AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, an Indian Sikh warrior blows fire as he displays traditional martial art skills during a religious process...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, a woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama ...
In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, worshippers pray as they take turns sitting in coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand. ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hon...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, confetti rains down on revelers at the Eastwood Shopping Mall as Filipinos welcome the New Year, in suburba...
In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, a woman prays in front of a wall of lanterns to celebrate the New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Se...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, d...
In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, a woman hangs paper notes bearing her New Year wishes outside the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South K...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, the sun rises above mountain ranges on the New Year day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP P...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Indians feed seagulls from the boat in the river Yamuna on the first day of the new year in New Delhi, Indi...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Raphael Nadal of Spain announces that he is pulling out of the tournament due to an injury at the Brisban...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, pro-independence demonstrators hold a Hong Kong colonial flag during an annual New Year protest in Hong Kon...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, a banner is reflected in a polished surface as Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, speaks during an eve...

In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, an Indian Sikh warrior blows fire as he displays traditional martial art skills during a religious process...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, a woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama ...

In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, worshippers pray as they take turns sitting in coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand. ...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hon...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, confetti rains down on revelers at the Eastwood Shopping Mall as Filipinos welcome the New Year, in suburba...

In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, a woman prays in front of a wall of lanterns to celebrate the New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Se...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, d...

In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, a woman hangs paper notes bearing her New Year wishes outside the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South K...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, the sun rises above mountain ranges on the New Year day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP P...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Indians feed seagulls from the boat in the river Yamuna on the first day of the new year in New Delhi, Indi...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Raphael Nadal of Spain announces that he is pulling out of the tournament due to an injury at the Brisban...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, pro-independence demonstrators hold a Hong Kong colonial flag during an annual New Year protest in Hong Kon...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, a banner is reflected in a polished surface as Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, speaks during an eve...

An Indian Sikh warrior blows fire during a display of traditional martial art skills in Jammu, India.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on New Year's Day at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.

Thai worshippers take turns lying in coffins at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok in the belief that it helps them get rid of bad luck in the new year.

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

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