AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

April 27, 2015 11:31AM (UTC)
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In this Saturday, April 25, 2015, file photo, volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara tower after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. A strong magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha, File) (Niranjan Shrestha)

Several historic buildings in Kathmandu's famous Durbar Square suffered serious damage from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal Saturday. The death toll from the disaster rose past 3,300 as rescue workers struggled to reach remote mountain villages.

In a photo taken the day before the quake, a kumari, or a pre-pubescent girl considered to be incarnations of Hindu goddesses, adjusted her ornament during a festival in Nepal.


Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong left placards with yellow Xs on their desks after walking out of the legislative chamber to protest political reform proposals they view as restrictive.

In other images from Asia last week, Honda displayed its sleek new business jet in Tokyo. The HondaJet is the culmination of founder Soichiro Honda's longtime dream to have a plane in the automaker's lineup.

Ford, meanwhile, unveiled its newest Taurus model at the Shanghai Auto Show — hoping the car's bigger, more luxurious back seats will appeal to Chinese businessmen.


In the world of sports, Bangladeshi teammates bumped chests in the air to celebrate in a match against Pakistan in their Twenty20 competition.

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