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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

October 18, 2019
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, an Indian worker mixes gun powder to make firecrackers for the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India. Fire crackers are in huge demand in India during Diwali, the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, an Indian worker mixes gun powder to make firecrackers for the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India. Fire crackers are in huge demand in India during Diwali, the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, 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.

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

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