Decked out in glittering costumes for the Feast of the Santo Niño in Cebu, Philippines on January 15, 2012. (Jun Pinili/Flickr)
A young monk watches a street parade amidst a full crowd in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka on May 5, 2012. (Brett Davies/Flickr)
An early morning sun peeks through the clouds above the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 24, 2012. (Greg Annandale/Flickr)
A man abandons his boat and steps into the water in Fiji during sunrise on April 5, 2012. (kyle post/Flickr)
Sloping fields of rice dot the countryside in Bhutan on May 14, 2012. (Mandala Travel/Flickr)
An old man looks suspiciously at the camera in Udaipur, India on February 12, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)
Looking at the anatomy of a hibiscus flower in Tonga on May 5, 2012. (You Never Try, You Never Know/Flickr)
A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
A full moon like this is just what millions around the world need to start their fast. Photographed on March 8, 2012 in Pune, India. (Aniket Thakur/Flickr)
Young novice monks line up before starting their early morning procession to collect alms in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This photo was taken by Asia Blog reader Greg Knudsen in April 2012.
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