Barack Obama made a historic trip to Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city on which the United States dropped an atomic bomb at the end of World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied him to the peace park, where the iconic A-bomb dome has been left as it was after the 1945 bombing.

The trip came after Group of Seven leaders met in central Japan, where some protesters marched to voice their concerns.

In other images from around Asia last week, a ray of light caught a Chinese army soldier adjusting the hat of an honor guard member as they prepared to welcome the Indian president outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

A volcano in northern Sumatra spewed hot clouds of ash onto nearby villages, while in India supporters of the opposition Congress party held lanterns to protest power cuts and water shortages.

People poured through the doors at the grand opening of a mall at the Wanda Cultural Tourism City in southeastern China. The Wanda Group's entertainment complex is positioning itself as a homegrown rival to Disney's Shanghai theme park opening next month.

An image of Lord Buddha was reflected on an oil lamp at a temple in Kolkata, India, during a festival marking Gautam Buddha's birth, enlightenment and attaining a state of Nirvana.

During his visit to Vietnam, before the G-7 Summit, Obama interacted with young people during a town hall meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

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