AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung belched more volcanic ash and lava, part of its almost daily eruptions this month. The activity has forced thousands of villagers to evacuate to safer areas. It is one of about 130 active volcanoes across the sprawling country.

June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea. Officially known as "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month," North Koreans swarm to war museums and mobilize for gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States. Some 100,000 people rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung stadium, where they pumped their fists and chanted, "Defend!"

In other images from around Asia last week, an Indian worker dried vermicelli for a traditional sweet dish popular during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when believers are called to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until dusk.

Dogs in cages were sold in southern China, where restaurateurs held an annual dog meat festival despite international criticism, while in Bangkok a Maltese was groomed during the Thailand International Dog Show.

Filipino students in Manila walked over a bridge on their way home, while officials at a prestigious Japanese school in Yokohama for the first time took journalists on a tour of the secret, underground headquarters for the imperial navy during the closing months of World War II.

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