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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-12-29 14:18:56

From protests in Hong Kong to Christmas festivities in South Korea, here are some of the most spectacular images that were taken from across the continent last week.

Cola, 10-year-old female orangutan waits in a cage to be sent back to Indonesia at a Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife authorities in Thailand repatriated two orangutans, Cola and 7-year-old Giant, to their native habitats in Indonesia in a collaborative effort to combat the illicit wildlife trade. Cola was born in a breeding centre from two smuggled orangutans which were sent back to Indonesia several years ago, according to the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Cola, 10-year-old female orangutan waits in a cage to be sent back to Indonesia at a Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife authorities in Thailand repatriated two orangutans, Cola and 7-year-old Giant, to their native habitats in Indonesia in a collaborative effort to combat the illicit wildlife trade. Cola was born in a breeding centre from two smuggled orangutans which were sent back to Indonesia several years ago, according to the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Brides sit for a mass wedding in Surat. More than a hundred couples tied the knot at the mass wedding. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Brides sit for a mass wedding in Surat. More than a hundred couples tied the knot at the mass wedding. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Mountain climbers in Santa Claus outfits pose during an event to hope for safe climbing and to promote Christmas charity on the Buckhan mountain in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Mountain climbers in Santa Claus outfits pose during an event to hope for safe climbing and to promote Christmas charity on the Buckhan mountain in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
People wearing masks stand during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
People wearing masks stand during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
People take photos of the sign
People take photos of the sign "Free HK" during a rally in Hong Kong. Protesters attended at a rally to protest against Hong Kong Police's latest action to freeze money raised by a fundraising platform which was used to support the city's anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Japanese champion Ryota Murata, left, sends a left hook to Canadian challenger Steve Butler in the second round of their WBA middleweight world boxing title match in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. Murata defended his title by a technical knockout in the fifth round. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
Japanese champion Ryota Murata, left, sends a left hook to Canadian challenger Steve Butler in the second round of their WBA middleweight world boxing title match in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. Murata defended his title by a technical knockout in the fifth round. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)
A roadside vendor holds a special filter and watches a partial solar eclipse in Hyderabad. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
A roadside vendor holds a special filter and watches a partial solar eclipse in Hyderabad. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
People read the holy book of the Quran as they pray at a mass grave site for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, during the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Nurhasanah, File)
People read the holy book of the Quran as they pray at a mass grave site for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, during the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Nurhasanah, File)
A child looks up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse from Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
A child looks up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse from Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
An annular solar eclipse is seen through a safety glass from Siak, Riau province, Indonesia. People along a swath of southern Asia gazed at the sky in marvel on Thursday at a
An annular solar eclipse is seen through a safety glass from Siak, Riau province, Indonesia. People along a swath of southern Asia gazed at the sky in marvel on Thursday at a "ring of fire" solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Rifka Majjid, File)
A woman offers prayers at a church on Christmas in Gauhati, India.  (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
A woman offers prayers at a church on Christmas in Gauhati, India.  (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
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