In India, workers dismantled the country's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was bought from Britain in 1957 and played a key role in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
A Hindu devotee, meanwhile, prayed on the banks of the Ganges River in the holy city of Allahabad.
Filipinos worldwide celebrated boxer Manny Pacquiao's victory in Macau in a welterweight title match where he defeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States.
There was also celebration in Jakarta on Sunday when participants in a 5-kilometer Color Run cheered, danced and threw colored powder into the air in the "happiest 5K on the planet."
Houses collapsed in a ski resort town after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook Japan's mountainous Nagano prefecture that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Elsewhere in Japan, sumo wrestlers faced off and foreign tourists got a taste of traditional Japanese culture when the donned kimono at a Shinto shrine.
In Hong Kong, workers started clearing away barricades where student-led protesters had camped out after a court had granted a restraining order against the demonstrators required them to clear an area.