The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain powers his car during the third practice session of Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 25, 2010.
A Filipino tattoo artist works on a customer's design during the annual tattoo exposition, dubbed as Dutdutan X, at the World Trade Center in Manila on September 24, 2010.
China is to give another 200 million USD in emergency flood aid to Pakistan, Premier Wen Jiabao announced during a visit to New York for a UN anti-poverty summit.
Paris Hilton was arrested last month in Las Vegas for possession of drugs.
Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival.
An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.
Originally from South Asia, the game has been around for over 4,000 years, and requires the physical strength of an NFL linebacker and the mental strength of a yogi.
Iran's Vali Nourmohammadi lies on the court after his team's victory against India at their finals match in the third Asian Central Zone Volleyball Championship in Kolkata.
In a glitzy city like Hong Kong, where 18 of the world's billionaires reside, with more Louis Vuitton stores than Paris and London, and a higher GDP per capita than Switzerland, over 100,000 residents live in cages.