The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
Harsh red rocks meet soft blue waves in Phan Rang, Vietnam on November 12, 2013. (trendstravel/Flickr)
The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Set against Singapore's skyline, the Merlion statue spouts water on November 14, 2013. (Gaelen/Flickr)
Houses, trees and mountains cast shadows on still waters in Khao Sok, Thailand on November 3, 2013. (Stefan Magdalinski/Flickr)
Night falls over calm waters in Kinmen, Taiwan on November 9, 2013. (芒果的視界/Flickr)
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Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during a 1976 trip to Iran.
Attention to detail is a signature of the historic architecture of Angkor, Cambodia on October 29, 2013. (Ricardo Sosa/Flickr)
The waves of Shelly Beach glisten under the sunrise in Queensland, Australia on October 28, 2013. (Sam Pertherbridge/Flickr)
A vibrant purple sky cloaks Campo Santo de San Joaquin, an old cemetery, in Iloilo, Philippines on November 2, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)