AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
A fire that raced through part of a historic district of Bangladesh's capital took hours to extinguish and killed dozens. Firefighters and residents frantically worked to douse the flames in the densely packed neighborhood that is a mix of homes, shops and warehouses.
In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Indian police kept vigil on the streets during a curfew in Jammu, India, and other sensitive locations following a suicide attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed at least 40 soldiers.
Customers at a Hanoi, Vietnam, barbershop are emulating the hairstyles of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the two leaders meet for their second summit next week.
In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Indian police men keep vigil next to a barbed wire fencing during the third day of curfew in Jammu, India. The Indian army staged flag marches in sensitive localities, a day after violence was reported during protests against the Pulwama terror attack in which at least 40 soldiers were killed, officials said. (AP PhotoChanni Anand, File)
In the Forbidden City and other places, people marked the Lantern Festival at the end of the lunar new year celebrations.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Le Phuc Hai, 66, left, and To Gia Huy, 9, sit after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit is to be held in the capital city of Vietnam. (AP PhotoHau Dinh, File)
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the Forbidden City is illuminated with colorful lights during the Lantern Festival in Beijing. Beijing's Palace Museum was illuminated and opened for night visits to celebrate China's Lantern Festival. For the first time since it was established 94 years ago, the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, extended opening hours till nighttime and lit up part of its cultural relics buildings. (AP PhotoAndy Wong, File)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, a child watches dragon dance performance during the Lantern Festival organized by city government at a square in Yufa town of Beijing's Daxing district. Tuesday marks the Lantern Festival in China, the final day of the annual celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (AP PhotoAndy Wong, File)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the Wumen Gate wall of the Forbidden City illuminated with lights for the Lantern Festival in Beijing. China lit up the Forbidden City on Tuesday night, marking the end of 15 days of lunar new year celebrations. It was not a Lantern Festival the last emperor, who abdicated in 1912, would have recognized. There were lanterns, but those lucky enough to snag tickets saw a laser light show and historic buildings bathed in colorful lights. Others watched from outside the vast walled compound in Beijing, from where Ming and Qing dynasty emperors ruled for five centuries. (AP PhotoAndy Wong, File)
In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, a supporter of Pheu Thai Party white paint with a message on his head reading "Pheu Thai Party love people" during an election campaign in Bangkok, Thailand. The nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is expected to be held on March 24. (AP PhotoSakchai Lalit, File)
In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, an Indian Air Force (IAF) airborne early warning AWACS plane flies during an air exercise named 'Vayu Shakti-2019', or air power, at Pokhran, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The IAF carried out an exercise near the border with Pakistan, showcasing indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) , the Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missile, among others. (AP PhotoManish Swarup, File)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, visitors look at their mobile phones outside the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. Korea Meteorological Administration on Tuesday issued a heavy snow advisory for the Seoul region and other parts of the country. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man, File)
In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Confetti rains on new Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as she waves a Philippine flag during her homecoming motorcade around Manila in the Philippines. Gray, the Fourth Filipino to win the Miss Universe, is here for a grand homecoming, two months after winning the crown in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez, File)