|2006 in pictures - Our Gallery
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|Autor:||Miyaguchi [ niedziela, 31 grudnia 2006, 15:43 ]|
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2006 in pictures - Our Gallery
Photos of memorable events in the 2006 in Asia post here.
Days after shocking the world with its first nuclear test on 9 October, North Korea held a spectacular torchlight parade to mark a key anniversary for the ruling party.
Natural disasters again brought suffering. More than 6,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced when an earthquake struckIndonesia's island of Java in May.
And a man-made disaster brought misery to East Java, after a gas drilling accident caused thousands of tonnes of mud to spill out of the ground, submerging homes and villages.
Prince Hisahito was born in September and became the first newborn male heir to the Japanese throne in 41 years - temporarily easing debate over the succession rules.
Thailand's military did the same a few months earlier. Despite some internal discontent over the coups in both Fiji and Thailand, neither was bloody.
People in Indonesia's Aceh province went to the polls in December for the first time since a 2005 peace deal. Observers hailed the vote a success.
The world's highest railway, from China to Tibet, opened in July. China called it a feat of engineering, but critics fear it will further undermine Tibetan culture.
Relief efforts are continuing in the southern Philippines after mudslides left hundreds of people dead or missing.
The mudslides were triggered by Typhoon Durian. Heavy rain drove ash and debris from the slopes of Mt Mayon, the country's most active volcano.
President Bush talks to the Hanh Anh Duong Dragon Dance Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Mr Bush was in Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific summit.
A rescued orangutan peers out of a holding cage in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Dozens have been driven from their jungle habitat by land-clearing fires, conservationists say.
Rare photos from inside the state of Turkmenistan show celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of independence from the former Soviet Union on 27 October.
People in South Asia are marking the first anniversary of a quake which killed 75,000 people and left millions homeless.
North Koreans have held celebrations after the country claimed it had conducted a nuclear weapons test. The celebrations came in defiance of international condemnation.
The name of Japan's newly born prince - Hisahito - is displayed in a show window in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district.
Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, preaches on peace to thousands of Mongolians at a rally in the capital Ulan Bator.
|Autor:||Miyaguchi [ piątek, 5 stycznia 2007, 21:42 ]|
Hundreds of people are now known to have been killed in a tsunami which struck the town of Pangandaran on the Indonesian island of Java.
At least 150 people have died in China as a result of tropical storm Bilis, which struck the south of the country over the weekend.
Mongolian children in Ulan Bator dance outside the city's main theatre, as Mongolia marks 800 years since the zenith of Genghis Khan's empire.
Children play in floodwaters in a suburb of Manila in the Philippines, following heavy rains dumped by Typhoon Bilis.
A worker is dwarfed by the steel structure of Beijing's Olympic stadium, which is being built in preparation for the games there in 2008.
Rome's mayor Walter Veltroni unrolls a poster of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi to mark her 61st birthday. The pro-democracy leader has spent 10 of the last 16 years under house arrest.
Bangkok's Golden Grand Palace is illuminated to mark the 60th anniversary of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's reign.
Students prepare to perform at a school event in Beijing aimed at promoting Olympic spirit and knowledge among China's youth.
A family grieves after a relative died in an explosion blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka.
|Autor:||Miyaguchi [ sobota, 27 stycznia 2007, 11:45 ]|
Northern parts of India are in the grip of a bitter cold snap which has claimed more than 160 lives and particularly threatens the poor and the homeless.
Costumed children in a Hong Kong shopping mall prepare for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog.
Slum dwellers in Bangladesh search for their belongings after a fire damaged 500 homes.
Geishas throw packs of beans to crowds in Kyoto, Japan, to mark the Setsubun festival.
Thousands of Japanese attend a rally in Tokyo in protest at plans to allow women to ascend to the imperial throne
Exiled Tibetans attend the commemoration in Dharamsala, India, of the 47th anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule
Thai students throw water at each other for the Songkran festival marking the Thai New Year.
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