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Best photos from the past week in Asia

Updated : 2019-08-02 10:26:04

National rescue agency workers walk near buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Indonesia. It's one of several active volcanos in the country.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, protesters disrupted subway service and staged other demonstrations in Hong Kong as they continued their protests against the territory's government.Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks in the upper house of parliament in his first opening speech for a Diet session since ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Asia-Pacific foreign ministers cross their arms for a traditional "ASEAN handshake" during an annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, an Indian artist performs a fire act during a procession as part of
In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, an Indian artist performs a fire act during a procession as part of "Bonalu" festivities in Hyderabad, India. Bonalu is a month long Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a woman, center, wails by the body of her husband, an Indian army soldier Krishan Lal who was killed in firing from the Pakistan side of the border, at Ghagriyal village, in Akhnoor, about 62 kilometers (51 miles) from Jammu, India. Indian and Pakistani soldiers on Tuesday traded heavy gunfire across a cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between the hostile neighbours, leaving one Indian soldier and one Pakistani civilian dead and several others wounded, officials said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a woman, center, wails by the body of her husband, an Indian army soldier Krishan Lal who was killed in firing from the Pakistan side of the border, at Ghagriyal village, in Akhnoor, about 62 kilometers (51 miles) from Jammu, India. Indian and Pakistani soldiers on Tuesday traded heavy gunfire across a cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between the hostile neighbours, leaving one Indian soldier and one Pakistani civilian dead and several others wounded, officials said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Indian doctors scuffle with policemen during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill outside the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi, India. The NMC bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Indian doctors scuffle with policemen during a protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill outside the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi, India. The NMC bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, workers collect trash during a clean-up on the Bahagia river in Bekasi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, workers collect trash during a clean-up on the Bahagia river in Bekasi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, third left, crosses his arms for the traditional
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, third left, crosses his arms for the traditional "ASEAN handshake" as he meets with Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong countries, from left to right, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Myanmar's Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP, File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a member of an honor guard reacts as he and his comrades prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Colombia's President Ivan Duque, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a member of an honor guard reacts as he and his comrades prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Colombia's President Ivan Duque, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a bleeding man is taken away by policemen after being attacked by protesters outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019, file photo, a bleeding man is taken away by policemen after being attacked by protesters outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, file photo, passengers argue with protesters who disrupted a subway line in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted subway service during the morning commute by blocking the doors on trains, preventing them from leaving the stations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, file photo, passengers argue with protesters who disrupted a subway line in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted subway service during the morning commute by blocking the doors on trains, preventing them from leaving the stations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Sunday, July 28, 2019, file photo, protesters carry U.S. flags and placards during a protest march in Hong Kong. A sea of black-shirted protesters, some with bright yellow helmets and masks but many with just backpacks, marched down a major street in central Hong Kong on Sunday in the latest rally in what has become a summer of protest. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Sunday, July 28, 2019, file photo, protesters carry U.S. flags and placards during a protest march in Hong Kong. A sea of black-shirted protesters, some with bright yellow helmets and masks but many with just backpacks, marched down a major street in central Hong Kong on Sunday in the latest rally in what has become a summer of protest. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, file photo, members of the National Search and Rescue Agency walk among buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Subang, West Java, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. The volcano erupted Friday forcing tourists and residents to flee the mountain. (AP Photo/Kusumadireza, File)
In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, file photo, members of the National Search and Rescue Agency walk among buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Subang, West Java, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. The volcano erupted Friday forcing tourists and residents to flee the mountain. (AP Photo/Kusumadireza, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Japan's Emperor Naruhito reads a statement to open formally an extraordinary session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. Naruhito delivered his first opening speech since ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Japan's Emperor Naruhito reads a statement to open formally an extraordinary session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo. Naruhito delivered his first opening speech since ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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