AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner Kim Song Mi perform at the Shangh

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner Kim Song Mi perform at the Shangh

In this Monday, May 13, 2019, file photo, a Filipino woman votes during the country's midterm elections inside a polling center at a school in Manila,

In this Monday, May 13, 2019, file photo, a Filipino woman votes during the country's midterm elections inside a polling center at a school in Manila,

In this Thursday, May 9, 2019, file photo, a man walks past election banners in the slum district of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Philippine President

In this Thursday, May 9, 2019, file photo, a man walks past election banners in the slum district of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Philippine President

In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file photo, a man pauses to look at election posters along a Manila street. President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on t

In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file photo, a man pauses to look at election posters along a Manila street. President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on t

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, file photo, Indian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan at a mosque in Prayagr

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, file photo, Indian Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan at a mosque in Prayagr

In this Saturday, May 11, 2019, file photo, pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers scuffle in the chamber at Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong K

In this Saturday, May 11, 2019, file photo, pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers scuffle in the chamber at Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong K

In this Saturday, May 11, 2019, file photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Shek Lai-him, center with glasses, is surrounded by reporters and photographers durin

In this Saturday, May 11, 2019, file photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Shek Lai-him, center with glasses, is surrounded by reporters and photographers durin

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, an Indian woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting vote standing in front of a mural de

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, an Indian woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting vote standing in front of a mural de

In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, a worker uses an electric cart to haul a load of ride-sharing bicycles along a street in Beijing. Figures

In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, a worker uses an electric cart to haul a load of ride-sharing bicycles along a street in Beijing. Figures

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, a child dressed in a traditional Chinese costume floats in the air, supported by a rig of hidden metal rods,

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, a child dressed in a traditional Chinese costume floats in the air, supported by a rig of hidden metal rods,

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a spotted seal splashes into the water after being released by officials n

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a spotted seal splashes into the water after being released by officials n

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, file photo, rescuers help a baby wild elephant cross the wetland to return to the forest at Deepor Beel wildlife sanctua

In this Friday, May 10, 2019, file photo, rescuers help a baby wild elephant cross the wetland to return to the forest at Deepor Beel wildlife sanctua

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, second right, and teammates celebrate their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cri

In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, second right, and teammates celebrate their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cri

South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and North Korean soprano Kim Song Mi held a rare joint performance between artists from the rival countries. The concert in Shanghai was the first both Won and Kim had had with a musician from the other side of the Korean border. They agreed to perform together to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Filipinos voted in midterm elections that were seen as a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte and opponents who want to ensure checks and balances on a leader they see as a looming dictator. Unofficial results show Duterte's allies were leading in races for the Senate, which has been a bulwark of the opposition.

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffled in the Legislative Council chamber while it was working on amendments to the territory's extradition law. The amendments would make it easier to send criminal suspects to mainland China, and opponents see it as undermining Hong Kong's judicial independence.

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

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