AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In images from Asia last week, a baby boy was rescued from an apartment building in Taiwan toppled by an earthquake, while people in Seoul watched news of North Korea's rocket launch.

Japanese newspapers handed out extras on Sunday's launch, which the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

World Cup skiers zipped down the mountains in Jeongseon, South Korea, in races that were also test events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Traditional Chinese lanterns and twinkling lights brightened the winter nights ahead of Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of Chinese traveled to their hometowns for the holiday that fell on Feb. 8 this year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, it is the year of the monkey.

Myanmar's parliament began a historic session attended by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi that installed the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.

Hundreds marched in Sri Lanka as the U.N. human rights chief began talks with the government on measures taken to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the country's long civil war. In a step toward ethnic reconciliation, a Tamil-language version of the country's national anthem was performed at an independence day ceremony. The majority speak Sinhala.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.