The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
A line of trees and moored boats are reflected in a pool of water in China on March 13, 2014. (vic xia/Flickr)
A Balinese man kicks up fire during the 'Mesabatan Api' ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 2014. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
A Bangladesh fan shows his support during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket match between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 25, 2014. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)
Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)
A Victoria Crowned Pigeon poses for a photo in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore on March 4, 2014. (Isaac Lee/Flickr)
A bee hovers towards some blossoms on a tree in Zhejiang, China on March 11, 2014. (Peng AN/Flickr)
A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)
Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala comes into being.