The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
Students gleefully bike down a dirt road as they bike home from school on Fish Island, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
Ornately carved masks decorate a restaurant in Cavite, Philippines on December 26, 2013. (Roberto Verzo/ Flickr)
Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)
A storefront with an abundant selection of light fixtures shines brightly in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Tiffany Wan/ Flickr)
Yellow arches span the sky as a train thunders by in the background in Asan, South Korea on December 31, 2013. (Sang yun Lee/ Flickr)
A worker laboriously harvests salt from the salt ponds near Kampot, Cambodia on January 14, 2014. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/ Flickr)
Sun Yunfan and Leah Thompson use up-to-the-minute technology to document the changes facing a traditional Chinese village in an era of urbanization and globalization.
A heavy mist rolls over the cold beauty of rock formations in San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines on January 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
In her remarkable new pop-up book, visual artist Colette Fu re-imagines vibrant ethnic cultures in China's Yunnan Province.