AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shows his ballot before voting at a polling station in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tens of millions of Indonesians were voting in presidential and legislative elections Wednesday after a campaign that pitted the moderate incumbent against an ultranationalist former general whose fear-based rhetoric warned the country would fall apart without his strongman leadership. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Voters in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy, voted in presidential and legislative elections. The key race pitted incumbent President Joko Widodo against nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto. A so-called quick count of ballots indicated the president was on his way to a second term, though official results must still confirm that.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Nepalese devotees mark their New Year with a festival in which they smear colorful powder on one another.

Buddhists in South Korea decorate temples with lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday.

Flowers blossom at a Tokyo shrine during mild spring weather.

Filipinos celebrate Holy Week with prayers in Manila.

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

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