AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Oct. 6, 2018, photo, villagers wait for any word on their missing relatives lost in the Balarola neighborhood of Palu city when a massive eart

In this Oct. 6, 2018, photo, villagers wait for any word on their missing relatives lost in the Balarola neighborhood of Palu city when a massive eart

In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, men chat on top of the rubble at Petobo neighborhood, which was wiped out by the earthquake-triggered tsunami, in Pa

In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, men chat on top of the rubble at Petobo neighborhood, which was wiped out by the earthquake-triggered tsunami, in Pa

In this Oct. 6, 2018, photo, Aminah Gozah grieves after seeing the bodies of two of her three missing sons buried meters deep in the earthquake-damage

In this Oct. 6, 2018, photo, Aminah Gozah grieves after seeing the bodies of two of her three missing sons buried meters deep in the earthquake-damage

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo,  a man walks past a boat swept ashore by a tsunami in Wani village on the outskirt of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, a man walks past a boat swept ashore by a tsunami in Wani village on the outskirt of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

In this Oct. 11, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks at frozen tunas during the first auction at the newly opened Toyosu Market, new site of Tokyo'

In this Oct. 11, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks at frozen tunas during the first auction at the newly opened Toyosu Market, new site of Tokyo'

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo,  a woman lights long incense sticks at a Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand, to mark the eve of the Vegetarian Festival.

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, a woman lights long incense sticks at a Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand, to mark the eve of the Vegetarian Festival.

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, Indian Air Force soldiers march past their C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft during the Indian Air Force day p

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, Indian Air Force soldiers march past their C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft during the Indian Air Force day p

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, reacts as he is shown the way by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to their mee

In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, reacts as he is shown the way by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to their mee

In this Oct. 7, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Po

In this Oct. 7, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Po

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question and answer session after delivering her policy speech at the Leg

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question and answer session after delivering her policy speech at the Leg

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, an Indian cycle rickshaw puller maneuvers his rickshaw past an awareness mural campaigning for a clean and green Delhi i

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, an Indian cycle rickshaw puller maneuvers his rickshaw past an awareness mural campaigning for a clean and green Delhi i

In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, an Indian woman, left and two yellow cabs prepare to cross an intersection of a street painted with colors ahead of Hindu

In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, an Indian woman, left and two yellow cabs prepare to cross an intersection of a street painted with colors ahead of Hindu

In this Oct. 7, 2018, photo, owners raise their pets as they are blessed with holy water to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi at the Ea

In this Oct. 7, 2018, photo, owners raise their pets as they are blessed with holy water to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi at the Ea

People whose relatives were lost in the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami waited for word on the searches and grieved when bodies were recovered from the rubble and mud. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 28 killed more than 2,000 people, most of them in the city of Palu. Many of the hundreds and perhaps thousands who are still missing may be buried in the mud that acted like quicksand during the shaking and swallowed whole neighborhoods.

The tsunami that leveled swathes of the coast also swept numerous ships and boats ashore in central Sulawesi.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Tokyo's famous fish market reopened at a new location, Toyosu, but kept the traditions of its opening activity: the tuna auction. Clanging bells opened the sale of raw and frozen tuna displayed wall-to-wall in the huge warehouse. The rhythmical shouts of the auctioneers and the special hand signals by the bidders were unchanged from Tsukiji, which the market recently left after more than eight decades.

The Vegetarian Festival began in China and Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. Worshippers pray at temples and refrain from eating meat during the festival that coincides with the celebration of the nine Chinese Emperor Gods.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.

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