Events within Southeast Asia

A view of the events that are happening in countries within the Southeast Asia region. —Photos and texts by agencies

Buddhist monks participate in a peace march in Yangon, Myanmar. The peace march from Yangon to Laiza, Kachin state, was held to call for the end of conflicts in Myanmar's northern state. ?Photo by AP
Buddhist monks participate in a peace march in Yangon, Myanmar. The peace march from Yangon to Laiza, Kachin state, was held to call for the end of conflicts in Myanmar's northern state. ?Photo by AP
Myanmar's ethnic Naga hill tribe people perform traditional dance during a celebration of auspicious New Year in Lehei, Sagaing Division, central Myanmar. ?Photo by AP
Myanmar's ethnic Naga hill tribe people perform traditional dance during a celebration of auspicious New Year in Lehei, Sagaing Division, central Myanmar. ?Photo by AP
A man stands next to a white painted bronze sculpture of a baby titled ?Planet? by British artist Marc Quinn at Garden by the Bay in Singapore.  ?Photo by AFP
A man stands next to a white painted bronze sculpture of a baby titled ?Planet? by British artist Marc Quinn at Garden by the Bay in Singapore. ?Photo by AFP
A girl is carried by her father amid the images of Child Jesus after a mass, during the annual Santo Nino (Child Jesus) Festival at a church in Manila. ?Photo by Reuters
A girl is carried by her father amid the images of Child Jesus after a mass, during the annual Santo Nino (Child Jesus) Festival at a church in Manila. ?Photo by Reuters
Malaysian Muslims walk underneath an artificial cherry blossom tree on display for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which will celebrate the Year of the Snake, at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ?Photo by AP
Malaysian Muslims walk underneath an artificial cherry blossom tree on display for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which will celebrate the Year of the Snake, at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ?Photo by AP
Cambodian Army soldiers line up along a road in front of Royal Palace during rehearsal for former King Norodom Sihanouk's funeral in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Sihanouk who died on October 15, 2012 at age 89 is scheduled to be cremated on February 4, 2013. ?Photo by AP
Cambodian Army soldiers line up along a road in front of Royal Palace during rehearsal for former King Norodom Sihanouk's funeral in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The body of Sihanouk who died on October 15, 2012 at age 89 is scheduled to be cremated on February 4, 2013. ?Photo by AP
Indonesian couples wait for their turn during a mass wedding ceremony in Surabaya, East Java, in Indonesia. The mass wedding of 154 couples is hosted to help those who could not afford their proper and legal wedding ceremony. Many Indonesians married without proper legal process because they are too poor to afford to pay for fees to make their marriage official. ?Photo by AP
Indonesian couples wait for their turn during a mass wedding ceremony in Surabaya, East Java, in Indonesia. The mass wedding of 154 couples is hosted to help those who could not afford their proper and legal wedding ceremony. Many Indonesians married without proper legal process because they are too poor to afford to pay for fees to make their marriage official. ?Photo by AP
An Indonesian man sits inside his flooded house in a business centre in Jakarta. The floods are the worst to hit the capital since 2007 and forced 18,000 people from their homes. ?Photo by AFP
An Indonesian man sits inside his flooded house in a business centre in Jakarta. The floods are the worst to hit the capital since 2007 and forced 18,000 people from their homes. ?Photo by AFP
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves during her official visit in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Kirchner finishes her tour to the countries of southeastern Asia in Vietnam. ?Photo by AFP
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves during her official visit in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Kirchner finishes her tour to the countries of southeastern Asia in Vietnam. ?Photo by AFP
Supporters of various nationalist groups gather to demand the government to refuse the recognition of the decision of the International Court of Justice if it rules against Thailand in a border dispute with Cambodia about a territory around an old temple at Preah Vihear, Bangkok. ?Photo by AP
Supporters of various nationalist groups gather to demand the government to refuse the recognition of the decision of the International Court of Justice if it rules against Thailand in a border dispute with Cambodia about a territory around an old temple at Preah Vihear, Bangkok. ?Photo by AP

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