AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

May 3, 2019
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In this May 1, 2019, photo, Japan's new Emperor Naruhito and new Empress Masako are driven to Imperial Palace to greet Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo. Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne Wednesday after his father Akihito abdicated Tuesday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Emperor Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne after his father Akihito abdicated in a series of rituals and ceremonies in Japan.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, workers marked May Day with rallies in cities and by demanding better working conditions.

Thailand is preparing for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X.

In South Korea, children whose heads were shaved as part of a religious event enjoyed an amusement park visit. The children entered temples to experience monastic life for three weeks in advance of Buddha’s birthday on May 12.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok.


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