AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Oct 26, 2015 2:39 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Photographs from Asia over the past week captured typhoon flooding in the Philippines, Shiite Muslims whipping themselves in religious devotion and tearful reunions between Korean family members separated by war and politics.

More than 100,000 people were forced into shelters as Typhoon Koppu struck the northern Philippines last weekend, knocking out power and destroying rice fields ready for harvest. At least 39 people died.

Scores of North and South Koreans, meanwhile, gathered for three days of emotional reunions with family members, most of whom they hadn't seen in 60 years since war divided the Korean peninsula.

In suburban Manila, a homeless man found shelter by crawling inside a huge pipe, while in Sydney giant spray bottles, some appearing to melt in the sun, stood on a beach as part of an annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

The bullet-riddled window of a school bus was a vivid reminder of the violence that grips the disputed Kashmir region.

Drawing blood, Shiite Muslims flagellated themselves during processions to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed.

South Korean honor guards tossed their guns in the air during a ceremony for the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.

Hindus smeared paste over the face of an idol of the 10-armed goddess Durga during a festival in India while rickshaw pullers and other commuters stood in line to receive free food distributed by traders as part of the festivities.

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