The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
Traditional dancers from the southern Indian state of Kerala perform in Kolkata, India on March 6, 2013. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
The sun sets over the Chinese Garden in East Jurong, Singapore on September 21, 2013. (Eduardo Seastres)
Prateep Rodpai, one of Thailand's last traditional Khon mask makers works in his studio on July 8, 2011 in Angthong, Thailand. These handmade masks can take around 10 days to make. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A photographer captures a luminous display of fireworks in Putrajaya, Malaysia on August 31, 2013. (William Cheng/Flickr)
A tree begins to bloom, signaling the start of spring in Wellington, New Zealand on September 13, 2013. (sleepcreature/Flickr)
Fereshteh Daftari discusses the inception, curation and themes of the art on view in "Iran Modern."
A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's independence movement, was born in Porbandar, India on on October 2, 1869. Here's a look at the many tributes to Gandhi on his birthday.