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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

October 12, 2015

Masses were mobilized and missiles were shown off in Pyongyang for a huge parade and celebration marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party this past weekend.

Soldiers goose-stepped through Kim Il Sung Square, followed by tanks, rocket-launchers and missiles on trucks — all meant to showcase the communist nation’s military might. In typically fiery rhetoric, the country’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, declared that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States.

In other images from around Asia last week, window washers lowered themselves from a skyscraper in Beijing, where air quality readings were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards.

A Kashmiri flower vendor paddled around the floating vegetable market on Dal Lake in Indian-controlled Kashmir. But violence continues to plague the region, as four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in gun battles.

India’s air chief marshal, meanwhile, announced that the country would soon have female fighter pilots.

In the world of sports, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic took a selfie with spectators after winning a quarterfinal match at the China Open, while Jack Miller of Australia amused fans by riding a mini electric motorcycle at a pre-race event.

In Incheon, South Korea, American Phil Mickelson celebrated after sinking the ball from a bunker during his foursome match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament.


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

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