18 Stunning Photos of Asia from Smithsonian.com's 2014 Photo Contest

The editors of Smithsonian.com magazine have announced the finalists for their 12th Annual Photo Contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries taken by photographers from 93 different countries. The competition features photography from six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images, and Mobile.

Scroll through slideshow above for a photography tour of Asia, featuring selections from this year's shortlist, and visit the official contest page to see all the finalists.

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Tim Lau is a Content Producer at Asia Society. He is a New Jersey native and has also lived in Greater Chicago and Washington, DC.