- Associated Press - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Firefighters warded off smoke and drew containment lines as they battled wildfires in southeast Australia.

In other images from the Asia Pacific region this week, pro-democracy demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong, which is in its eighth month of anti-government protests.

Tuna sold for sky-high prices at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal and other men competed on their national tennis teams at the ATP Cup in Australia.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editors Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo and Wally Santana in Bangkok.

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