Female members of the Kalash tribe of Chitral in northern Pakistan at the annual Chilum Jusht Spring Festival. This photograph was taken by Asia Blog reader Ali Jan in May 2012.
Photos: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visits Europe for the first time since 1988.
Iconic landscape in Nishishiba 4 Chome, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, photographed on March 20, 2012. (arcreyes [-ratamahatta-]/Flickr)
Four young girls smile for the camera in Tamil Nadu, India on February 18, 2012. (Original Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
Clear skies and quiet waters in Terengganu, Malaysia on May 29, 2012. (Original Shamsul Hidayat Omar/Flickr)
Dressed in vibrant maroon and gold attire, a monk poses in prayer at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 2, 2012. (Original cheese_unit/Flickr)
Young boys turn the main street into a water slide as tropical rain pours down in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia on November 1, 1990. (Original Nomad/Flickr)
An old man poses for the camera in his stylish sunglasses in Pondicherry, India in November 2011. (Lokyaziis/Flickr)
A woman rows her shikara through the heavily polluted waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on May 20, 2012. (Jarjan/Flickr)
Japanese artist Takeo Ogama at the Design Festa in Japan on May 22, 2012. (Demipoulpe/Flickr)
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