Water washes off all the badness from the past.
A child swims in a moat in Chiang Mai.
Hindus celebrate by letting loose with coloured powder and water jets for spring.
A rain of coloured water descends on revellers in Bhopal.
The Burmese also commemorate Spring by releasing captive fish and birds.
The crowd gathers for blessings in Yangon.
Water's a symbol of holiness, goodness and brightness for the Dai festival.
The banks of the Lancang-Mekong River in Yunnan province provide abundant wealth.
St. John the Baptist is celebrated in this water festival.
Passengers are sprayed by pedestrians near Agora Public Market in Pagadian.
Wet and wild