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The most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia and Australia

Updated : March 03, 2019 01:55 PM IST

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for their second-ever summit in Hanoi. The Vietnamese capital city rolled out the welcome mat for the leaders, creating a celebratory atmosphere for a meeting that ultimately ended without any new agreements.

In Australia, the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse arrived at a Melbourne courthouse for his sentencing hearing.

South Koreans marched through the streets with torches and a military flight team put on show as the country marked the anniversary of a 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule.

Spectators watch fighter aircrafts perform aerobatic manoeuvres on the third day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
Spectators watch fighter aircrafts perform aerobatic manoeuvres on the third day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, does traditional
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, does traditional "Banzai (long life)" cheers to Japanese Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko, right, during a ceremony to mark the 30th year of his reign at the National Theater in Tokyo, Japan. Akihito's Heisei era will end when he abdicates on April 30 in favour of his elder son, 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, beginning a new, as the yet unnamed era. (Nicolas Datiche/Pool Photo via AP, File)
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatic flight team performs during a rehearsal for the upcoming government ceremony to mark the centennial of the March First Independence Movement Day against Japanese colonial rule (1910-45), in Seoul, South Korea. The statue, bottom, is Adm. Yi Sun-sin, the national hero who won a major naval victory over Japan in the 16th century. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatic flight team performs during a rehearsal for the upcoming government ceremony to mark the centennial of the March First Independence Movement Day against Japanese colonial rule (1910-45), in Seoul, South Korea. The statue, bottom, is Adm. Yi Sun-sin, the national hero who won a major naval victory over Japan in the 16th century. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse faces his first night in custody following a sentencing hearing on Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse faces his first night in custody following a sentencing hearing on Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
A Tibetan Buddhist monk uses his phone camera as he walks with another in the snow in Dharmsala. This Himalayan region saw another snowfall on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
A Tibetan Buddhist monk uses his phone camera as he walks with another in the snow in Dharmsala. This Himalayan region saw another snowfall on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
Participants carry torches and national flags as they march on the street during a re-enactment ceremony of the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Participants carry torches and national flags as they march on the street during a re-enactment ceremony of the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
President Donald Trump, left, meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
President Donald Trump, left, meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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