Resort water cottages give passageway to the coves of Bucas Grande Islands, Philippines, photographed on April 22, 2012. (kciryem080/Flickr)
A Toraja man performs funeral rites in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 19, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)
Man setting up the evening lights on the temple tower, almost completely camouflaged among the statues of the gods. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
The Japanese village of Hidaka, in the Kochi prefecture, basks in the sun's rays after Typhoon Gochul passed on June 19, 2012. Mark Mrwizard/Flickr)
Female members of the Kalash tribe of Chitral in northern Pakistan at the annual Chilum Jusht Spring Festival. This photograph was taken by Asia Blog reader Ali Jan in May 2012.
Photos: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visits Europe for the first time since 1988.
Iconic landscape in Nishishiba 4 Chome, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, photographed on March 20, 2012. (arcreyes [-ratamahatta-]/Flickr)
Four young girls smile for the camera in Tamil Nadu, India on February 18, 2012. (Original Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
Clear skies and quiet waters in Terengganu, Malaysia on May 29, 2012. (Original Shamsul Hidayat Omar/Flickr)
Dressed in vibrant maroon and gold attire, a monk poses in prayer at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 2, 2012. (Original cheese_unit/Flickr)
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