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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-11-17 11:32:59

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

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako weave to spectators during the royal motorcade in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako weave to spectators during the royal motorcade in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Japan's Emperor Naruhito, centre, walks toward Yukiden, one of two main halls of the shrine for Daijosai, or great thanksgiving festival, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Naruhito performed a secretive and controversial ritual Thursday, a once-in-a-reign event to give thanks for good harvests, pray for the peace and safety of the nation and play host to his family’s ancestral gods. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan's Emperor Naruhito, centre, walks toward Yukiden, one of two main halls of the shrine for Daijosai, or great thanksgiving festival, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Naruhito performed a secretive and controversial ritual Thursday, a once-in-a-reign event to give thanks for good harvests, pray for the peace and safety of the nation and play host to his family’s ancestral gods. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
A protester is detained in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A protester is detained in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Protesters walk past barricades of bricks on a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Protesters walk past barricades of bricks on a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A Sikh man lights candles at an illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Singh, File)
A Sikh man lights candles at an illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Singh, File)
Hindus make fire on the banks as part of rituals, as tourists ride on boats in the River Ganges, holy to Hindus, during Karthik Purnima festival in Varanasi. The festival which falls on the full moon day of the Indian calendar month of Karthik, is considered auspicious. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Hindus make fire on the banks as part of rituals, as tourists ride on boats in the River Ganges, holy to Hindus, during Karthik Purnima festival in Varanasi. The festival which falls on the full moon day of the Indian calendar month of Karthik, is considered auspicious. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Hindu devotees light lamps at a ghat, or stairway leading down to a body of water, during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi. During this festival, all the ghats of the River Ganges come alive with thousands of brightly lit earthen lamps. Visitors throng in large numbers to watch this event. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Hindu devotees light lamps at a ghat, or stairway leading down to a body of water, during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi. During this festival, all the ghats of the River Ganges come alive with thousands of brightly lit earthen lamps. Visitors throng in large numbers to watch this event. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
School children wearing farmer's hats smile ahead of a dance rehearsal at Assumption Commercial College in Bangkok, Thailand. Children's dance is scheduled to be performed at the end of the month after a public mass by Pope Francis, who will visit Thailand. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
School children wearing farmer's hats smile ahead of a dance rehearsal at Assumption Commercial College in Bangkok, Thailand. Children's dance is scheduled to be performed at the end of the month after a public mass by Pope Francis, who will visit Thailand. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy talks to the media outside Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rainsy landed in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return to his homeland after Thailand had earlier blocked him from entering. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy talks to the media outside Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rainsy landed in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return to his homeland after Thailand had earlier blocked him from entering. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
A lander is lifted during a test of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities at a facility in Huailai in China's Hebei province. China has invited international observers to the test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. Thursday's test was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A lander is lifted during a test of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities at a facility in Huailai in China's Hebei province. China has invited international observers to the test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. Thursday's test was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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