AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Apr 7, 2022, 7:16 AM | Updated: 7:22 pm
A Kashmiri man reads verses from holy Quran inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeel...

A Kashmiri man reads verses from holy Quran inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the first day of fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

(AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

              Sri Lankans watch after setting a bus on fire during a protest outside Sri Lankan president's private residence on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 1, 2022. Sri Lanka police fired tear gas and a water canon to disperse several hundred people protesting near the private residence of the country's president. The people had gathered Thursday to protest the economic hardships faced by them. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
              Nepalese cavalry soldiers participate in the Ghode Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 1, 2022. According to legend, the festival is held to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi and people believe that the clamor of horses' hooves during the festival keeps the demon's spirit away. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
              A woman pulls up her mask to get her throat swab at a coronavirus testing site near residential buildings, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
              Kashmiri men sell their produce at the floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh).
              People wearing face masks walk along a street Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
              A window washer descends on a rope as he cleans the window panels of the Phoenix Center, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
              A little girl looks on during an evening prayer on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
              A man wearing face mask burns paper money at the gravesite of a relative in a cemetery during the Chinese Ching Ming, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Hong Kong Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Thousands of Hong Kong residents paid respects to their ancestors and relatives during the annual festival. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
              Female body builders wait backstage to participate in the first national Miss Saraighat Body Building Championship in Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
              Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after a news conference in Hong Kong, Monday, April 4, 2022. Lam announced Monday, April 4, that she will step down in June after 42 years in government service, ending with a tumultuous 5-year term as the city's chief executive. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
              Students perform a noon prayer during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic Boarding School in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
              A Kashmiri man reads verses from holy Quran inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the first day of fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

April 1-7, 2022

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 Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.

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