AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Sep 07, 2015 1:40 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

It was a week of military parades in China and Vietnam, the annual Tiger Dance in southern India and progress in the Bangkok bombing investigation.

In images from around Asia last week, an artist whose body was painted in the likeness of a tiger joined the "Pulikali," or Tiger Dance, procession in the southern state of Kerala, part of a harvest festival.

Batteries of anti-tank missiles on military vehicles rolled past Tiananmen Square in a huge parade in central Beijing commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types — and hundreds of balloons released into the blue sky.

Neighboring Vietnam, meanwhile, held its own military parade marking the 70th anniversary of independence from France.

Visitors placed candles at the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok as Thai police arrested a second suspect last week believed to have been involved in the Aug. 17 blast at the popular shrine that killed 20 people.

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics decided to the logo for the 2020 games following allegations its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.

In India, an activist shouted as she was detained by police during a strike called by trade unions in Kolkata, while in Jammu to the north a devotee dressed up as the Hindu god Krishna.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Bangkok.