Looks like the United Arab Emirates was a popular destination this winter. The map above is of Qatar, a country close to the UAE. Tonia Wang just sent us more awesome photos from both countries. We've compiled them into two slideshows: one with city imagery, and one with all the rest of the beautiful countryside, desert, and temples.
This is the time of the famous kite festival in Ahmedabad, India. Everyone in the city takes to their roofs for the festival, flying small paper kites and big elaborate kites. The entire sky is filled with these kites as far as the eye can see.