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This week in pictures: The most stunning images from Asia

This week in pictures: Compelling images from Asia

August 12, 2022 / 05:09 PM IST
Members of the fishing community make their way through plastic waste on the beach to offer coconut to the sea on the occasion of Narli Pournima, or coconut festival in Mumbai, India, August 11. (Image: AP)
Members of the fishing community make their way through plastic waste on the beach to offer coconut to the sea on the occasion of Narli Pournima, or coconut festival in Mumbai, India, August 11. (Image: AP)
Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, August 10. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed multiple people. (Image: AP)
Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, on August 10. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region on Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads, and killed multiple people. (Image: AP)
Visitors pose for a selfie in a sunflower field in Hokuto city of Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, August 9. The city, known for its longest hours of sunshine per year in Japan, draws many tourists during its sunflower summer festival. (Image: AP)
Visitors pose for a selfie in a sunflower field in Hokuto city of Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, on August 9. The city, known for its longest hours of sunshine per year in Japan, draws many tourists during its sunflower summer festival. (Image: AP)
Soldiers carry the flag-draped casket of the late former Philippine President Fidel Ramos during his state funeral at the Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig, Philippines, August 9. Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral Tuesday, hailed as an ex-general, who backed then helped oust a dictatorship and became a defender of democracy and can-do reformist in his poverty-wracked Asian country. (Image: AP)
Soldiers carry the flag-draped casket of late former Philippine President Fidel Ramos during his state funeral at the Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig, Philippines, on August 9. Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral on Tuesday. He was hailed as an ex-general, had helped oust a dictator, and also became a defender of democracy along with being a "can-do reformist" in his poverty-wracked Asian country. (Image: AP)
Hindu devotees collect water from the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 8. During this pilgrimage, devotees collect water from the Bagmati River and walk miles barefooted before offering the same at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu. (Image: AP)
Hindu devotees collect water from the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 8. During this pilgrimage, devotees collect water from the Bagmati River and walk miles barefooted before offering the same at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu. (Image: AP)
A shepherd with his flock shelters from the rain under a huge boulder in Dharmsala, India, August 8. (Image: AP)
A shepherd with his flock takes shelter from the rain under a huge boulder in Dharmsala, India, on August 8. (Image: AP)
A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip with his child before collecting water from the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 8. During this pilgrimage, devotees collect water from the Bagmati River and walk miles barefooted before offering the same at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu. (Image: AP)
A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip with his child before collecting water from the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 8. During this pilgrimage, devotees collect water from the Bagmati River and walk miles barefooted before offering the same at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu. (Image: AP)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken stops to feed an Asian elephant during a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Manila Zoo in Manila, Philippines, August 6. Blinken is on a ten-day trip to Cambodia, Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (Image: AP)
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken stops to feed an Asian elephant during a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Manila Zoo in Manila, Philippines, on August 6. Blinken is on a ten-day trip to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (Image: AP)
Indian paramilitary soldiers detain a lawmaker from Congress party during a protest in New Delhi, India, August 5. Indian police detained dozens of opposition Congress party lawmakers, including Rahul Gandhi, a party leader, as they tried to march to the president's palace and prime minister's residence to protest soaring prices of fuel and foodstuffs, and a rise in goods and services tax. (Image: AP)
Indian paramilitary soldiers detain a lawmaker from the Congress party during a protest in New Delhi, India, on August 5. Police detained dozens of Congress party lawmakers, including Rahul Gandhi, as they tried to march to the president's palace and prime minister's residence to protest soaring prices of fuel and foodstuffs, and a rise in goods and services tax. (Image: AP)
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first published: Aug 12, 2022 05:09 pm
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