AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jun 2, 2022, 7:08 AM | Updated: 7:12 pm
Residents pose for photos along the bund, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Shanghai. Traffic, pedestrian...

Residents pose for photos along the bund, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Shanghai. Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China's largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has drawn unusual protests over its heavy-handed implementation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

May 27-June 2, 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 Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.

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Hurricane Bonnie drives westward off Mexico’s Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Tuesday after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain, contributing to at least two deaths. Forecasters said they expected the hurricane, now a Category 2 storm, to pose no threat to land as it headed generally […]
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Many won’t rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many think it’s a good thing if those options remain available in the future. Close to half or more of U.S. adults say they are not […]
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Many won’t rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

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Greek PM criticizes ‘constant aggressive behavior’ of Turkey

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Spain boosts military spending to close gap with NATO goal

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain is increasing military spending as it works toward meeting a NATO commitment by dedicating 2% of gross domestic product to defense, the Spanish government said Tuesday. Cabinet members approved a one-off expenditure of almost 1 billion euros ($1 billion) for Spain’s Defense Ministry that the government said was needed to […]
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Germany considers aid for struggling energy firms

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has drawn up a plan that would allow it to aid struggling energy companies more easily — a move that comes amid efforts to shore up Uniper, Germany’s biggest importer of Russian gas. The plan, approved Tuesday by the Cabinet but still requiring parliamentary approval, aims to give the […]
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