AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, Empress Michiko, second from left, Crown Prince Naruhito, second from right, and Crow

In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, Empress Michiko, second from left, Crown Prince Naruhito, second from right, and Crow

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, dancers in traditional dress wait for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, dancers in traditional dress wait for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Xi arrives in the

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Xi arrives in the

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang interacts on stage after a group p

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang interacts on stage after a group p

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, men in traditional dress ride a shuttle bus ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, men in traditional dress ride a shuttle bus ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua

In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, farmers tend paddy fields just a few weeks ahead of harvesting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shi

In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, farmers tend paddy fields just a few weeks ahead of harvesting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shi

In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, Hindu devotees offer prayers standing in the waters of the Arabian Sea at sunset during Chhath Puja festival in Mum

In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, Hindu devotees offer prayers standing in the waters of the Arabian Sea at sunset during Chhath Puja festival in Mum

In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, Hindu devotees pray to the Sun god as they stand in knee-deep waters in River Yamuna, during the Chhath fe

In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, Hindu devotees pray to the Sun god as they stand in knee-deep waters in River Yamuna, during the Chhath fe

In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, family members and villagers grieve and console each other as the body an Indian Army soldier Varun Katal is brough

In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, family members and villagers grieve and console each other as the body an Indian Army soldier Varun Katal is brough

In this Thursday, Nov. 125, 2018, file photo, smoke from an explosion rises as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitariz

In this Thursday, Nov. 125, 2018, file photo, smoke from an explosion rises as part of the dismantling of a South Korean guard post in the Demilitariz

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, a man and a woman take wedding photos near the autumn colored ginkgo tree-lined avenue on a cool day at S

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, a man and a woman take wedding photos near the autumn colored ginkgo tree-lined avenue on a cool day at S

In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, children wait to perform on the birth anniversary of the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru

In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, children wait to perform on the birth anniversary of the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru

In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, a Nepalese woman takes a holy bath on the banks of the Bagmati River during Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepa

In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, a Nepalese woman takes a holy bath on the banks of the Bagmati River during Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepa

In this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Indian laborers pull a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the u

In this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Indian laborers pull a pontoon buoy as they build a floating pontoon bridge over the river Ganges for the u

In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva performs during a Ladies short program of the NHK Trophy Figure Skating in H

In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva performs during a Ladies short program of the NHK Trophy Figure Skating in H

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdicate next year.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, dancers in traditional dress waited for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for an Asia-Pacific summit. Leaders also met during a Southeast Asian summit in Singapore.

Farmers tended paddy fields just a few weeks ahead of harvesting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, and couples took wedding photos near autumn-colored trees at a park in Tokyo.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok.

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