The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
The joint Asia Society and IRRI Task Force report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, was the focus at the 3rd International Rice Congress in Vietnam.
A mask seller stands outside as Caton tower illuminates during a light show rehersal for the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010.
The versatile writer and editor tours behind his major new compilation of writing from the Islamic world.
Since 1994, APEC leaders have donned sometimes questionable examples of national dress.
Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, work on saffron farms for export mostly to India and some European countries.
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 5, 2010.
Mounted Kyrgyz men play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis ('goat grabbing'), in Bishkek on November 4, 2010.
In this amazing tale of heroism, former Khmer Rouge conscripted child soldier, Aki Ra is now working to clear landmines in his native Cambodia, many of which he planted himself many years ago.
Indonesia warned its most active volcano could continue erupting for months as 50,000 remained in temporary shelters and airlines cancelled flights over the disaster-hit nation.
While the United States suffers from a generation of 20-something college-graduated slackers, Japan sees its own share of underachievers too.