Monday, 20 March 2017

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles as she is greeted by supporters upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul, South Korea. Park expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office.
In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles as she is greeted by supporters upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul, South Korea. Park expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home on Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office.
In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, a hospitality staff member reacts as the wind blows tassels from her hat into her face during a plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings.
In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, a hospitality staff member reacts as the wind blows tassels from her hat into her face during a plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from around the country are gathered at the Chinese capital for the annual legislature meetings.
In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Indians dancing during the Holi celebrations are reflected on the sunglass of a man whose face is smeared in colors in Gauhati, India. The festival also heralds the arrival or spring.
In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Indians dancing during the Holi celebrations are reflected on the sunglass of a man whose face is smeared in colors in Gauhati, India. The festival also heralds the arrival or spring.             
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, South Korean government officials wearing gas masks attend a civil defense drill against possible North Korea's chemical attack at their office in Seoul, South Korea. A nationwide civil defense drill took place Wednesday preparing for possible terror, natural disaster and sudden air attack by North Korea.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, South Korean government officials wearing gas masks attend a civil defense drill against possible North Korea's chemical attack at their office in Seoul, South Korea. A nationwide civil defense drill took place Wednesday preparing for possible terror, natural disaster and sudden air attack by North Korea.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, a paramilitary policeman stands guard as delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, a paramilitary policeman stands guard as delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China.                   
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, a military band conductor rehearses ahead of the closing session of the annual National People's Congress held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, a military band conductor rehearses ahead of the closing session of the annual National People's Congress held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.                 
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea as a North Korean soldier, rear right, takes a photograph through a window at the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea.
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea as a North Korean soldier, rear right, takes a photograph through a window at the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea. 
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, actress Scarlett Johansson poses with fans for a selfie during a promotional event for her latest film "Ghost in the Shell" in Seoul, South Korea. The film will be released in South Korea on March 29.
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, actress Scarlett Johansson poses with fans for a selfie during a promotional event for her latest film "Ghost in the Shell" in Seoul, South Korea. The film will be released in South Korea on March 29.
In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, a Nepalese man plays a traditional instrument as people gather for Holi festivities at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Holi festival marks the advent of spring.
In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 photo, a Nepalese man plays a traditional instrument as people gather for Holi festivities at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Holi festival marks the advent of spring.
In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 photo, Tin, a Christian Burmese refugee, leaves a school after dropping off her children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tin is a Christian Burmese who fled Myanmar and is hoping to resettle in the United States. An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar.
In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 photo, Tin, a Christian Burmese refugee, leaves a school after dropping off her children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tin is a Christian Burmese who fled Myanmar and is hoping to resettle in the United States. An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar.           
In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 photo, exile Tibetan Buddhist monks have ceremonial seeds on their shaven heads as they listen to a religious talk by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. The two-day talk ended Tuesday.
In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 photo, exile Tibetan Buddhist monks have ceremonial seeds on their shaven heads as they listen to a religious talk by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. The two-day talk ended Tuesday.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, workers ride trucks as daily transportation to work at factory near Trapang Anchanh village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 photo, workers ride trucks as daily transportation to work at factory near Trapang Anchanh village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, a man looks back as he walks by a safety wall at a building construction site in Tokyo's Otemachi business district. Otemachi, historically derived from the place where the main gate to the Edo Castle, currently the Imperial Palace, was located, literally means "a town of big hands."
In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, a man looks back as he walks by a safety wall at a building construction site in Tokyo's Otemachi business district. Otemachi, historically derived from the place where the main gate to the Edo Castle, currently the Imperial Palace, was located, literally means "a town of big hands."
In this Saturday, March 18, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reach to shake hands at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. Tillerson pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks Saturday with leading Chinese diplomats.
In this Saturday, March 18, 2017 photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reach to shake hands at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. Tillerson pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks Saturday with leading Chinese diplomats.

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