AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Dec 01, 2014 3:23 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Police in Hong Kong last week started clearing away barricades in the Mong Kok district where pro-democracy protesters had been camping out for weeks — and occasionally clashed with police and angry mobs. The zone is one of three where student-led protesters pushing for a greater say in choosing the territory's next leader have gathered for more than two months.

In Kashmir, people formed long lines to cast their votes in the first phase of voting for state assembly elections, defying a boycott from Muslim separatist groups who reject India's sovereignty over the disputed Himalayan region.

An American scientist riding an open-aired rickshaw in the streets of New Delhi with monitoring equipment found that pollution levels were much worse than the ones that have already led the World Health Organization to rank the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.