AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 3:22 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

White tiger cubs peeked out at a zoo near Tokyo, while Thais and Burmese splashed water on each other during new year's holidays to cool off during the hottest season of the year.

In other images from Asia last week, tears mixed with anger as families remembered loved ones who drowned in the South Korean ferry disaster a year ago that killed more than 300 people, most of them high school kids. One angry relative shouted at the vehicle of a ruling party lawmaker outside a group memorial altar.

In another sad anniversary, a daughter in Nepal lit a butter lamp marking the death of her father, who was killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest in the deadliest disaster on the mountain.

Members "Tokyo Hack" — a human statue street performer group — marched around the tony Ginza shopping district. Godzilla also made an appearance on the red carpet in Tokyo as the Toho studio opened an entertainment complex last week.

An Asiana Airlines plane carrying 82 people skidded off the runway at Hiroshima airport in Japan last week, leaving 20 people with minor injuries. Investigators were checking whether the plane's landing gear touched an antenna.

In other glimpses of ordinary life, muscular men — some sprayed with fake tan paint — flexed during the Mr. Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition, while the afternoon sun set over a riders at an amusement park south of Manila.