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Asian streets

Hindus climb the steps to the religious site of Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur.

A monk wearing novice robes studies at a monastery in Burma.

Air pollution - an annual phenomenom lasting several months - in Kuala Lumpur.

A Malayan sun bear seized from wildlife traffickers.

Malaysians protest corruption after Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank statements published in the Wall St Journal appeared to show he had embezzled more than US $700 million of public money.

A lost balloon.

Hindus celebrate the god of war, Lord Muragan, during Thaipusum by piercing body parts and falling into trances.

A woman unloads gravel from a boat docked in Yangon, Myanmar.

A girl celebrates the Nine Emperor Gods festival.

Riot police protect the entrance to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown from ethnically Malay "Red Shirt" demonstrators, during a rally to celebrate Malaysia Day which raised tensions between Chinese and Malays.

A football fan injured during scuffles between football fans at a match between Vietnam and Malaysia.

Muslim women watch a Cosplayer posing for photographs in Kuala Lumpur.

A soldier rehearses celebrations for Malaysia Day. Malaysia gained its independence from the UK in 1957.

A Hindu devotee in a trance approaches Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam.

Noodles dry in the sunshine in rural Taiwan.

Dancers celebrate the Chinese mid-Autumn festival.

A base jumper falls through smog in Kuala Lumpur.