AP Week in Pictures: Global

Oct 22, 2021, 7:18 PM | Updated: Oct 23, 2021, 7:25 am
Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch during the ...

Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch during the lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southwestern Greece, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Winter Olympics from Feb. 4-20, 2022. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

OCT. 16 – 22, 2021

The Olympic flame is lit to begin its journey to the Winter Games in Beijing. A crew conducts a dramatic rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. A diver discovers a shell-encrusted sword that dates back to the Crusades. And Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, without social distancing for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.

The selection was curated by AP photo editor Pamela Hassell in New York.

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Two Afghan men pray at a bus station in Herat, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, before they ...
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Desperation drives thousands of Afghans a day across borders

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Over the course of an hour on a recent night, the bus waiting in the Herat station filled with passengers. Mostly young men, they had no luggage, just the clothes on their backs, maybe a bag with some bread and water for the long road ahead of them. That road is […]
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Survivors gather to remember those lost at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather Tuesday at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Herb Elfring, 99, said he’s glad to return to Pearl Harbor considering he […]
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus’s latest variant eased. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices gained for a second day. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.2% after the chief White House medical adviser said the omicron variant might be less dangerous. […]
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Monday’s Scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Black Hills 64, River Ridge 51 Mercer Island 52, Hazen 51 Oak Harbor 59, Squalicum 47 Sehome 75, Blaine 54 Tenino 67, Columbia Adventist Academy 49 Toledo 62, Mount Vernon Christian 55 ___ Some high school basketball scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com/ Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material […]
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Monday’s Scores

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Arlington 59, Lake Washington 41 Capital 58, Lakes 45 Corbett, Ore. 55, Columbia (White Salmon) 24 Hockinson 59, Prairie 29 Kelso 68, Battle Ground 28 Nooksack Valley 86, Ferndale 73 Pateros 58, Wilson Creek 5 Sehome 75, Blaine 54 Trout Lake 39, Condon, Ore. 25 Union 58, Mountain View 15 W. F. […]
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Dangerous storm threatens havoc across Hawaiian archipelago

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