Religious rituals, sneaky macaques, monumental achievements and impromptu stunts in a collection of images from South Asia.

India
India's national cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C) arrives at the Tribhuvan International Airport during his two-day visit on invitation by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. -Photo by Reuters
Macaque monkeys hang upside down as they drink water from a pond at the Swayambhunath Stupa area in Kathmandu, Nepal. -Photo by AFP
Macaque monkeys hang upside down as they drink water from a pond at the Swayambhunath Stupa area in Kathmandu, Nepal. -Photo by AFP
A painting titled "Hope" on display at an exhibition organised by University of Peshawar
A painting titled "Hope" on display at an exhibition organised by University of Peshawar's Department of Arts and Design in Peshawar, Pakistan. -Photo by PPI
A vendor displays his stock of cherries at a roadside stall in Peshawar, Pakistan. -Photo by APP
A vendor displays his stock of cherries at a roadside stall in Peshawar, Pakistan. -Photo by APP
Safari Park
Safari Park's newest inhabitants, a pair of Pumas, are pictured here in their temporary home at the Karachi Zoological Garden, Pakistan. -Photo by PPI
A young man performs impromptu bike stunts at a deserted road in Karachi, Pakistan.
A young man performs impromptu bike stunts at a deserted road in Karachi, Pakistan.
A foreign visitor feeds an elephant at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, Sri Lanka. -Photo by AFP
A foreign visitor feeds an elephant at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela, Sri Lanka. -Photo by AFP
Seven-year old female elephant, ?Ganga" who belongs to a Buddhist temple bows down to Buddha
Seven-year old female elephant, ?Ganga" who belongs to a Buddhist temple bows down to Buddha's statues practicing routine rituals at the temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. -Photo by AP
US Marine Cpl. Reagan Odhner (L) assigned in Female Engagement Team (FET) and US Navy Lt. Sarah Pilewski (2L) from 1st Battalion 7th Marines Regiment play football with Afghan children at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jackson also known as Sabit Khadam. -Photo by AFP
US Marine Cpl. Reagan Odhner (L) assigned in Female Engagement Team (FET) and US Navy Lt. Sarah Pilewski (2L) from 1st Battalion 7th Marines Regiment play football with Afghan children at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jackson also known as Sabit Khadam. -Photo by AFP
Afghan boys study in Kabul. Arson and poison attacks on schools across Afghanistan, mostly against those teaching girls, have forced students to defend themselves, an extra-curricular activity imposed by the government which blames the Taliban for the violence. -Photo by Reuters
Afghan boys study in Kabul. Arson and poison attacks on schools across Afghanistan, mostly against those teaching girls, have forced students to defend themselves, an extra-curricular activity imposed by the government which blames the Taliban for the violence. -Photo by Reuters
A Bangladeshi Border Guard keeps watch on a jetty on the Naf river in Teknaf. Bangladesh refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. -Photo by AFP
A Bangladeshi Border Guard keeps watch on a jetty on the Naf river in Teknaf. Bangladesh refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. -Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi children play football beside the Naf river in Teknaf. -Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi children play football beside the Naf river in Teknaf. -Photo by AFP
Indian tattoo enthusiast Moses gets a design inked on his body at a tattoo convention in Mumbai. The event is a showcase of tattoo art which has for centuries been used in India for religious symbolism but  is now emerging as a fashion statement amongst the young and trendy urban youth. -Photo by AFP
Indian tattoo enthusiast Moses gets a design inked on his body at a tattoo convention in Mumbai. The event is a showcase of tattoo art which has for centuries been used in India for religious symbolism but is now emerging as a fashion statement amongst the young and trendy urban youth. -Photo by AFP
Indian Nihang, a religious Sikh warrior, preforms Gatka, a Sikh martial art, during a procession from the Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh temple to the Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib temple in Amritsar. -Photo by AFP
Indian Nihang, a religious Sikh warrior, preforms Gatka, a Sikh martial art, during a procession from the Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh temple to the Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib temple in Amritsar. -Photo by AFP
Passer by watch as magician and illusionist Cyril Takayama performs on a roadside light electric pole, in Mumbai, India. -Photo by AP
Passer by watch as magician and illusionist Cyril Takayama performs on a roadside light electric pole, in Mumbai, India. -Photo by AP
Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor, left, and Priyanka Chopra attend a press conference on their upcoming film "Teri Meri Kahaani," in Ahmedabad, India. -Photo by AP
Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor, left, and Priyanka Chopra attend a press conference on their upcoming film "Teri Meri Kahaani," in Ahmedabad, India. -Photo by AP
Female Bangladeshi mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen descends on the lonely Lhotse face on Mount Everest.  Wasfia Nazreen, 29, became the second Bangladeshi woman to summit the world
Female Bangladeshi mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen descends on the lonely Lhotse face on Mount Everest. Wasfia Nazreen, 29, became the second Bangladeshi woman to summit the world's tallest mountain on May 26, 2012 and is climbing the highest peak on each of the continents to celebrate 40 years of Bangladeshi independence. -Photo by AFP
A supporter of establishment faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) listen to the speech given by the party leaders during the mass rally in Kathmandu, Nepal. -Photo by AP
A supporter of establishment faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) listen to the speech given by the party leaders during the mass rally in Kathmandu, Nepal. -Photo by AP
Sikh pilgrims attend religious rituals at the Gurdwara in Lahore. Pilgrims from India and other parts of the world arrived in Pakistan to take part in religious rituals for the 406th death anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, who is Sikhism
Sikh pilgrims attend religious rituals at the Gurdwara in Lahore. Pilgrims from India and other parts of the world arrived in Pakistan to take part in religious rituals for the 406th death anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, who is Sikhism's fifth guru. -Photo by AFP

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