Officers from North and South Korea shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two countries during an on-site inspection of guard posts that each side had removed as part of measures to reduce tensions.
In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Chinese policeman stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing as tensions between the two countries soared following the detentions of two Canadians on charges of endangering national security.
Myanmar activists light candles during a rally in Yangon to mark the anniversary of the arrests of two Reuters reporters who are among a group of journalists being honored by Time magazine as its “Person of the Year.”
Philippine air force personnel unload three church bells that were returned by the United States after they were seized by American colonial forces in 1901 as war booty.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.
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