AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: Nov 10, 2014 2:35 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Filipinos last week remembered the more 7,300 victims of ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that ripped into city of Tacloban and the central Philippines a year ago. Church bells pealed, sirens blared and Catholic priests sprinkled holy water on a mass grave. Others lit candles and floated flowers to remember loved ones.

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Hong Kong was shocked by news that police found the bodies of two dead Indonesian women in an upscale apartment of a 29-year-old British investment banker, Rurik George Caton Jutting. He was charged with two counts of murder. The double killing haunted the streets of Wan Chai, a red-light district, where Jutting's building is located, that has long captured the mystery and hedonism of this bustling Asian city.

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Beijing geared up last week to host the leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies for the annual APEC summit, although it has strained ties over territorial disputes with several of them, including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. China was also hoping to use the gathering to promote a regional trade initiative called the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific while progress stalls on a rival U.S.-led free trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

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Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, the defending Olympic figure skating champion, was injured in a high-speed collision with Chinese skater Yan Han during warm-ups at the Cup of China, a crash that left him with blood trickling down his face and neck. He received stitches on his head and chin before returning with gauze wrapped around his head to finish second in the competition.

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South Korean lawmakers voted to disband the nation's coast guard after criticism over its failure to rescue hundreds of passengers from the Sewol, a ferry that sank earlier this year. More than 300 people lost their lives in the tragedy, most of them teenagers traveling on a school trip.