Two nights of terrifying earthquakes struck southern Japan's Kyushu island within 28 hours, flattening houses, crumpling roads and causing a giant Shinto shrine to collapse to the ground.
Photos captured the destruction inflicted by the quakes that hit late Thursday and early Sunday. They killed at least 42 people, caused landslides and forced some 180,000 residents to evacuate their homes.
In other images from around Asia last week, U.S. military members in India paid final respects to what they believe are the remains of one to two crew members from a B-24 bomber that crashed during World War II on a supply run from India to China over the Himalayas.
Bangladesh said it was closing its notorious 18th-century Dhaka Central Jail, and high school students in South Korea held candles to remember the victims of the ferry disaster two years ago that took the lives of more than 300 people, most of them school kids.
Revelers in Thailand sprayed water on each other during the annual Songkran water festival, while Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate stood in front of the Taj Mahal as they wound up a weeklong visit to India and neighboring Bhutan.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editors Karly Domb Sadoff in Bangkok and Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.