The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.
A dog pauses on a lonely path to pose for the camera in Goa, India on January 31, 2013. (katya_alagic/Flickr)
An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr)
Meet the photographer behind one of Apple's most stunning backgrounds.
A group of people are silhouetted against the blazing sun on sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam on January 30, 2013. (arthur.l.I/Flickr)
The First Lady's Jason Wu inauguration gown that enchanted the media last week was one of many outfits she has worn by Asian designers.
A row of vintage toy cars neatly lined up in an antique market stall in Shanghai, China on January 27, 2013. (ciaocibai/Flickr)
A man walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks as Queensland experiences severe rains and flooding from Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Gold Coast, Australia on January 28, 2013. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Nashville musician Abigail Washburn performs the folk classic "Black Waters" in the context of the Center on U.S.-China Relations' "Coal+Ice" exhibition.
Star trails over the winding Great Wall of China on January 25, 2013. (Michael.Dai/Flickr)