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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

August 2, 2019
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, file photo, members of the National Search and Rescue Agency walk among buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Subang, West Java, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. The volcano erupted Friday forcing tourists and residents to flee the mountain. (AP Photo/Kusumadireza, File)
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, file photo, members of the National Search and Rescue Agency walk among buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Subang, West Java, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. The volcano erupted Friday forcing tourists and residents to flee the mountain. (AP Photo/Kusumadireza, File)

National rescue agency workers walk near buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Indonesia. It’s one of several active volcanos in the country.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, protesters disrupted subway service and staged other demonstrations in Hong Kong as they continued their protests against the territory’s government.

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito speaks in the upper house of parliament in his first opening speech for a Diet session since ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Asia-Pacific foreign ministers cross their arms for a traditional “ASEAN handshake” during an annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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

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