In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
The calm blue waters of Lake Tarbela in Haripur, Pakistan January 10, 2014. (Nauman Sadiq/Flickr)
A setting sun casts an orange glow across the sky in Myanmar on January 28, 2014. (brentolson/Flickr)
On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
A cyclist rides along Ishikari Beach, near Sapporo, Japan on February 8, 2014. (Robert Thomson/Flickr)
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum with detailed carvings in the Chinatown district of Singapore on February 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Tourists search for shells on the untouched Ngwe Saung Beach in Yangon, Burma on January 26, 2014. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
A cook prepares a large feast in giant pots billowing with steam in Tiruvannamalai, India on November 22, 2013. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple in the Chinese district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2014. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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