AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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Posted: Apr 04, 2016 3:32 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Images from across Asia captured tragedy in an overpass collapse in India, the advent of spring in blossoming cherry trees in Japan and a significant step toward democracy in Myanmar.

At least 26 people died when an unfinished overpass in Kolkata fell in a busy neighborhood. Some 10 construction company employees are being investigated for possible murder charges. Accidents from falling buildings or bridges occur regularly in India amid the country's rapid development.

Filipino boys, meanwhile, played beside their creek-side homes in Manila, where the government is trying to clear garbage and shanties to avoid flooding problems.

Cherry blossoms were in bloom in Japan, and tulips were showing off their colors in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where thousands of Muslims gathered to pray on the death anniversary of Islam's first caliph.

Myanmar took an important step in its slow transition to democracy when a trusted aide to ruling-party leader Aung San Suu Kyi took over as the country's president, officially ending more than 50 years of the military's control over government.

And at a Beijing bar, feathers flew as dozens of people battled each other in a pillow fight promotional event.


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