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Asia last week in pictures

Updated : 2018-10-01 15:05:08

The surprise victory of opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives, celebration of festivals across regions and natural disasters were all witnessed by the continent last week. Here is a glimpse of these events that grabbed attention.

Rescuers head to another location as operations continue for the second day following the massive landslide that buried homes under part of a mountainside City of Naga in the central Philippines and killed more than two dozen people and listed several others as missing. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Rescuers head to another location as operations continue for the second day following the massive landslide that buried homes under part of a mountainside City of Naga in the central Philippines and killed more than two dozen people and listed several others as missing. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih jumps as he walks in a street march with supporters in Male, Maldive. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih jumps as he walks in a street march with supporters in Male, Maldive. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Supporters of Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom cheer as they take part in a street parade in Male, Maldive. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Supporters of Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom cheer as they take part in a street parade in Male, Maldive. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Devotees prepare to immerse idols of Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Devotees prepare to immerse idols of Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
A man hangs paper lanterns during Mid-Autumn Festival at a park in Hong Kong. The festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar and is marked by Chinese families and friends gathering to eat Chinese moon cakes and pomelos together. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A man hangs paper lanterns during Mid-Autumn Festival at a park in Hong Kong. The festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar and is marked by Chinese families and friends gathering to eat Chinese moon cakes and pomelos together. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Kashmiri men shout slogans as they carry the body of Mohammad Saleem Malik, a civilian, during his funeral procession in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Kashmiri men shout slogans as they carry the body of Mohammad Saleem Malik, a civilian, during his funeral procession in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
An artisan smokes as he works on idols of goddess Durga inside a workshop in Gauhati. The idols are being made for worship for the upcoming Durga Puja festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
An artisan smokes as he works on idols of goddess Durga inside a workshop in Gauhati. The idols are being made for worship for the upcoming Durga Puja festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
An Indian Shiite Muslim feels faint while flagellating himself during a Muharram procession marking Ashoura, in New Delhi, India. Ashoura is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, observed around the world in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
An Indian Shiite Muslim feels faint while flagellating himself during a Muharram procession marking Ashoura, in New Delhi, India. Ashoura is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, observed around the world in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
Head-load worker rests on his basket beside a pile of marigold flowers at a wholesale market in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)
Head-load worker rests on his basket beside a pile of marigold flowers at a wholesale market in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)
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