AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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The Week That Was in Asia Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, pro-government supporters hold candles during a rally supporting Justice Minister Cho Kuk in front of Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. Tens of thousands of government supporters gathered in South Korea's capital for the fourth straight Saturday to show their support for President Moon Jae-in's justice minister, who is enmeshed in an explosive political scandal that has polarized the nation. The letters read "Reform the Prosecution" and "Protect Cho Kuk." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

An Indian worker mixes gunpowder to make firecrackers for Diwali, the upcoming Hindu festival of lights, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, bullet trains are submerged in muddy waters in Nagano, central Japan, in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

A lake in Dharmasala, India, is covered in yellow pollen and pine needles, released by Himalayan cedar trees every autumn.

Paper origami cranes are glued to a wall during a sit-in outside police headquarters in Hong Kong, which is in the grip of 5-month-long pro-democracy protests.


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


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