AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, a man holds a smartphone as he stands near a Christmas display in a shopping district in Beijing. Althoug

In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a shopper walks in Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district decorated with lights. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi,

In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet prepares to take off at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Hundr

In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, fireworks explode above the Taedong river as people gather at Kim Il Sung Square for a rally in Pyongyang, N

In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, England's Joe Root swings at a high delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins during the fourth day of their As

In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, an Indian boy is drenched by waves during high tide in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India. A rain and thunder

In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, a girl rests next to her brother in a temporary shelter following the eruption of Mount Agung in Klungkung

In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, tourists walk past the discolored wall of the Taj Mahal caused by environmental pollution which stands out

In this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, the moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda seen in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Dec. 3 full moon is the first o

In this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, a couple watch the ceiling featuring jellyfish at Enoshima aquarium in Fujisawa west of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Sh

In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, a man and a woman cast their shadows on the fallen yellow autumn leaves on a ginkgo tree-lined street in T

In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Pope Francis visits the Mother Teresa House in Dhaka's Tejgaon neighborhood, Bangladesh. Pope Francis is w

In this Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, a protester peers from the cutout which shows a portrait of a slain activist during a rally outside armed

A man held a smartphone as he stood near a Christmas display in a shopping district in Beijing. Although Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in China, shopping malls and retailers welcome the holiday by organizing activities to attract shoppers as a chance to boost year-end sales.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet prepared to take off at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their combined air force exercise.

Fireworks exploded above the Taedong River as people gathered at Kim Il Sung Square for a rally in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans attended a rally in Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square to show support for the country's latest missile test.

England's Joe Root swings at a high delivery from Australia's Pat Cummins during the fourth day of their Ashes cricket test match in Adelaide, Australia.

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

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