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.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.
Visit the AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
Visit AP Images online: http://www.apimages.com