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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Associated Press Associated Press 14/11/2016
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 photo, Emotional supporters of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos cheer after the Philippine Supreme Court voted 9-5 with one abstention to rule that the former dictator can be buried at the heroes' cemetery in a ruling opponents say rolled back the country's democratic triumph when Filipinos ousted the strongman in a 1986 "people power" revolt, in Manila, Philippines. Court spokesman Theodore Te says the 15-member court voted 9-5 with one abstention Tuesday to dismiss petitions opposing President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of Marcos's burial at the cemetery. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 photo, Emotional supporters of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos cheer after the Philippine Supreme Court voted 9-5 with one abstention to rule that the former dictator can be buried at the heroes' cemetery in a ruling opponents say rolled back the country's democratic triumph when Filipinos ousted the strongman in a 1986 "people power" revolt, in Manila, Philippines. Court spokesman Theodore Te says the 15-member court voted 9-5 with one abstention Tuesday to dismiss petitions opposing President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of Marcos's burial at the cemetery. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

The Philippines' Supreme Court ruled last week that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at a heroes' cemetery, a decision that opponents said rolled back the democratic triumph of the "people power" revolt that ousted the strongman three decades ago. Burying a dictator accused of massive rights violations and corruption by thousands of activists and dissenters at the heroes' cemetery has long been an emotional issue in the Philippines, where Marcos was ousted by a largely nonviolent army-backed uprising in 1986.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region last week, chaotic scenes played out across India, with long lines and scuffles breaking out, as millions of anxious people tried to change old currency notes that became worthless when the government demonetized high-value bills.

New Delhi and other Indian cities announced a slew of measures to combat crippling air pollution, including closing down schools, halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle dust.

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded Seoul's streets demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye amid an explosive political scandal, in what may be South Korea's largest protest since it shook off dictatorship three decades ago.

Parts of a main street collapsed in the heart of a major city in southern Japan, creating a massive sinkhole and cutting off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the city. Authorities said no injuries were reported from the pre-sunrise collapse in downtown Fukuoka, which created a sinkhole more than half the size of an Olympic pool in the middle of the business district.

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

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