon and a four-eyed shaman at the annual Setsubun festival in Japan.
A view at night of the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore on January 12, 2012. (Anh Dinh /Flickr)
Young men play pool outdoors against a mountain backdrop in Tibet on February 1, 2012. (hcchien /Flickr)
Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN74) on January 31, 2012 in the South China Sea. (Benjamin Crossley /Flickr)
The Legong Dance and Ramayana is performed in Ubud palace in Bali, Indonesia on January 17, 2012. (Henk Kosters /Flickr)
A man pulls a cart of new, green gas bottles which are used for home cooking in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 27, 2012. (Uncle Capung /Flickr)
Australia Day ended up in a showdown between the prime minister and Aboriginal protestors. In India, Republic Day was celebrated with a show of its military might and cultural diversity.
The sun sets over Titiwangsa, located in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 24, 2012. (Syibli /Flickr)
A smiling man stands smoking on the streets of Gujarat, India on January 19, 2012. (Peter Barwick /Flickr)
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