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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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.

In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019, file photo, a protester reacts as she tackled by riot police during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP PhotoKin Cheung, File)

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

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In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019, file photo, a demonstrator throws a canister of tear gas back towards the police outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory. (AP PhotoKin Cheung, File)

In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019, file photo, riot police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP PhotoVincent Yu, File)

In this Sunday, June 9, 2019, file photo, a protester holds up a yellow umbrella as he and others march in a rally against the proposed amendments to extradition law in Hong Kong. A sea of protesters is marching through central Hong Kong in a major demonstration against government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. (AP PhotoKin Cheung, File)

In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo photo, an Indian Rabha tribal Hindu priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Gauhati, India. Every year, the community in India’s northeastern state of Assam celebrates the festival, to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest. (AP PhotoAnupam Nath, File)

In this Friday, June 7, 2019, file photo, female brass band members perform "The Land of the People" during the mass games at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP PhotoJon Chol Jin, File)

In this Friday, June 7, 2019, file photo, students hold cards to form pattern of smiling face of an old man during the mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP PhotoJon Chol Jin, File)

In this Saturday, June 8, 2019, file photo, an Indian asthma patient is administered a traditional fish medicine in Hyderabad, India. Every year thousands of asthma patients arrive here to receive this fish therapy from the Bathini Goud family, a secret formula of herbs, handed down by generations only to family members. The herbs are inserted in the mouth of a live sardine, or murrel fish, and slipped into the patient's throat. (AP PhotoMahesh Kumar A., File)

In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019, file photo, a waves crashes as people stand on boats on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat, India. Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall. (AP PhotoAjit Solanki, File)