AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, an Indian policeman kicks an exploded teargas shell thrown back at them by Kashmiri protesters near the site of a gunbattle in Srinagar, India. Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels and a counterinsurgency police official. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

Anti-India protests and clashes between Kashmiri demonstrators and government forces occurred this week in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Protests had taken place Tuesday during the last phase of local elections, and on Wednesday following a gunbattle between militants and government forces that killed two rebels, a police official and a civilian.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Philippine navy ship departed for a joint exercise with China’s and other navies, and a Chinese honor guard welcomed Norway’s King Harald to Beijing.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. Prince Harry and his pregnant wife, Meghan, greeted the public and dignitaries in Sydney and Melbourne. They also visited a drought-stricken Outback town, where Meghan brought banana bread she baked to a farming family.

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

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