• A Nepalese man offers prayers in front of a 'Siva Lingam', symbolic of Hindu god Shiva, as he worships at a temple that was completely destroyed in last year's earthquake at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Government officials, diplomats and ordinary people gathered at the remains of a fallen iconic tower in the Nepalese capital on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands and injured many more in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepal marks anniversary of devastating earthquake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — People gathered Sunday at the remains of a historic tower in Nepal’s capital that collapsed in a devastating earthquake a year ago, as Nepalese held memorial services to mark the anniversary of a disaster that killed nearly 9,000 people and left millions homeless.