An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Soviet Union troops occupied Afghanistan for ten years from 1979
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA’s Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong
Dancers participate in festivities marking the start of the annual harvest festival of “Onam” in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The ten-day-long Hindu festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to commemorate the return of King Mahabali to his beloved subjects
Children display their acrobatic skills at an underpass in Manila on Thursday, near where informal settlers’ homes were recently demolished
An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end in the Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan
Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits and vegetables as part of the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. The tournament, which is held annually to promote elephant projects and conservation, takes place from August 28 to 31.
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Newly qualified police perform a stunt during a passing out parade in Humhama, Srinagar, India. The Central Reserve Police Force said 368 new officers were inducted after 44 weeks of training.
A child of a ragpicker drinks water from a plastic bag at a garbage dump in Gauhati, India. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets
Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas
Zhang Guanhui, impersonating Michael Jackson, dances in front of his house located in a village for migrant workers in Beijing