Best of the Week: Around Asia

  • Protesters gather at a main road at the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
  • Tian Tao of China celebrates winning the men's 85-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
  • Chinese synchronized swimming team members take selfie with their gold medals after their synchronized swimming team free routine at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • A police car is blocked by protesters after thousands of people block a main road to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. A tense standoff between thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and police warning of a crackdown spiraled into an extraordinary scene of chaos Sunday as the crowd jammed a busy road and clashed with officers wielding pepper spray. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
  • An artisan paints an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop in Gauhati, India, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The five-day Hindu festival Durga Puja is scheduled to start on Sept. 30 and end with the immersion of idols. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
  • Novice Buddhist nuns pack their possessions after begging for alms in streets of Yangon, Myanmar Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
  • Dense plumes are spewed out from Mount Ontake as the volcanic mountain erupts in central Japan Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) peak erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching climbers by surprise and stranding dozens injured people in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
  • In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic moutain erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. With a sound likened to thunder, the 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) mountain spewed large white plumes high into the sky, sending people fleeing, covering surrounding areas in ash, with more than 250 people stuck on the slopes for hours, many taking refuge in mountain lodges that dot the way up. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
  • A supporter displays a pendant with a picture of Jayaram Jayalalitha that she wears on her necklace as she sits with others on a fast demanding the release of their leader from a Bangalore jail in Chennai, India, Sunday, Sept.28, 2014. Jayalalitha, the top elected official in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was sentenced Saturday to four years in prison after a court found her guilty of corruption in a case filed 18 years ago. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)
  • South Korea's Lee Bo-na ejects empty cartridges during the Women's Double Trap shooting competition at the 17th Asian Games at Gyeonggido Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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