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Kumbh Mela, Coming of Age Day celebrations: The past week that was in Asia

Updated : 2019-01-18 12:49:35

A female panda, still unnamed after being born in a Malaysian zoo, celebrates her first birthday with an ice cake.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a man wears a mask along the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, as unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns engulf parts of Asia.

Kimono-clad women celebrate their 20th birthday on Coming of Age Day, a national holiday in Japan, with a ride on a roller coaster.

In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, a female panda (unnamed) born in a Malaysian zoo last year looks at her ice birthday cake on her first birthday at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur. She is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, a female panda (unnamed) born in a Malaysian zoo last year looks at her ice birthday cake on her first birthday at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur. She is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old react as they ride a roller coaster following a coming of age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park on Coming of Age Day, a national holiday, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old react as they ride a roller coaster following a coming of age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park on Coming of Age Day, a national holiday, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, a man wearing a mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
In this Monday, January 14, 2019 photo, a man wearing a mask walks along the Han river at a park in Seoul, South Korea. Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, a Sadhu dances holding a mace as he arrives for a ritualistic dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Kumbh Mela is a series of ritual baths by Sadhus, and other pilgrims at the confluence of three sacred rivers — the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati — that dates back to at least medieval times. The city’s Mughal-era name Allahabad was recently changed to Prayagraj. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, a Sadhu dances holding a mace as he arrives for a ritualistic dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Kumbh Mela is a series of ritual baths by Sadhus, and other pilgrims at the confluence of three sacred rivers — the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati — that dates back to at least medieval times. The city’s Mughal-era name Allahabad was recently changed to Prayagraj. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, a construction worker walks by a woman eating her lunch as she is reflected on a restaurant's window in Beijing. China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the US. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, a construction worker walks by a woman eating her lunch as she is reflected on a restaurant's window in Beijing. China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the US. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province. The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies said the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Tuesday, January 15, 2019 photo, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province. The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies said the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 photo, a pair of buffalos lock horns during a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Magh Bihu festivities at Boidyabori village, east of Guwahati, India. Magh Bihu is the harvest festival of the northeastern Indian state of Assam and is observed in the Assamese month of Magh, that coincides with January. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
In this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 photo, a pair of buffalos lock horns during a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Magh Bihu festivities at Boidyabori village, east of Guwahati, India. Magh Bihu is the harvest festival of the northeastern Indian state of Assam and is observed in the Assamese month of Magh, that coincides with January. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
In this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 photo, a man has his beard trimmed at a roadside barber shop in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
In this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 photo, a man has his beard trimmed at a roadside barber shop in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, M110A2 self-propelled howitzers fire during a military exercises in Taichung, central Taiwan. Taiwan’s military has conducted a live-fire drill on Thursday to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, M110A2 self-propelled howitzers fire during a military exercises in Taichung, central Taiwan. Taiwan’s military has conducted a live-fire drill on Thursday to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich sits in a van as she leaves the Immigration Detention Center for an airport for deportation in Bangkok, Thailand. Vashukevich who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich sits in a van as she leaves the Immigration Detention Center for an airport for deportation in Bangkok, Thailand. Vashukevich who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka serves to Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
In this Thursday, January 17, 2019 photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka serves to Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
In this Sunday, January 13, 2019 photo, Kashmiri villagers attend the funeral of rebel commander Zeenatul Islam in Sugan village 61 kilometers (38 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, leading to injuries to at least 16 people after a gunbattle between militants and government forces overnight killed two rebels, police and residents said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
In this Sunday, January 13, 2019 photo, Kashmiri villagers attend the funeral of rebel commander Zeenatul Islam in Sugan village 61 kilometers (38 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, leading to injuries to at least 16 people after a gunbattle between militants and government forces overnight killed two rebels, police and residents said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
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