AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, file photo, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland sprays himself with champagne after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
In this Saturday, March 16, 2019, file photo, a woman who lost her husband during Friday's mass shootings cries outside an information center for families, in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo, mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, an Indian girl grimaces as her face is smeared with colored powder during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Gauhati, India. Holi also marks the advent of spring season. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
In this Monday, March 18, 2019, file photo, students react as they gather for a vigil to commemorate victims of Friday's shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest shooting in modern history, relatives were anxiously waiting for word on when they can bury their loved ones. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
In this March 15, 2019, file photo, a man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
In this Monday, March 18, 2019, file photo, mourners lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims' bodies. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo, the Olympic torch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is unveiled during a press conference in Tokyo. The torch is the centerpiece of attention in the months just before the Olympics open. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda bows as he speaks after a JOC executive board meeting in Tokyo. Takeda is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but he denied corruption allegations against him. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, a girl gestures with her hands as colored water is splashed on her during celebrations marking Holi festival in Allahabad, India. Holi, the festival of colors, also marks the advent of spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, revelers throw colored powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Mumbai, India. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo, revelers dance as they celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, organized by the Hindu community at a park in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
In this Friday, March 15, 2019, file photo, ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, file photo, a veterinarian and a volunteer of Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) tend to a three-month old baby orangutan named 'Brenda' that was evacuated from a village with a broken arm, prior to a surgery at SOCP facility in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching. Conservationists predicted that without immediate action, orangutans are likely to be the first great ape to become extinct in the wild. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)

New Zealanders mourned this week after a gunman killed 50 people and wounded others in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japanese Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda announced he would stand down when his term ends amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda denied the corruption allegations.

Hindus smeared their faces colored powder during celebrations marking Holi, the festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring.

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

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