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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

February 22, 2016

North Koreans marking the 74th birthday anniversary of the country’s late leader, Kim Jong Il, and a hot air balloon festival in Lucknow, India, were among images from daily life around Asia last week.

Student protests spread across several Indian university campuses after the arrest of a student leader, Kanhaiya Kumra, on sedition charges.

A flower vendor in Manila arranged roses on Valentine’s Day, while a model in Tokyo posed in a black-and-white “dazzle room,” an art installation by artist Shigeki Matsuyama. A kimono-clad woman with a paper umbrella conveyed a more traditional Japanese image.

Migratory birds flew above wetlands in Kashmir, some covering tens of thousands of kilometers (miles) every year. The annual International Waterbird Census is conducted to monitor their populations.

Three thousand couples from 60 countries participated in a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea organized by the Unification Church, with 12,000 other couples joining via live-streaming.

In the world of sports, Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje performed in the Ice Dance free dance program at a skating competition in Taiwan.

And in a glimpse of ongoing violence in Kashmir, an Indian soldier took position behind a wall near the site of a gun battle on the outskirts of Srinagar.


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