AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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The Week That Was in Asia Photo Gallery

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, lantern-covered floats stand as fireworks light up the sky during the Chichibu Night Festival in Chichibu, north of Tokyo, Japan. The Chichibu Night Festival, which has roots that go back more than 1,000 years, is one of three famous Japanese festivals to feature huge floats, which can top 7 meters (23 feet) and weigh up to 15 tons. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai, File)

Families in Vietnam mourned the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. The last bodies of the victims were repatriated to their home country on Saturday.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, laborers repaired a road in India, where the last quarter's economic growth of 4.5% was the slowest pace in six years.

Wildfires caused smoky haze to hang over the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

The South East Asian Games are taking place in Manila, Philippines, with fireworks at the opening ceremony and athletic competitions.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.


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