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The most stunning pictures of last week from Asia

Updated : 2019-02-09 17:20:43

Red lanterns adore a temple fair for the Lunar New Year in Beijing.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Australian-based soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives for a hearing in a Bangkok court as he fights extradition request by Bahrain, the country he fled citing political persecution.

Chinese travellers endure long waits for their trains at the South Train Station in Beijing, as an estimated 3 billion trips are made throughout the country during Lunar New Year holidays.

Naga Sadhus, or naked Hindu holy men, take dips at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela festival in Uttar Pradesh.

Travelers endure long waits for their trains at the South Train Station in Beijing. China is greeting the lunar new year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country. This year is the year of the pig in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle and waves farewell to the year of the dog. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Travelers endure long waits for their trains at the South Train Station in Beijing. China is greeting the lunar new year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country. This year is the year of the pig in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle and waves farewell to the year of the dog. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Al-Araibi has said he fled his home country due to political repression and human rights groups and activists fear he risks torture if he is sent back. Bahrain wants him returned to serve a 10-year prison sentence he received in absentia in 2014 for vandalizing a police station, which he denies. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Al-Araibi has said he fled his home country due to political repression and human rights groups and activists fear he risks torture if he is sent back. Bahrain wants him returned to serve a 10-year prison sentence he received in absentia in 2014 for vandalizing a police station, which he denies. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Naga Sadhus or Naked Hindu holy men shout slogans and take dips at Sangam in Prayagraj. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
Naga Sadhus or Naked Hindu holy men shout slogans and take dips at Sangam in Prayagraj. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Hindu holy women of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals that are believed to rid them of all ties in this life at Sangam in Prayagraj. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Hindu holy women of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals that are believed to rid them of all ties in this life at Sangam in Prayagraj. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
An elderly Sherpa community woman spins prayer wheels on their New Year day New in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sherpa community members are welcoming the year of the pig. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
An elderly Sherpa community woman spins prayer wheels on their New Year day New in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sherpa community members are welcoming the year of the pig. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
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