Monday, November 23
In images from across Asia last week, Nepalis lit candles for the victims of Paris attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to meet with regional leaders and a darling panda cub made her public debut at a Malaysian zoo.
As temperatures fell in Beijing, an elderly man tossed golden gingko leaves into the air, while protesters in Manila clashed with riot police outside the annual APEC summit for 21 Pacific Rim leaders. At one event before the summit, President Obama exchanged views with Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
Kuala Lumpur hosted a second regional meeting last week that brought together leaders from the 10 ASEAN nations. And in India, Hindu devotees performed rituals during the Chhath festival to thank the sun god for sustaining life.
Tokyo is to choose a new stadium design by the end of this year for the 2020 Summer Olympics after the original design by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid was scrapped because its estimated to cost over $2 billion.
Cute animal alert: At Sydney's Taronga Zoo, a 1-year-old chimpanzee played with an ice cube as forecasters predicted a heat wave, while a 3-month-old female panda cub born at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur looked wide-eyed at photographers. The not-yet-named cub was conceived naturally less than a year after her parents arrived in Malaysia, making her birth the quickest in the world for China's loaned giant pandas.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editors Hiroshi Otabe and Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.