Tragedy struck Indonesia when a military transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the country's third-biggest city, killing all 122 on board and at least 19 people on the ground. Almost exactly a decade ago, the neighborhood was the scene of another plane accident when a Boeing 737 crashed into the middle-class community.

In other images from across Asia last week, rescuers in the Philippines tried to save passengers from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters off the city of Ormoc on Leyte Island. At least 59 people died and 145 survived.

"Battleship Island" off Nagasaki, Japan, is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO's recognition as world heritage sites illustrating Japan's rapid transformation at the end of the 19th century. But the fortress-like island also has a grim history: It was one of many factories and mines where tens of thousands of Koreans were forced to toil under dire conditions.

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage, a prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony to announce their informal marriage in an effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.

Drivers of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages will have to find new work after a court order called the "joyrides" a form of animal cruelty and banned them from India's financial capital from next June.

In images of daily life from India, wind bent the umbrella of a street vendor and a student walked home along a rural road during a more gentle rainfall.

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