A day in photos

  • 17 Feb 2017 at 17:31
  • Newspaper section: Photo

A sitting elephant and a protest against a coal-fired power plant are featured events on Feb 17, 2017.

An elephant takes part in the rehearsal before the opening of the Elephant Festival, which organisers say aims to raise awareness about elephants, in Sayaboury province, Laos. — Reuters

Police block about 200 protesters from entering Government House after the Energy Policy Committee decided to go ahead with a coal-fired power plant in Krabi. — Thiti Wannamontha

Monks sit on a pickup truck in front of the Memorial Hall of Phramongkolthepmuni as authorities continued the search for Phra Dhammajayo at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani. — Apichit Jinakul

US Marines in action during the Cobra Gold 2017 war games at the Thai Royal Navy base in Sattahip district, Chonburi. — Apichart Jinakul

Political commendatory Kim Sok (right) is hugged by a supporter as he makes his way joined by his supporters to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to answer to the defamation complaint filed by Prime Minister Hun Sen. — AP

People pray during a rally marking the 38th anniversary of the border war with China at Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi. The conflict started on Feb 17, 1979 when Chinese troops launched an offensive crossing Vietnam's northern border. — EPA

A farmer attends to his vegetable farm that is covered with frost in Atok, Benguet, north of Manila. — Reuters

A girl poses for a photograph at the National Book Fair at Bangla Academy in Dhaka. February 17 is Children's Day at the month-long book fair in Bangladesh. — EPA

Devotees stand outside the entrance gate of the shrine of Sufi Muslim Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalander a day after a suicide bomb attack at the site in Sehwan, Pakistan, that killed at least 80 people. — EPA

Spectators watch The Yakovlevs, a UK based aerobatic team flying Russian designed Yakovlev aircraft, perform aerobatic maneuvers as they fly over US Air Force C-130 transport aircraft during Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. — AP

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