Top: In this undated file image from video released Wednesday, rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province. Photo: Associated Press

A man lies in a pool of chilies as he takes part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in China’s central Hunan province.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, rescuers in Thailand carry one of the 12 boys from a flooded cave where they were trapped with their coach for more than two weeks.

Relatives grieve their dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir after government forces fired at anti-India protesters who disrupted a counterinsurgency operation.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares for a photo with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, during a visit to Hanoi.

A resident is rescued in a flooded area Saturday in Kurashiki, Japan, following heavy rains. Photo: Shohei Miyano / Associated Press
A resident is rescued in a flooded area Saturday in Kurashiki, Japan, following heavy rains. Photo: Shohei Miyano / Associated Press
Xiaomi's Founder, Chairman and CEO Lei Jun receives an interview after the listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday in Hong Kong. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press
Xiaomi’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Lei Jun receives an interview after the listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday in Hong Kong. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh arrive for photos Monday before a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh arrive for photos Monday before a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press
A contestant lies on a pool of red chilies Sunday as he takes part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in China's central Hunan province. Photo: Associated Press
A contestant lies on a pool of red chilies Sunday as he takes part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in China’s central Hunan province. Photo: Associated Press
People celebrate Tuesday after divers evacuate some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press
People celebrate Tuesday after divers evacuate some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press
An image of Liu Xia, wife of the late Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is displayed at a booth to collect signatures from the public in releasing of her at a down town street Tuesday in Hong Kong. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press
An image of Liu Xia, wife of the late Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is displayed at a booth to collect signatures from the public in releasing of her at a down town street Tuesday in Hong Kong. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press
A projected image of the rescued boys in their hospital room is shown during a police press conference Wednesday in Chiang Rai province. Photo: Associated Press
A projected image of the rescued boys in their hospital room is shown during a police press conference Wednesday in Chiang Rai province. Photo: Associated Press
In this undated file image from video released Wednesday, rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province. Photo: Associated Press
In this undated file image from video released Wednesday, rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province. Photo: Associated Press
People pay their respects Saturday in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press
People pay their respects Saturday in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press
Brynn Uriarau of Cook Islands is tackled Saturday by Hong Kong's rugby team during their play off match of the qualifier round for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Hong Kong. Photo: Kin Cheung / Associated Press
Brynn Uriarau of Cook Islands is tackled Saturday by Hong Kong’s rugby team during their play off match of the qualifier round for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Hong Kong. Photo: Kin Cheung / Associated Press
Relatives of Kashmiri civilians grieve near their dead bodies Saturday during a joint funeral procession in Hawoorah village, some 68 kilometers (42 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: Dar Yasin / Associated Press
Relatives of Kashmiri civilians grieve near their dead bodies Saturday during a joint funeral procession in Hawoorah village, some 68 kilometers (42 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: Dar Yasin / Associated Press
Houses are submerged by muddy water Sunday following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. Photo: Shohei Miyano / Associated Press
Houses are submerged by muddy water Sunday following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. Photo: Shohei Miyano / Associated Press
Residents look at half submerged houses Sunday in floodwater from heavy rains, in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. Photo: Koji Harada / Associated Press
Residents look at half submerged houses Sunday in floodwater from heavy rains, in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. Photo: Koji Harada / Associated Press
A woman walking through a water-logged street, reacts as a truck driving past creates a wave of ripples prior to drenching her during monsoon rains, Sunday in Mumbai, India. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press
A woman walking through a water-logged street, reacts as a truck driving past creates a wave of ripples prior to drenching her during monsoon rains, Sunday in Mumbai, India. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press