The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
Young Afghan boys run on a hill-top past ruins in the old city of Kabul on September 16, 2010.
Chairman Mao's portrait is only partially visible as scaffolding covers Tiananmen Gate during renovations on September 15, 2010, ahead of National Day celebrations.
Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cut off by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground.
Not all Muslim countries in Asia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this year. Deadly flooding in Pakistan and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir have set a somber mood this holiday season.
Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata
Newly wed couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony organized by Taipei city government on September 9, 2010.
Tennis stars Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Rohan Bopanna of India forge an unlikely friendship on and off court.
Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival
Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar, the world's smallest teenager at 22 inches tall, visits Ripley's Believe It or Not on September 7, 2010 in New York City.