AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Jan 18, 2016 1:41 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

An election win for Taiwan's opposition, an attack by Muslim militants in the heart of Jakarta and fans mourning the death of David Bowie were among major news events captured in images from around Asia last week.

Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party's Tsai Ing-wen, who will be the island's first female president, soundly beat Eric Chu of the China-friendly Nationalist Party. Newly politicized young people skeptical of closer ties with the mainland are believed to have voted heavily for the DPP.

In Indonesia's capital, attackers linked to the Islamic State set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area and engaged in gunbattles with police.

In disputed Kashmir, Muslims carried the body of Sajad Ahmed Bhat, a top rebel commander, during his funeral procession, while in Tokyo, architect Kengo Kuma told journalists that his design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium had not borrowed from earlier blueprints by British-Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid that were dropped last year.

Sikh devotees took selfies near the Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine in Amritsar, India.

In the Philippines, a fan played the music of David Bowie, one of millions around the world mourned the singer's death and celebrated his music.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadof in Bangkok.