Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia – Stories

North Koreans pay tribute to their late leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, on the 25th death anniversary of the founder of the nation.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, thousands of candles are arranged in the shape of the Milky Way to celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese star festival, at Zoijoji Temple in Tokyo.

People in Hong Kong attend a vigil mourning a woman who took her own life during protests against a bill that would allow extradition of suspects to mainland China.

In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, thousands of candles are arranged in the shape of the Milky Way to celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese star festival, at Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, thousands of candles are arranged in the shape of the Milky Way to celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese star festival, at Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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

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In this Saturday, July 6, 2019, file photo, people light candles during a vigil to mourn the recent suicide of a woman due to the government's policy on the extradition bill, in Hong Kong. A vigil is being held in Hong Kong for a woman who fell to her death this week, one of three apparent suicides linked to ongoing protests over fears that freedoms are being eroded in this semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Saturday, July 6, 2019, file photo, people light candles during a vigil to mourn the recent suicide of a woman due to the government’s policy on the extradition bill, in Hong Kong. A vigil is being held in Hong Kong for a woman who fell to her death this week, one of three apparent suicides linked to ongoing protests over fears that freedoms are being eroded in this semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, attendees hold up their lit mobile phones during a rally by mothers in support of student protesters in Hong Kong. Student unions from two Hong Kong universities said Friday that they have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, attendees hold up their lit mobile phones during a rally by mothers in support of student protesters in Hong Kong. Student unions from two Hong Kong universities said Friday that they have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, attendees light up their mobile phones during a rally by mothers in Hong Kong. Student unions from two Hong Kong universities said Friday that they have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, attendees light up their mobile phones during a rally by mothers in Hong Kong. Student unions from two Hong Kong universities said Friday that they have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pauses during a press conference in Hong Kong. Lam said Tuesday the effort to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it wasn't clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pauses during a press conference in Hong Kong. Lam said Tuesday the effort to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it wasn’t clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this Sunday, July 7, 2019, file photo, protesters march with a flag calling for Hong Kong independence in Hong Kong. Thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British flags, were marching in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
In this Sunday, July 7, 2019, file photo, protesters march with a flag calling for Hong Kong independence in Hong Kong. Thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British flags, were marching in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Police officers arrest a protester in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Police officers arrest a protester in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this Sunday, July 7, 2019, file photo, from right; Ren Dejun, Liao Qiang, Peng Ran and Ren Ruiting follow a hymn book during service at a church in Taipei, Taiwan. The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man, Liao Qiang. It was the first time he had worshipped publicly since authorities shut down his church in China seven months ago. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
In this Sunday, July 7, 2019, file photo, from right; Ren Dejun, Liao Qiang, Peng Ran and Ren Ruiting follow a hymn book during service at a church in Taipei, Taiwan. The Sunday service this week at an unassuming church in Taiwan was especially moving for one man, Liao Qiang. It was the first time he had worshipped publicly since authorities shut down his church in China seven months ago. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
Custom officers stand near containers of waste at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of imported waste back to Western nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world's rubbish. (AP Photo)
Custom officers stand near containers of waste at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of imported waste back to Western nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world’s rubbish. (AP Photo)
In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, file photo, an image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is shown inside a mock dartboard with slogans that read
In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, file photo, an image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is shown inside a mock dartboard with slogans that read ” Dictator, Lapdog, Fascist” during a rally outside Camp Crame police headquarters in metropolitan Manila, Philippines to mark an event called “Global Day of Action to Free All Political Prisoners.” The group said that there are about 500 political prisoners in the Philippines and are asking the government for their immediate release as well as the dismissal of charges against them. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, Leejay Acopio, the mother of the slain three-year-old girl Myka Upina, cries during mass at her wake at Rodriguez township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Commission on Human Rights condemned the killing of the 3-year-old Myka in a police raid in which her father, a drug suspect, was gunned down along with another civilian and a police officer. Commission spokeswoman Jacqueline Ann De Guia said the agency was investigating the death of Myka Ulpina in a gunbattle sparked by an undercover police raid six days ago that saw the relief of 20 police officers amid the investigation. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, Leejay Acopio, the mother of the slain three-year-old girl Myka Upina, cries during mass at her wake at Rodriguez township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Commission on Human Rights condemned the killing of the 3-year-old Myka in a police raid in which her father, a drug suspect, was gunned down along with another civilian and a police officer. Commission spokeswoman Jacqueline Ann De Guia said the agency was investigating the death of Myka Ulpina in a gunbattle sparked by an undercover police raid six days ago that saw the relief of 20 police officers amid the investigation. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

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