AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Feb 01, 2016 5:55 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Snow and unusually brisk winter weather gripped a wide swath of Asia last week, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited China as the country geared up for its annual mass migration surrounding the Lunar New Year.

In photos from around the region, Kashimri Muslim devotees praying outside a Sufi saint's shrine and a woman in Hangzhou, China, took pictures of trees covered with ice. Plunging temperatures in Taiwan killed as many as 57 mostly older people in the island's capital.

Children in India posed in front of white tiger models at New Delhi's Red Fort as the country marked Republic Day last week.

Thailand, meanwhile, is experiencing a craze for "child angel" dolls, believed to bring good luck to their owners.

At the Australian Open, Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrated after defeating Serena Williams in the women's singles finals, and Novak Djokovic of Serbia held his trophy after winning the men's tournament.

With the Lunar New Year approaching on Feb. 8, Chinese travelers are expected to make 2.9 billion trips during the 40-day period between Jan. 21 and March 3, authorities say.

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