AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Nov 4, 2021, 6:37 AM | Updated: 6:45 pm
An Indian laborer smiles as she takes a break from loading coal into a truck in Dhanbad, an eastern...

An Indian laborer smiles as she takes a break from loading coal into a truck in Dhanbad, an eastern Indian city in Jharkhand state, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. A 2021 Indian government study found that Jharkhand state -- among the poorest in India and the state with the nation's largest coal reserves -- is also the most vulnerable Indian state to climate change. Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal, the biggest single source of climate-changing gases, provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs. It's one of the dilemmas facing world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland this week in an attempt to stave off the worst effects of climate change. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

              Devotee light oil lamps to Hindu Goddess Lakshmi during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali at Vishnu temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Diwali is one of Hinduism's most important festivals, dedicated to the worship of the goddess of wealth Lakshmi. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Hindu devotees climb the colored stairs to pray at the Batu Caves temple during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Diwali is one of Hinduism's most important festivals, dedicated to the worship of the goddess of wealth Lakshmi. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Villagers collect bricks from their house that was destroyed by natural disasters at Pratap Nagar in Satkhira, Bangladesh on Oct. 5, 2021. The effects of global warming, particularly increased cyclones, coastal and tidal flooding that bring saltwater further inland, are devastating Bangladesh and destroying the livelihoods of millions, said Mohammad Shamsuddoha, chief executive of the Center for Participatory Research Development, a non-profit. He said that projections show that around 30 million people may be displaced from the country’s coastal regions. "It’s a grave concern for a country like Bangladesh," he said. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
            
              A washerwoman dries clothes on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Brahmaputra is one of Asia's largest rivers, which passes through China's Tibet region, India and Bangladesh before converging into the Bay of Bengal. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Visitors gather to wait for their COVID-19 tests at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Fireworks boomed as the visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for their COVID-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers dressed from head to toe in the white protective suits. Shanghai Disneyland suddenly announced Sunday evening that they were no longer accepting any visitors and they were cooperating with an epidemiological investigation from another province. They then locked down the park, as Shanghai city healthcare workers and police rushed to the scene to conduct a mass testing. (Chinatopix via AP)
            
              Rows of tombs remain without the usual visitors on All Saint's Day at Manila's North Cemetery, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Local governments in Metropolitan Manila closed all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria to most of the public during the observance of the traditionally crowded All Saints Day to avoid mass gatherings that might trigger the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Baseball fans who are fully vaccinated or tested negative for the virus within the last 48 hours or under 18 years old, cheer their teams during the wildcard baseball game for the KBO postseason between Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. South Korea on Monday began to allow larger social gatherings and lifted business-hour restrictions on restaurants in what officials described as the first step toward attempting to restore some pre-pandemic normalcy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              Schoolchildren take lesson in the art of speaking as the extra-curricular activities at the Pyongyang Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              A man performs during celebration marking  deepotsav in Ayodhya , India, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Hundreds of thousands of lamps are to be illuminated on Deepotsav celebrations on the eve of Diwali on the banks of the Saryu. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
            
              A flooded corn field is seen months after torrential rain flooded the region of Zhaoguo village in central China's Henan province on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The flooding disaster in July is the worst that older farmers can remember in 40 years – but it is also a preview of the kind of extreme conditions the country is likely to face as the planet warms up, and weather patterns farmers depend upon are increasingly destabilized. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              An Indian laborer smiles as she takes a break from loading coal into a truck in Dhanbad, an eastern Indian city in Jharkhand state, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. A 2021 Indian government study found that Jharkhand state -- among the poorest in India and the state with the nation's largest coal reserves -- is also the most vulnerable Indian state to climate change. Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal, the biggest single source of climate-changing gases, provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs. It's one of the dilemmas facing world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland this week in an attempt to stave off the worst effects of climate change. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2021

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific.

The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.

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