AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

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Posted: May 11, 2015 4:15 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Nepalis struggled to put their lives back together after last month's violent earthquake left more than 8,000 dead and thousands more homeless. Many sought refuge in makeshift tents. In a tribute to victims, people holding candles walked through the streets of the capital, Kathmandu, past the remains of the once-soaring Dharahara tower that collapsed in the April 25 disaster.

In other images from across Asia last week, Filipinos cheered on boxing hero Manny Pacquiao in his welterweight title fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr., who won. Free, live public viewings in downtown Manila allowed many to watch the match, which took place in Las Vegas.

Britain's Prince Harry, in a visit to New Zealand, pressed noses in a traditional greeting with Maori tribal leaders.

Former slave fishermen were welcomed back at the airport in Yangon, Myanmar. They were the first Burmese men to return home following an Associated Press investigation into the use of forced labor in the Thai seafood industry.

At a quiet Buddhist temple in the heart of Tokyo, a Japanese woman walked along a row of colorful small stone "jizo" statues that are believed to protect unborn children.

In rare glimpses of life in North Korea, school girls were silhouetted during a dance class, and portraits of the country's two late leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, glowed on the facade of a building as dusk descended upon the capital of Pyongyang.