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The most spectacular pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : June 07, 2019 12:07 PM IST

Here are the most spectacular images captured from across the continent last week.

The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of a car in Beijing. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of a car in Beijing. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
A Taiwanese man takes a selfie with an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous hall, portrays a peaceful encounter between a Chinese civilian and the military tanks that contributed to a brutal shutdown of the demonstrations in Beijing on June 4, 1989. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
A Taiwanese man takes a selfie with an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous hall, portrays a peaceful encounter between a Chinese civilian and the military tanks that contributed to a brutal shutdown of the demonstrations in Beijing on June 4, 1989. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
University students clean the
University students clean the "Pillar of Shame" statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, at the University of Hong Kong. Thousands are expected to turn out for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong. The territory has relatively greater freedoms than the mainland does under an agreement reached before the former British colony was returned to China in 1997, though activists are concerned about the erosion of those freedoms in recent years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Participants prepare for a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Participants prepare for a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Tens of thousands of supporters and visitors participate in the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival which is held from May 21 until June 9. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Devotees smeared in turmeric join a procession during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune district, Maharashtra. During the festival, devotees use the golden powder to worship the deity Lord Khandoba, widely known as a descendant of the sun, and to celebrate his victory over the demons Mani and Malla. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Devotees smeared in turmeric join a procession during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune district, Maharashtra. During the festival, devotees use the golden powder to worship the deity Lord Khandoba, widely known as a descendant of the sun, and to celebrate his victory over the demons Mani and Malla. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
A boy yawns beside his father offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
A boy yawns beside his father offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
A Filipino Muslim girl walks towards a prayer area for Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
A Filipino Muslim girl walks towards a prayer area for Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Korean War veteran Lee Hyo-sung wipes away his tears at the tomb of his fallen comrade who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War on the eve of South Korea's Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Korean War veteran Lee Hyo-sung wipes away his tears at the tomb of his fallen comrade who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War on the eve of South Korea's Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
A ragpicker searches for recyclable materials at a garbage dumping site on World Environment Day in Gauhati, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
A ragpicker searches for recyclable materials at a garbage dumping site on World Environment Day in Gauhati, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Hundreds of legal professionals wear black to express their disappointment as they participate in a silent march to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Hundreds of legal professionals wear black to express their disappointment as they participate in a silent march to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
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