Merchants sell flowers at the Russell Market in Bangalore, India on February 17, 2012 — just a few days prior to a fire which burned down 174 shops. (initials BB /Flickr)
The sun sets on a field in Nakayama, Japan on February 26, 2012. (Jan Karlo Camero /Flickr)
A monkey is chained to a motorcycle basket in Hue, Vietnam on February 21, 2012. (Thang Nguyen /Flickr)
The sun rises on the pagodas of Bagan, Burma on December 18, 2011. Photo submitted by Charlie Costello.
Angry Birds are the dominant motif on balloons sold in a village on the outskirts of Yangon, Burma on February 20, 2012. (Rafat Ali)
A sea turtle is seen in Sanma, Vanuatu on February 2, 2012. (JetpacApp /Flickr)
A lomo-style image of some bikes leaning against a slowly decaying wall somewhere in China on February 17, 2012. (Carl Welsby /Flickr)
Long-tail boats are docked in Ao Nang beach in Thailand's Krabi Province on February 10, 2012. (Alexander Synaptic /Flickr)
Thai couples kiss during a competition for the 'World's Longest Continuous Kiss.' (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP/Getty Images)
Photography Erik Messori documents illegal coal mining in Eastern India and the health hazards affecting the population.
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