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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-12-09 06:34:02

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong continue their struggle amidst crackdown while Vietnam bid a final farewell to the Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. Here are some of the most spectacular images that were taken from across the continent.

Students dance as part of a
Students dance as part of a "Save girl, Educate girl" initiative and an attempt for a world record, at a school in Ahmadabad. More than Six thousand students of a school participated in the group dance, according to a press release. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Fireworks display during the opening ceremony of the 30th South East Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan province, northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Fireworks display during the opening ceremony of the 30th South East Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan province, northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan, File)
Children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan, File)
Solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province. As world leaders gather in Madrid to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight is falling on China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
Solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province. As world leaders gather in Madrid to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight is falling on China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
People visit the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens in Tokyo to enjoy the autumn colours. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
People visit the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens in Tokyo to enjoy the autumn colours. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Indian Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Indian Navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Villagers pluck water chestnuts from a pond in Kanpur. Workers earn about 250 Rupees a day after spending 5-6 hours extracting the aquatic vegetable that grows mostly in stagnant water. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Villagers pluck water chestnuts from a pond in Kanpur. Workers earn about 250 Rupees a day after spending 5-6 hours extracting the aquatic vegetable that grows mostly in stagnant water. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
A labourer watches a movie on his mobile phone as he takes a break with others as they repair a road in Mumbai. Many economists believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetization of currency in 2016 and a hasty rollout of a goods and services tax inflicted blows to the labour-intensive manufacturing sector, with the country’s economic growth at 4.5%, its slowest pace in six years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
A labourer watches a movie on his mobile phone as he takes a break with others as they repair a road in Mumbai. Many economists believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetization of currency in 2016 and a hasty rollout of a goods and services tax inflicted blows to the labour-intensive manufacturing sector, with the country’s economic growth at 4.5%, its slowest pace in six years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Myanmar's Aung Naing Oo kicks a ball against Indonesia's Muhammad Hardiansyah and Saiful Rijal during men's team double sepak takraw final match between Indonesia and Myanmar at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Subic, Philippines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
Myanmar's Aung Naing Oo kicks a ball against Indonesia's Muhammad Hardiansyah and Saiful Rijal during men's team double sepak takraw final match between Indonesia and Myanmar at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Subic, Philippines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
Lantern-covered floats stand as fireworks light up the sky during the Chichibu Night Festival in Chichibu, north of Tokyo, Japan. The Chichibu Night Festival, which has roots that go back more than 1,000 years, is one of three famous Japanese festivals to feature huge floats, which can top 7 meters (23 feet) and weigh up to 15 tons. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai, File)
Lantern-covered floats stand as fireworks light up the sky during the Chichibu Night Festival in Chichibu, north of Tokyo, Japan. The Chichibu Night Festival, which has roots that go back more than 1,000 years, is one of three famous Japanese festivals to feature huge floats, which can top 7 meters (23 feet) and weigh up to 15 tons. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai, File)
Relatives of Bui Thi Nhung weep next to Nhung's casket at the family home in the village of Do Thanh, Vietnam. The body of 19-year old Nhung was among the last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month that were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)
Relatives of Bui Thi Nhung weep next to Nhung's casket at the family home in the village of Do Thanh, Vietnam. The body of 19-year old Nhung was among the last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month that were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)
Vietnam's Ngoc Huong Do Thi performs at the uneven bars during the women's artistic gymnastics competition at the 30th South East Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Vietnam's Ngoc Huong Do Thi performs at the uneven bars during the women's artistic gymnastics competition at the 30th South East Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters renewed pressure on the Hong Kong government Sunday with three separate marches, appealing to President Donald Trump for help and demanding that police stop using tear gas. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters renewed pressure on the Hong Kong government Sunday with three separate marches, appealing to President Donald Trump for help and demanding that police stop using tear gas. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
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