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Here are the most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-07-28 13:39:21

From continuous protests in Hong Kong to the unveiling of Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals, the continent witnessed several important events. Here is a collection of some of these events.

Protesters link hands as they lead the march under the rain towards the Philippine Congress to protest the 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address by President Rodrigo Duterte in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte is facing criticisms about his alleged closeness with China as well as the thousands of killings in his so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters link hands as they lead the march under the rain towards the Philippine Congress to protest the 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address by President Rodrigo Duterte in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte is facing criticisms about his alleged closeness with China as well as the thousands of killings in his so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
People awaiting rescue stand on the balcony of a nine-story building during a fire in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
People awaiting rescue stand on the balcony of a nine-story building during a fire in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Viacheslav Kolesnikov of Ukraine dives during the men's high diving competition at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Viacheslav Kolesnikov of Ukraine dives during the men's high diving competition at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
In this July 24, 2019, photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals are unveiled during the One Year to Go Olympic ceremony in Tokyo. Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
In this July 24, 2019, photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals are unveiled during the One Year to Go Olympic ceremony in Tokyo. Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
IOC President Thomas Bach, right, demonstrates fencing with Japanese junior high school student Yui Hashimoto during an Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 One year to Go ceremony event in Tokyo. Bach is a former Olympic fencer and won a team gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Games. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool)
IOC President Thomas Bach, right, demonstrates fencing with Japanese junior high school student Yui Hashimoto during an Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 One year to Go ceremony event in Tokyo. Bach is a former Olympic fencer and won a team gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Games. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool)
GSLVMkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 liftoff from Satish Dhawan Space centre in Sriharikota. India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. (Indian Space Research Organization via AP)
GSLVMkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 liftoff from Satish Dhawan Space centre in Sriharikota. India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. (Indian Space Research Organization via AP)
Protesters react to tear gas during a confrontation with riot police in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters Sunday after a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening. The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory. (Eric Tsang/HK01 via AP)
Protesters react to tear gas during a confrontation with riot police in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters Sunday after a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening. The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory. (Eric Tsang/HK01 via AP)
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