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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-11-10 10:28:34

From the continuing protests in Hong Kong to celebrations in South Korea, Asia had an eventful week. Here are some of the most spectacular images that were taken from across the continent.

Vehicles wait for a signal at a crossing as the city enveloped in smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Vehicles wait for a signal at a crossing as the city enveloped in smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Chinese President Xi Jinping poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for a photo during a meeting in Shanghai, China. Lam is here for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE). (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)
Chinese President Xi Jinping poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for a photo during a meeting in Shanghai, China. Lam is here for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE). (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)
A visitor takes a photo of a robot that can be used to operate a vehicle during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The sprawling import fair into its second year is meant to demonstrate China's willingness to open its domestic markets.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
A visitor takes a photo of a robot that can be used to operate a vehicle during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The sprawling import fair into its second year is meant to demonstrate China's willingness to open its domestic markets.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Police in riot gear fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon Saturday to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
Police in riot gear fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon Saturday to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
The US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, second left, with ASEAN leaders, from left, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc prepares to shake hands in traditional ASEAN-way during ASEAN-US summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
The US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, second left, with ASEAN leaders, from left, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc prepares to shake hands in traditional ASEAN-way during ASEAN-US summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft after South Africa defeated England to win the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Webb Ellis Cup aloft after South Africa defeated England to win the Rugby World Cup final at International Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
A visitor walks near lanterns during the Seoul Lantern Festival, which held from November 1-17, along Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
A visitor walks near lanterns during the Seoul Lantern Festival, which held from November 1-17, along Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Japan's Naoya Inoue, left, gets a punch from Philippines' Nonito Donaire in the sixth round of their World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final match in Saitama, Japan. Inoue beat Donaire with a unanimous decision to win the championship. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
Japan's Naoya Inoue, left, gets a punch from Philippines' Nonito Donaire in the sixth round of their World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final match in Saitama, Japan. Inoue beat Donaire with a unanimous decision to win the championship. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
A model presents a creation from Valentino Haute Couture collection by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli during a fashion show at the Aman Summer Palace in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A model presents a creation from Valentino Haute Couture collection by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli during a fashion show at the Aman Summer Palace in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
IOC member John Coates, centre left, talks with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike as they leave the Four-Party Representative Meeting in Tokyo. Next year's Olympic marathons and race walks will be run in the northern city of Sapporo as the IOC has followed through with a controversial plan to move from Tokyo to the cooler northern city. (Kimimasa Mayama /Pool Photo via AP, File)
IOC member John Coates, centre left, talks with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike as they leave the Four-Party Representative Meeting in Tokyo. Next year's Olympic marathons and race walks will be run in the northern city of Sapporo as the IOC has followed through with a controversial plan to move from Tokyo to the cooler northern city. (Kimimasa Mayama /Pool Photo via AP, File)
A man checks clothing price tags at a fashion retailer store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. Chinese leaders are counting on consumers to power the economy, replacing trade and investment as Beijing fights a tariff war with Washington. But shoppers are jittery about possible job losses and are tightening their belts, hurting sales of cars, real estate and other big-ticket items. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A man checks clothing price tags at a fashion retailer store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. Chinese leaders are counting on consumers to power the economy, replacing trade and investment as Beijing fights a tariff war with Washington. But shoppers are jittery about possible job losses and are tightening their belts, hurting sales of cars, real estate and other big-ticket items. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Simona Halep of Romania eyes on the ball as she plays against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Simona Halep of Romania eyes on the ball as she plays against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A Nepalese woman gets vermilion powder applied on her forehead after offering prayers to the setting sun at the Bagmati River during Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
A Nepalese woman gets vermilion powder applied on her forehead after offering prayers to the setting sun at the Bagmati River during Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
Spain's MotoGP rider Marc Marquez, left, celebrates with his brother Spain's Moto2 rider Alex Marquez after winning the second place of MotoGP race of the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Spain's MotoGP rider Marc Marquez, left, celebrates with his brother Spain's Moto2 rider Alex Marquez after winning the second place of MotoGP race of the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
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