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)
We collected our favorite images from across the globe. Happy New Year!
In Tibet, two herdsman wait for a bus, which arrives only once a day on January 19, 2012. (Hsin-Chan Chien /Flickr)
Check out this photo and clip from a documentary about the culture of beards and moustaches in India. (William Hartley /Flickr)
A relentless cold wave is sweeping through North India as the death toll rises to 165. Temperatures have plunged to as low as - 12.4 ° Celsius or - 26.4 Fahrenheit. Tom Carter)
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