Parading national flags, North Koreans marched during a "70-day campaign of loyalty" in the run-up to a major meeting of its ruling Workers' Party in May.
And at the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas, a North Korean officer said tensions have increased along the DMZ since Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test and rocket launch earlier this year.
In other images from around the region, a South Korean protester shouted at an anti-war rally in Seoul. Inside parliament, opposition party members continued their non-stop speeches in a filibuster to block a vote on a government-backed anti-terrorism bill they believe would threaten personal freedoms.
A cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation of Fiji with record-breaking winds, and Indian students yelled slogans to protest the death of a student from caste discrimination and the arrest of student leader on sedition charges.
Authorities blew up dozens of fishing boats as part of Indonesia's campaign against illegal fishing.
Yellow confetti rained during a celebration marking the 30th anniversary of "People Power" revolution in the Philippines that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Taiwan has an upside-down house that cost $600,000 to build, and 37,000 runners in all manner of outfits competed in the Tokyo marathon this past Sunday.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Toru Takahashi in Tokyo.