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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2020-01-12 11:24:29

From protests in Hong Kong to kite festival in Ahmedabad, here are some of the most spectacular images that were taken from across the continent last week.

A sushi chef holds up the head of a bluefin tuna at a restaurant in Tsukji market area in Tokyo, after it was sold at the first auction of 2020 at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market. The tuna was sold 193.2 million yen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
A sushi chef holds up the head of a bluefin tuna at a restaurant in Tsukji market area in Tokyo, after it was sold at the first auction of 2020 at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market. The tuna was sold 193.2 million yen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Ariot policeman sprays pepper spray at a man as they disperse a crowd during a demonstration against
Ariot policeman sprays pepper spray at a man as they disperse a crowd during a demonstration against "parallel traders" who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China in Sheung Shui near the Chinese border in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong marched through the border town Sunday to oppose traders from mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A visitor looks at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is known for massive, elaborate, and colourfully lit ice sculptures featuring animals, cartoon characters, and various landmarks. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
A visitor looks at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is known for massive, elaborate, and colourfully lit ice sculptures featuring animals, cartoon characters, and various landmarks. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
Visitors offer prayers for New Year at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on the first business day of the year, in Tokyo. Kanda Myojin is known as the shrine of commerce and industry. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Visitors offer prayers for New Year at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on the first business day of the year, in Tokyo. Kanda Myojin is known as the shrine of commerce and industry. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Pro-democracy demonstrators holding placards are reflected on a protester's sunglasses during a rally outside the Times Square shopping mall at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong enters its eighth month of anti-government protests, Beijing's new top official in the territory said Monday that he has full confidence in the city's long-term prosperity and stability ⁠— so long as it has the support of mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Pro-democracy demonstrators holding placards are reflected on a protester's sunglasses during a rally outside the Times Square shopping mall at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong enters its eighth month of anti-government protests, Beijing's new top official in the territory said Monday that he has full confidence in the city's long-term prosperity and stability ⁠— so long as it has the support of mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
People stand in lines to buy train tickets for their hometown visits during the Lunar New Year holidays, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans will visit their hometowns during a four-day holiday of the Lunar New Year which falls on Jan. 25 this year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
People stand in lines to buy train tickets for their hometown visits during the Lunar New Year holidays, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans will visit their hometowns during a four-day holiday of the Lunar New Year which falls on Jan. 25 this year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
School children perform yoga during the inauguration of an international kite festival in Ahmadabad. Kite flyers from various countries and across India are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmadabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
School children perform yoga during the inauguration of an international kite festival in Ahmadabad. Kite flyers from various countries and across India are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmadabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Commuters wear protection masks inside a subway train in Hong Kong. Hong Kong health chief Sophia Chan said Tuesday that a respiratory illness whose cause remains unknown will be added to an official list of diseases that medical practitioners are required to report to the government. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Commuters wear protection masks inside a subway train in Hong Kong. Hong Kong health chief Sophia Chan said Tuesday that a respiratory illness whose cause remains unknown will be added to an official list of diseases that medical practitioners are required to report to the government. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
A crowd of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees follow the carriage of the Black Nazarene during a raucous procession to celebrate its feast day, in Manila, Philippines. A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East at the start Thursday of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia's biggest religious events. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
A crowd of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees follow the carriage of the Black Nazarene during a raucous procession to celebrate its feast day, in Manila, Philippines. A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East at the start Thursday of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia's biggest religious events. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Workers stand over a furnace at a bricks factory to keep themselves warm on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Thousands of workers come to the Kathmandu valley to work in brick factories during the dry winter season. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
Workers stand over a furnace at a bricks factory to keep themselves warm on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Thousands of workers come to the Kathmandu valley to work in brick factories during the dry winter season. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's President and the 2020 presidential election candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is framed by a signboard during an election campaign rally in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu province. A year ago, the Taiwan leader was on the ropes. Now President Tsai appears poised to win a second four-year term in elections this Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's President and the 2020 presidential election candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is framed by a signboard during an election campaign rally in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu province. A year ago, the Taiwan leader was on the ropes. Now President Tsai appears poised to win a second four-year term in elections this Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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