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Monday, 11 September 2017
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic
minority refugees reach for food distributed by Bangladeshi volunteers
near Cox’s Bazar’s Gundum area, Bangladesh. Aid officials said relief
camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees
continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in western
Myanmar. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence
erupted Aug. 25 in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said U.N. High Commissioner
for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan.
In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya family reaches
the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the
border with Myanmmar, in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area.
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from a burned house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar. Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in the Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where pages from Islamic texts were seen ripped and left on the ground.
In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya man holds the body of a two-day-old baby before his burial at Kutupalong’s refugee camp cemetery, Bangladesh. This massive refugee camp was set up in the early 90s to accommodate the first waves of Rohingya Muslim refugees who started escaping convulsions of violence and persecution in Myanmar. The current influx is pushing existing Rohingya refugee camps like this one to the brink. Nowhere is this more apparent than the cemetery that has sprouted on one edge of the camp. On Friday, two infants were interred there. A six- day old baby, who was born on the road as his family escaped, was buried next to the two-day-old child born to a woman from the old camp.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Muslim protesters are seen through razor wire barricades during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar’s Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Several thousand people marched in Indonesia’s capital on Wednesday, calling on the government of the world’s most populous Muslim nation to put more pressure on Myanmar to halt the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, file photo, Bangladeshi activists along with members of several Islamic groups participate in a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The U.N. said Friday that an “alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks.
In this Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea’s Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea. In South Korea, the nation’s military said it conducted a live-fire exercise simulating an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site to “strongly warn” Pyongyang over the latest nuclear test. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the drill involved F-15 fighter jets and the country’s land-based “Hyunmoo” ballistic missiles. The released live weapons “accurately struck” a target in the sea off the country’s eastern coast, the JCS said.
This undated file image distributed on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location. North Korea’s latest nuclear test was part theater, part propaganda and maybe even part fake. But experts say it was also a major display of something very real: Pyongyang’s mastery of much of the know-how it needs to reach its decades-old goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear state. The jury is still out on whether North Korea tested, as it claims, a hydrogen bomb ready to be mounted on an ICBM.
In this Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, South Korean army’s K-1 tanks move during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea’s military on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion.
In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea with a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha to immerse it on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India.
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Ten F-16 jet fighters, from both the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) fly in the formation of the number 50 as the national flags of Singapore, left, and Indonesia fly in the foreground, in Singapore as part of the 50 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, brides takes a nap before a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. About 4,000 South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows in the Unification Church’s mass wedding arranged by Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church.
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. military vehicle move as South Korean police officers try to block residents and protesters who oppose a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seongju, South Korea. The U.S. military on Thursday began the process of adding more launchers to a contentious U.S. missile defense system in South Korea to better cope with North Korean threats.
In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Japanese honor guard members prepare for inspection by Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo.
In this Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, from left, Brazil’s President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a group photo during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China’s Fujian Province.