AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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Posted: May 09, 2016 3:10 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

North Korea is putting on its biggest political show in years — the first full party congress since 1980, an event intended to showcase the country's unity in the face of tough international sanctions and isolation.

In other photos from around the region last week, Filipino presidential candidates engaged in final frenzied campaigning ahead of Monday's election. The tough-talking mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, was favored to win the presidency.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the late dictator who was toppled in the 1986 "people power" revolt, was a strong contender in the vice presidential race. The two positions are elected separately in the Philippines.

A boy in Seoul touched his newly shaved head during a ceremony to mark Buddha's birthday. He is one of several children who will experience a monk's life for two weeks.

A South Korean army special forces soldier, meanwhile, broke a stack of stone plates with his bare hands during a martial arts demonstration on Children's Day.

Hong Kong's Chan Yuen-ting, a coach at Eastern Sports Club, secured a unique place for herself in soccer history by becoming the first woman to lead a men's team to a top-division national championship.

Supporters of India's opposition Congress party tried to break through police barricades in a protest against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government, which they accuse of muzzling the opposition and leveling false corruption charges against Congress leaders.

Miners in East Java, Indonesia, earn $10 a day digging out slabs of sulfur from a volcanic crater to provide a sought-after substance for the fertilizer and cosmetics industries.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.