The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
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Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982. Thatcher passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition is the first to explore the concept of reclusion in Chinese art shaped by political and social changes in China during the 17th century.
A man races bulls past a large crowd of onlookers in Punjab, Pakistan on April 2, 2013. (junaidrao/Flickr)
White blooms stand neatly on floating bamboo rafts in Taipei City, Taiwan on April 1, 2013. (billlushana1/Flickr)
A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
A woman makes thread at a hand operated spindle in Yunnan, China on March 25, 2013. (V-A-K/Flickr)
Fluffy clouds float over lush green fields in Kalaw, Myanmar on March 27, 2013. (clodxplore/Flickr)
In pictures: how China's president and first lady received the red-carpet treatment on their three-country tour of Africa.
A Russian security guard is seen walking along the train tracks with the Soyuz rocket in the background at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 26, 2013. (nasa hq photo/Flickr)