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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Asia

Updated : 2019-08-25 21:27:21

Two fishermen fell into floodwaters after a rope broke during an Indian air force rescue attempt on the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Many waterways in South Asia are swollen by recent monsoon rains.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hong Kong police and anti-government protesters faced off at a subway station as the demonstrators commemorated a violent attack against them a month ago. Tens of thousands of people had joined a weekend march as the protesters continue to call for Hong Kong's government to answer their demands for full democracy.

Papuan activists scuffled with police and soldiers during a rally near Indonesia's presidential palace in Jakarta, to protest racism and call for independence for their region.

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a woman wearing kimono and traditional Japanese sandals called
In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a woman wearing kimono and traditional Japanese sandals called "geta"" is lit by the afternoon sunlight coming through the window of a train, in Kawagoe, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith dives over to score against Australia during their Bledisloe Cup rugby test match at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Brett Phibbs/SNPA via AP, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith dives over to score against Australia during their Bledisloe Cup rugby test match at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Brett Phibbs/SNPA via AP, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, an Indonesian man retrieves his prize after climbing up a greased pole during a greased-pole climbing competition held as part of Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is celebrating its 74th anniversary of independence from the Dutch colonial rule. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, an Indonesian man retrieves his prize after climbing up a greased pole during a greased-pole climbing competition held as part of Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is celebrating its 74th anniversary of independence from the Dutch colonial rule. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, police officers armed with riots gear stand outside Mong Kok police station during pro-democracy protesters' march in Hong Kong. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, police officers armed with riots gear stand outside Mong Kok police station during pro-democracy protesters' march in Hong Kong. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, two Indian fishermen fall in floodwaters after a rope broke during a failed rescue operation using an Indian Air Force helicopter in the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Water levels in many rivers in north India have risen following heavy monsoon rains. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, two Indian fishermen fall in floodwaters after a rope broke during a failed rescue operation using an Indian Air Force helicopter in the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Water levels in many rivers in north India have risen following heavy monsoon rains. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, prepare to shake hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, watched by South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, center, ahead of their trilateral meeting in Beijing. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, prepare to shake hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, watched by South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, center, ahead of their trilateral meeting in Beijing. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, a police officer raises his rifle as the local market is seen burning during a protest in Fakfak, Papua province, Indonesia. Indonesia deployed over 1,000 security personnel to the restive province of West Papua amid spreading violent protests sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted Papuan students in East Java . (AP Photo/Beawiharta, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, a police officer raises his rifle as the local market is seen burning during a protest in Fakfak, Papua province, Indonesia. Indonesia deployed over 1,000 security personnel to the restive province of West Papua amid spreading violent protests sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted Papuan students in East Java . (AP Photo/Beawiharta, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, demonstrators stand on turnstiles during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, demonstrators stand on turnstiles during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, demonstrators stand outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Kai Harada of Japan reacts as he falls from a bouldering wall during the men's combined bouldering final at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Kai Harada of Japan reacts as he falls from a bouldering wall during the men's combined bouldering final at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, armored vehicles and troop trucks are parked in a lot by Shenzhen Bay Stadium with the Shenzhen Bay Bridge that links into Hong Kong in the background in Shenzhen. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese paramilitary police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, armored vehicles and troop trucks are parked in a lot by Shenzhen Bay Stadium with the Shenzhen Bay Bridge that links into Hong Kong in the background in Shenzhen. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese paramilitary police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Papuan activists scuffle with police and soldiers during a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. A group of West Papuan students in Indonesia's capital staged the protest against racism and called for independence for their region. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Papuan activists scuffle with police and soldiers during a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. A group of West Papuan students in Indonesia's capital staged the protest against racism and called for independence for their region. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
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