A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.
Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur. Hindu devotees across Malaysia on Tuesday celebrated Thaipusam, a religious celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan.
Workers climb an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur to install a high-voltage electric power transmission line. Currently 16% of electricity generation in Malaysia is hydroelectric, the remaining 84% being thermal.
A worker inspects stocks of watermelons at a wholesale market in Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday
A student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur
Children play in the pool in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Nigel Lamb of the UK with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the US fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A man takes a nap in the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International airport, Malaysia
Malaysia’s police chief, Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar (centre), addresses a news conference in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday concerning the two passengers who had travelled on board the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane on stolen passports. He said that one of the two men who boarded the airliner that vanished last week was an Iranian national. The identity of the other man was still being investigated.
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Celebrations of Maulidur Rasul, the birth of Prophet Mohammed, take place at Shah Alam stadium outside Kuala Lumpur.
A schoolboy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014.
A man opens a bus door within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian government’s new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation.
Harley Davidson’s riders prepare to join the bike parade in the heart of the city on Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia hosts Asia Harley Days, a first of its kind event in Southeast Asia to engage with not only its consumers, but also with their fans in the region
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Morsi hold pictures of him during a demonstration outside the Egyptian embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
A teacher helps her student put on a face mask at a school in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The Malaysian capital remains shrouded in haze, as the environmental crisis continues after a week of thick hazardous smog covered the country and its neighbour Singapore
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A motoristcyclist wearing a face mask rides across a bridge covered by light haze in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologised on Monday to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.