Rescuers raced Monday to help tens of thousands stranded by rooftop-high floods in Myanmar, as the UN warned that swollen rivers threaten more areas and large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.
Traditional Russian wooden nesting matryoshka dolls displayed at an exhibition in Moscow. From peasant maidens to Pussy Riots, the changing faces of Russia's matryoshka nesting dolls reflect the country's tumultuous history.
More than four years since Satoru Yamauchi abandoned his noodle restaurant to escape radiation spreading from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government is almost ready to declare it safe to go home.
An elderly women troupe of singers and dancers in traditional costumes performing at a herb garden on Kohama Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. A Japanese 'girl band' with an average age of 84 has struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.