AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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Posted: Apr 11, 2016 4:03 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Silhouetted dancers, cherry blossoms, colorful lanterns and a playful panda were in captured in images of daily life from around Asia last week.

In Taiwan, a visiting dance troupe rehearsed at the National Theater, while in India an elderly Hindu woman performed morning rituals on the banks of the Ganges River on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival.

Yellow fields of rapeseed oil flowers surrounded a visitor to a park in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, in southern Japan. Rows of colorful lanterns were on display at temple in Seoul to mark the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 14.

Fog shrouded an area near the border of North and South Korea as Pyongyang said Saturday it had successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic rocket engine that will give it the ability to stage nuclear strikes on the United States.

Cherry blossoms were out in all their fleeting glory in Japan, where a woman paddled a boat through a sea of cherry blossom petals at Imperial Palace moat.

Kashmiri Muslims climbed trees to watch the funeral procession of a suspected militant who was killed in a gunbattle in the disputed region.

Two-year-old female giant panda Ai Bao played at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, while in Jakarta, a skydiver was silhouetted against the sun.

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