AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 3:27 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

One 8-year-old Nepali girl has been getting around on a prosthetic leg after hers was crushed during the massive earthquake that struck a year ago.

The April 25, 2015, disaster took the lives of 9,000 people and toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, but little rebuilding has taken place amid government malaise and bureaucratic bungling.

China, meanwhile, is becoming a nation of urban dwellers, with authorities saying that more than 55 percent of the population lives in towns and cities.

In other images from around Asia last week, supporters in the Philippines cheered the motorcade of front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ahead of May 9 elections there.

In India, a woman crushed stones in a quarry, protected from the sun's blazing heat by a small tarp. Countries around the world marked April 22 as Earth Day to try to increase awareness about the state of the world's environment.

In the vagaries of weather, heavy rains caused flooding in Sri Lanka and in Indonesia, where a woman waded through streets outside of Jakarta, and drought-like conditions in India affected millions in 12 states.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editors Karly Domb Sadoff in Bangkok.