The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. ("masa/Flickr)
A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)
Monks of Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery stand in line in Bago, Myanmar on February 19, 2013. (hans a rosbach/Flickr)
Clouds blanket vibrant green mountainsides in Ifugao, Philippines on February 18, 2013. (aileron/Flickr)
As protestors in Bangladesh continue to rally for capital punishment of a 1971 Liberation War criminal, the Jamaat-e-Islami party retaliates by slaying an activist of the Shahbag Protest in Dhaka.
A branch full of blooms set against the backdrop of mountains in Taiwan on February 14, 2013. (MaxChu/Flickr)
After a week of protests in Bangladesh demanding the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.
School girls form a human chain as they participate in a One Billion Rising rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 14, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)