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2019 in pictures: Looking back at a year of celebrations, confrontations and more

A selection of striking images from across Asia, and the stories behind them

| East Asia

TOKYO -- From coronation celebrations and history-making sports championships to natural disasters and political unrest, 2019 was year of gripping events in Asia.

Here we look back at the year in pictures, and the stories behind them.

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