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Widespread havoc as Myanmar flooding continues
Men carry a motorcycle across a still flooding stream in Southern Kalay, Sagaing Region. (Photo by Steve Tickner)
Residents of Southern Kalay, a large township in northwestern Sagaing Region wade through receding flood waters to obtain essential items after heavy flooding severed all road and rail connections across a wide area. (Photo by Steve Tickner)
A father and son begin the huge task of clearing flood debris from their rice fields in Sagaing Region. (Photo by Steve Tickner)
Myanmar Army soldiers unload an Indian Air Force Hercules which landed in Sagaing Region after flying direct from New Delhi to deliver 10 tons of aid this week. (Photo by Steve Tickner)
This aerial photo shows the flooded Kalay Township, Sagaing Region near Chin State on Aug. 3. (Photo by Hongsar Ramonya)
Flood victims arrive seeking aid at Kalay Township on Aug. 3. Reports say a million people have been affected by the flooding and thousands are homeless. (Photo by Hongsar Ramonya)
A child in the village of Shwe Toung Yan, at Naungdon Township, Ayayawaddy Region, watches the flood waters flowing by his house Aug. 4. (Photo by Hongsar Ramonya)
Villagers from the village of Tar, Kawlin Township, Sagaine Region, receive aid supplies. The area is suffering from a severe lack of food, drinking water and daily use supplies. (Photo by Hongsar Ramonya)
Mourners from all over Thailand have gathered in Bangkok to pay their final respects to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October after a 70-year reign.
Hundreds of thousands of Thais looked on in silence as the late king's funeral cortege made its way from the Grand Palace to a specially built crematorium at Sanam Luang, a large open area in front of the palace, early on Oct. 26.
Five days of funeral rites relating to the cremation conclude on Oct. 29, bringing to an end more than a year of national mourning.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving head of state, died at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on Oct. 13 after a prolonged illness. During his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol, the ninth king in the Chakri dynasty, served as a stabilizing force for the country. Nikkei staff photographer Nozomu Ogawa documented the nation's mourning.
India's economy is growing up under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nikkei senior staff writer Go Yamada in December visited Mumbai and Delhi, where he found Modinomics to be a crowd of new faces mixing with the old.
Pope Francis visited the Philippines between Jan. 15 and 19 as part of his recent tour of Asia. KEIICHIRO ASAHARA, Nikkei staff photographer followed his procession through Manila.
KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
Rohingya fleeing Myanmar endure almost unimaginable horrors to reach a new country, but their suffering does not end once their journey does. Many refugees have survived harrowing ordeals in Thailand's jungles and are now living in shelters in the country's southern provinces or facing the prospect of deportation by immigration authorities.
Pakistan’s economy, long plagued by terrorist attacks, political chaos and even natural disasters, is finally starting to catch a break.
Nikkei senior staff writer GO YAMADA went there to take a closer look at the turnaround. Find related stories in the Sept. 21-27, 2015, issue of the Nikkei Asian Review.