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Asia last week in pictures

Updated : 2018-10-08 06:20:36

From natural disaster that hit Indonesia, to the ongoing tensions in the Middle East, the region witnessed various events throughout the week. Here is a glimpse of some of those incidents that grabbed attention of the people.

Rescuers evacuate an earthquake survivor following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Arimacs Wilander)
Rescuers evacuate an earthquake survivor following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Arimacs Wilander)
Japan's legislator Denny Tamaki celebrates his victory, dancing with supporters in the election for Okinawa governor in Naha city. Tamaki, who campaigned criticizing the American military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands of Okinawa, won the election for governor Sunday, defeating a ruling party-backed candidate pushing the status quo.(Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan's legislator Denny Tamaki celebrates his victory, dancing with supporters in the election for Okinawa governor in Naha city. Tamaki, who campaigned criticizing the American military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands of Okinawa, won the election for governor Sunday, defeating a ruling party-backed candidate pushing the status quo.(Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP, File)
Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University speaks during a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine. (Nobuki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)
Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University speaks during a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine. (Nobuki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)
Fireworks explode over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor to celebrate the China's National Day in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Fireworks explode over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor to celebrate the China's National Day in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Indian police use water cannons to disperse farmers who were marching to the Indian capital after stopping them at New Delhi's border with neighboring Uttar Pradesh state, India. The farmers have been pressing for waiver of farm loans amid other demands. (AP Photo/File)
Indian police use water cannons to disperse farmers who were marching to the Indian capital after stopping them at New Delhi's border with neighboring Uttar Pradesh state, India. The farmers have been pressing for waiver of farm loans amid other demands. (AP Photo/File)
Protesters use a large sling shot to hurl stones at Israeli troops while others burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza's Health Ministry said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Protesters use a large sling shot to hurl stones at Israeli troops while others burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza's Health Ministry said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
In this photo released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Monday,  missiles are fired from the city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade. (Sepahnews via AP)
In this photo released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Monday,  missiles are fired from the city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade. (Sepahnews via AP)
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