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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

September 28, 2015

With prayers and goat sacrifices, Muslims across Asia marked the festival of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s faith in being willing to sacrifice his son.

In other images from around the region last week, a key suspect in the August blast in central Bangkok that killed 20 people went through a reenactment of the bombing as police officers looked on.

Beijing was shrouded in hazy pollution even as authorities marked three car-free zones for World Car Free Day, while in Mumbai, India, a Hindu devotee carried an idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha to immerse it in the ocean.

Donning South Korea’s traditional “hanbok” costume, children walked the streets to encourage people to wear the outfit for the Chuseok holiday, the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day.

In Manila, a boy played outside his makeshift home, while in Hong Kong singer Joey Yung performed for listeners.

Japanese boxing champion Shinsuke Yamanaka absorbed a punch to the jaw from Panamanian challenger Anselmo Moreno in a WBC bantamweight title match that Yamanaka went on to win.

And in tennis action, tousle-haired Naomi Osaka of Japan returned a shot in a first-round match at the Pan Pacific Open.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Hiroshi Otabe in Tokyo.

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