Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.
Red and gold in Chinatown on October 20, 2012. (Damian Bere/Flickr)
Boats docked during sunset on Inle Lake in Myanmar on December 13, 2012. (isriya/Flickr)
A man explores the natural scenery of the Pok Fu Lam Country Park in Hong Kong on August 4, 2012. (Dawvon/Flickr)
The Sri Mariamman shrine in Singapore's Chinatown festooned with colored balloons on September 10, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
A woman tends to her land in Kashmir, India on October 5, 2012. (patrikmloeff/Flickr)
A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)
A buddhist monk takes a moment to pray in a monastery in Manila, the Philippines on November 18, 2012. (Andy*Enero/Flickr)
A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
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