A monk lighting candles in a pond during Visakha Bucha, a day that celebrates Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, in Chiang Mai, Thailand on June 4, 2012. (CanvasOfLight/Flickr)
In recent years, more than a million Mongolians have moved into Ulaanbaatar, by far the country's largest city. Photographed on June 22, 2012. (Al Jazeera English/Flickr)
A noodle chef working diligently at his craft.
Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)
A grandfather pushing his grandson along on a bike in Hong Kong on April 12, 2012. (Ding Yuin Shan/Flickr)
A Cobbler looks up from his work in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 3, 2012. (masroor saleem/Flickr)
Resort water cottages give passageway to the coves of Bucas Grande Islands, Philippines, photographed on April 22, 2012. (kciryem080/Flickr)
A Toraja man performs funeral rites in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 19, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)
Man setting up the evening lights on the temple tower, almost completely camouflaged among the statues of the gods. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
The Japanese village of Hidaka, in the Kochi prefecture, basks in the sun's rays after Typhoon Gochul passed on June 19, 2012. Mark Mrwizard/Flickr)
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