AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, July 8, 2018, file photo, a contestant lies on a pool of red chilies as he takes part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in Ch

In this undated file image from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside

In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photo, a projected image of the rescued boys in their hospital room is shown during a police press conference i

In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018, file photo, people celebrate after divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in

In this Sunday, July 8, 2018, file photo, residents look at half submerged houses in floodwater from heavy rains, in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, so

In this Sunday, July 8, 2018, file photo, houses are submerged by muddy water following heavy rains in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwester

In this July 7, 2018, file photo, a resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rains. Heavy rainfall hamm

In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018, file photo, an image of Liu Xia, wife of the late Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is displayed at a booth to collect

In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, relatives of Kashmiri civilians grieve near their dead bodies during a joint funeral procession in Hawoora

In this Monday, July 9, 2018, file photo, Xiaomi's Founder, Chairman and CEO Lei Jun receives an interview after the listing ceremony at the Hong Kong

In this Monday, July 9, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Bi

In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, people pay their respects in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong I

In this Sunday, July 8, 2018, file photo, a woman walking through a water logged street, reacts as a truck driving past creates a wave of ripples prio

In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, Brynn Uriarau of Cook Islands is tackled by Hong Kong's rugby team during their play off match of the qual

A man lies in a pool of chilies as he takes part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in China's central Hunan province.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, rescuers in Thailand carry one of the 12 boys from a flooded cave where they were trapped with their coach for more than two weeks.

Relatives grieve their dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir after government forces fired at anti-India protesters who disrupted a counterinsurgency operation.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares for a photo with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, during a visit to Hanoi.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Toru Takahashi in Tokyo.

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