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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Families in Vietnam mourned the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month. The last bodies of the victims were repatriated to their home country on Saturday.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, laborers repaired a road in India, where the last quarter's economic growth of 4.5% was the slowest pace in six years.

Wildfires caused smoky haze to hang over the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, file, photo, a laborer watches a movie on his mobile phone as he takes a break with others as they repair a road in Mumbai, India. Many economists believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetization of currency in 2016 and a hasty rollout of a goods and services tax inflicted blows to the labor-intensive manufacturing sector, with the country’s economic growth at 4.5%, its slowest pace in six years. (AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool, File)

The South East Asian Games are taking place in Manila, Philippines, with fireworks at the opening ceremony and athletic competitions.

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

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Indian navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations in Mumbai, India. (AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool, File)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, smoke haze from wildfires fills the skyline in Sydney, Australia. The annual Australian fire season normally peaks during the Southern Hemisphere summer, but has started early after an unusually warm and dry winter. (AP PhotoRick Rycroft, File)

In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, fireworks display during the opening ceremony of the 30th South East Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan province, northern Philippines. (AP PhotoAaron Favila, File)

In this Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Vietnam's Ngoc Huong Do Thi performs at the uneven bars during the women's artistic gymnastics competition at the 30th South East Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. (AP PhotoAaron Favila, File)

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Myanmar's Aung Naing Oo kicks a ball against Indonesia's Muhammad Hardiansyah and Saiful Rijal during men's team double sepak takraw final match between Indonesia and Myanmar at at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Subic, Philippines. (AP PhotoTatan Syuflana, File)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, people visit the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens in Tokyo to enjoy the autumn colors. (AP PhotoKoji Sasahara, File)

In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, children play on the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast which is blanketed in sea foam in Chennai, India. (AP PhotoR.Parthibhan, File)

In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, a solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province. As world leaders gather in Madrid to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight is falling on China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. (AP PhotoSam McNeil, File)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, lantern-covered floats stand as fireworks light up the sky during the Chichibu Night Festival in Chichibu, north of Tokyo, Japan. The Chichibu Night Festival, which has roots that go back more than 1,000 years, is one of three famous Japanese festivals to feature huge floats, which can top 7 meters (23 feet) and weigh up to 15 tons. (AP PhotoToru Hanai, File)

In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Indian students dance as part of a "Save girl, Educate girl" initiative and an attempt for a world record, at a school in Ahmadabad, India. More than Six thousand students of a school participated in the group dance, according to a press release. (AP PhotoAjit Solanki, File)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, villagers pluck water chestnuts from a pond in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Workers earn about about 250 Rupees ($3.50 USD) a day after spending 5-6 hours extracting the aquatic vegetable that grows mostly in stagnant water. (AP PhotoRajesh Kumar Singh, File)

In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters renewed pressure on the Hong Kong government Sunday with three separate marches, appealing to President Donald Trump for help and demanding that police stop using tear gas. (AP PhotoVincent Thian, File)