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Monday, 2 October 2017
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim girl rests on a pile of bags, as she waits with others to walk towards a camp for refugees after crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh. More than a month after Myanmar’s refugees began spilling across the border, the U.N. says more than half a million have arrived. The prejudice and hostility that Rohingya Muslims face in Myanmar stretch beyond the country’s notoriously brutal security forces to a general population receptive to an often-virulent form of Buddhist nationalism that has seen a resurgence since the end of military rule.
In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Indians mourn outside a morgue for relatives killed in a pedestrian bridge stampede, in Mumbai, India. The stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing a number of people police said.
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, protesters gather in front of the Diet building after the lower house was dissolved in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held on Oct. 22. The banner at top in the center reads: “Abe cabinet, go out of office.”
In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, a Balinese man watches Mount Agung volcano almost covered with clouds as he stands at a temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia. An increasing frequency of tremors from the volcano indicates magma is continuing to move toward the surface and an eruption is possible, a disaster agency official said Tuesday. Tourists are cutting short their stay to the island, where an eruption would force the airport to close and strand thousands.
In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, a man uses an umbrella as he waits in the rain for a ride along a busy street in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. The Philippine rainy season starts in June and lasts until October.
In this Tuesday, Sept, 26, 2017, file photo, a woman walks by bicycles from a bike-sharing company parked along a wall displaying a government propaganda poster promoting the “China Dream” in Beijing. The Asian Development Bank raised its growth forecast Tuesday for Asia’s developing economies because global trade and conditions in the world’s biggest economies are improving more than expected.
In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia celebrates after defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil during their final match at the Korea Open tennis championship in Seoul, South Korea.
In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslim Syed Noor’s sons sleep inside their uncle’s shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.
In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, a Hindu woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her baby as she sits inside a refugee camp set up for Hindu refugees near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a South Korean military soldier wearing anti-chemical gears participates in smoke during a drill against chemical bomb attack as a part of Hwarang Exercise in Seoul, South Korea. About 300 people from various related organizations including civil, government, fire station, military and police participated in the drill to protect South Korea’s capital Seoul.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, supporters of Thai former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra display messages on their hands reading “Love Pu,” which is Yingluck’s Thai nickname, outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand.
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, visitors walk past video display boards at an exhibition highlighting China’s achievements under five years of leadership by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing. The exhibition comes ahead of a Communist Party congress in October during which Xi is expected to be confirmed for a second five-year term as China’s head of state.
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, pro-democracy protesters holding iconic yellow umbrellas stand outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong as they release vapor which symbolized the tear gas fired by police three years ago. Protesters gathered to observe a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement.
In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Indian policemen detain Kashmiri Shiite Muslims during a religious procession in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Authorities in Indian portion of Kashmir imposed restrictions in some parts of Srinagar fearing religious processions marking the Muslim month of Muharram would turn into anti-India protests.