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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-07-21 13:58:43

From continuous protests in Hong Kong to rising stress between South Korea and Japan, tensions are increasing across the continent. Adding to this is the havoc caused by rains and floods.

Flood-affected villagers take shelter on the roof of their submerged houses in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati. Officials said more than a dozen people were killed and over a million affected by flooding. Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in other parts of South Asia. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Flood-affected villagers take shelter on the roof of their submerged houses in Katahguri village along the river Brahmaputra, east of Gauhati. Officials said more than a dozen people were killed and over a million affected by flooding. Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in other parts of South Asia. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Men walk at Sijung Ho beach against a plastic curtain outside a restaurant in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Men walk at Sijung Ho beach against a plastic curtain outside a restaurant in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
North Koreans perform during a mass game performance of
North Koreans perform during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
A protester throws kimchi, South Korean traditional pungent vegetable, to his fellow protester wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a rally, protesting against the Japanese government's trade restriction to South Korea, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
A protester throws kimchi, South Korean traditional pungent vegetable, to his fellow protester wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a rally, protesting against the Japanese government's trade restriction to South Korea, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Swimmers reach for drink bottles while competing in the men's 10km open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Swimmers reach for drink bottles while competing in the men's 10km open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
A man wearing yukata (summer kimono) poses with a mask as thousands of lanterns are lit up during the Mitama festival at Yasukuni Shrine, in Tokyo. The four-day summer festival is one of the biggest lantern festivals in Tokyo and held annually to comfort the souls of the war dead. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
A man wearing yukata (summer kimono) poses with a mask as thousands of lanterns are lit up during the Mitama festival at Yasukuni Shrine, in Tokyo. The four-day summer festival is one of the biggest lantern festivals in Tokyo and held annually to comfort the souls of the war dead. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
A supporter begs police officer not to attack protesters in Hong Kong. Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A supporter begs police officer not to attack protesters in Hong Kong. Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A protester with protection gear stands watch as they use umbrellas and steel barricades to block a road during a march through Sha Tin District in Hong Kong. Opponents of a proposed Hong Kong extradition law have begun a protest march, adding to an outpouring of complaints the territory's pro-Beijing government is eroding its freedoms and autonomy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A protester with protection gear stands watch as they use umbrellas and steel barricades to block a road during a march through Sha Tin District in Hong Kong. Opponents of a proposed Hong Kong extradition law have begun a protest march, adding to an outpouring of complaints the territory's pro-Beijing government is eroding its freedoms and autonomy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
An injured policeman is escorted by his colleagues after scuffled with protesters inside a shopping mall in Sha Tin District in Hong Kong. Police in Hong Kong has fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
An injured policeman is escorted by his colleagues after scuffled with protesters inside a shopping mall in Sha Tin District in Hong Kong. Police in Hong Kong has fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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