AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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The Week That Was in Asia Photo Gallery

In this Jan. 16, 2020, photo, a plant sprouts from the blackened ground near Nattai, Australia. The fires have claimed dozens of lives since September, destroyed thousands of homes and razed more than 10.3 million hectares (25.5 million acres), but the fire danger has been diminished by rain this week in several areas. The first green buds of regrowth have already emerged in some blacked forests following the rain. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

A family flees their home on a motorcycle through thick ash ejected by Taal volcano in the northern Philippines.

In other images from the Asia Pacific region this week, a man waves Bangladeshi flag on an overcrowded train as throngs of people prepare to return home after attending a three-day Islamic religious congregation in the capital, Dhaka.

A woman poses with a kite during the International Kite Festival in Hyderabad, India.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.


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