A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year which welcomes the Year of the Monkey is celebrated at Daguanyuan park in Beijing
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A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Chinese people living in Poland wait for Chinese Navy ships in the port of Gdynia in Gdynia, Poland on Wednesday. Three Chinese naval vessels, a destroyer ‘Jinan’, a multi-role frigate ‘Yiyang’ and replenishment ship ‘Qiandaohu’, came to Gdynia for the Chinese Navy’s first-ever visit to Poland
Chinese tourists wearing face masks pose for a “selfie” at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. South Korea reported its sixth death from the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), with the total number of cases rising to 87, including the first teenager to be infected with the virus
Tourists enjoy visiting Red Square in Moscow on Wednesday
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Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular amongst tourists, on Thursday in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.
Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.
Devotees of the Chao Pho Kuan U shrine carry a statue through exploding firecrackers during a street procession marking the annual vegetarian festival in Phang Nga, Thailand, on Thursday. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, vice president of Venezuela, and Li Yuanchao, vice president of China, during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 18 2013. Mr Montserrat is on a visit to China from July 17-21.
Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the exhibition You are the Art at Augustusburg Castle, Germany, on Thursday. The 24 motives of a Chinese-Korean artists group were painted with a special 3D technique playing with optical illusions. After its premiere in China the exhibition is being shown in Europe for the first time.
A boy performs Peking opera at a kindergarten in Balikun county, Xinjiang province in northwest China. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration of International Children’s day
Yang Chuanye, a farmer, paints a charcoal portrait of Xi Jinping, president of China, in Jishan County, Shanxi province. Mr Yang, 62, has been practicing charcoal painting since the age of 20. Mr Yang specialises in painting portraits of former and present Chinese leaders
An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.
A Chinese soldier stands guard at the main entrance door of the Bayi building where US joint chiefs chairman General Martin Dempsey met Chinese military officials in Beijing. Gen Dempsey was expected to discuss concerns over tensions with North Korea.