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From elections to celebrations, a glimpse of key events that took place last week in Asia and Australia

Updated : March 24, 2019 06:53 PM IST

From Holi celebrations across the continent to preparations for elections in Thailand , the continent witnessed some key events last week. Here is a look at those events that influenced millions last week.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland sprays himself with champagne after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland sprays himself with champagne after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
A veterinarian and a volunteer of Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) tend to a three-month-old baby orangutan named 'Brenda' that was evacuated from a village with a broken arm, prior to surgery at SOCP facility in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching. Conservationists predicted that without immediate action, orangutans are likely to be the first great ape to become extinct in the wild. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
A veterinarian and a volunteer of Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) tend to a three-month-old baby orangutan named 'Brenda' that was evacuated from a village with a broken arm, prior to surgery at SOCP facility in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching. Conservationists predicted that without immediate action, orangutans are likely to be the first great ape to become extinct in the wild. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda bows as he speaks after a JOC executive board meeting in Tokyo. Takeda is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but he denied corruption allegations against him. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda bows as he speaks after a JOC executive board meeting in Tokyo. Takeda is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but he denied corruption allegations against him. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
The Olympic torch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is unveiled during a press conference in Tokyo. The torch is the centrepiece of attention in the months just before the Olympics open. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
The Olympic torch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is unveiled during a press conference in Tokyo. The torch is the centrepiece of attention in the months just before the Olympics open. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Revellers dance as they celebrate Holi at a park in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
Revellers dance as they celebrate Holi at a park in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
A girl gestures with her hands as coloured water is splashed on her during Holi festival in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
A girl gestures with her hands as coloured water is splashed on her during Holi festival in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Revellers throw coloured powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
Revellers throw coloured powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends the Palang Pracharath Party's party campaign rally in central Bangkok, Thailand. (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends the Palang Pracharath Party's party campaign rally in central Bangkok, Thailand. (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)
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