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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

August 9, 2019
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, protesters use laser pointers during a rally to demonstrate against the arrests of people caught in possession of laser pointers that police classified as offensive weapons because of their ability to harm the eyes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing's Cabinet office responsible for the territory said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, protesters use laser pointers during a rally to demonstrate against the arrests of people caught in possession of laser pointers that police classified as offensive weapons because of their ability to harm the eyes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing's Cabinet office responsible for the territory said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Protesters in Hong Kong demonstrate against the arrests of people caught in possession of laser pointers that police classified as offensive weapons during monthslong pro-democracy rallies.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, children cool off in an outdoor water fountain in Seoul, South Korea, where summer temperatures soared above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit).

An Indian paramilitary soldier orders a Kashmiri man to lift his coat before frisking him during curfew in Srinagar, the divided Himalayan region’s main city.

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

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