Monday, August 24
The heart of Bangkok was jolted by a bomb last week that exploded during rush hour at a popular outdoor shrine. The tragedy killed 20 people, including tourists from China, Malaysia and elsewhere, and injured more than 100.
A Chinese man who lost his wife and daughter in the blast was overcome with emotion as he arrived at a hospital to claim their remains, while people lit candles at the site to remember the dead. Authorities are searching for a man seen in a grainy security video dropping off a backpack near the shrine before the explosion.
In other images from around Asia last week, a young woman bit a pen as a punishment for a mistake made in a rehearsal for medal presentation ceremonies for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
Also in Beijing, Chinese female troops practiced marching as the country ramps up publicity for its upcoming World War II military parade.
Monsoon flooding in eastern India prompted the military to transport threatened villagers to safer areas, while a Hindu priest carried a goat for a sacrifice during the Deodhani festival.
In Pyongyang, portraits of the past two North Korean leaders glowed on a facade of a building.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editors Karly Domb Sadof in Bangkok and Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.