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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

June 14, 2019
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In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, a protester reacts as police officers clash with protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong during the early hours. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Huge crowds of students and human rights activists protested in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow residents to be sent to mainland China for criminal trials. Clashes between the protesters and police were violent at times, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hindus celebrated the Baikho festival in India’s northeastern state of Assam to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest.

Cyclone Vayu battered part of India’s Arabian Sea coast and forced evacuations in coastal communities even as it stayed at sea.

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

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