AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jul 7, 2022, 6:44 AM | Updated: 6:50 pm

A man enjoys high tide waves on the Arabian Sea coast during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Wednes...

A man enjoys high tide waves on the Arabian Sea coast during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

              A schoolgirl looks at items which are an alternate to plastic at an event to create awareness about eco-friendly products in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 1, 2022. India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
              A devotee performs a cycle stunt during an annual Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, July 1, 2022. Three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
              South Korea's An Se-young reacts after defeating Denmark's Julie Dawall Jakobsen during their women's singles second round match during the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament at the Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Kien Huo)
              A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a large television screen at a shopping center displaying Chinese state television news coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong in Beijing, Friday, July 1, 2022. China's leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return with a speech Friday that emphasized Beijing's control over the former British colony under its vision of "one country, two systems" – countering criticism that the political and civic freedoms promised for the next quarter-century have been largely erased under Chinese rule. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
              Hollywood actor Richard Gere, left, greets Ling Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan Buddhist leader, during the inauguration of a museum by the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Exile Tibetans also celebrated Dalai Lama's 87th birthday today. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
              A Hindu holy woman smokes as she waits to register for an annual pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave, in Jammu, India, Monday, July 4, 2022. Thousands of Hindu devotees have begun the annual pilgrimage to an icy cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir amid massive security in the Muslim-majority region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
              A man without a mask alights from a crowded bus in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The southern state has made wearing masks mandatory in public places in the wake of rise in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/ R S Iyer)
              A man paddles his kayak through a flooded street at Windsor on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia's largest city in a flood emergency that was impacting 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
              A man enjoys high tide waves on the Arabian Sea coast during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
              A police officer prepares an ATV for patrol ahead of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia's resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

July 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 Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.

Follow AP visual journalism:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews

AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images

AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


FILE - Idaho Attorney General candidate Rep. Raul Labrador speaks during the Idaho Republican Party...

Associated Press

Families sue to block Idaho law barring gender-affirming care for minors

The families of two transgender teenagers filed a lawsuit Thursday to block enforcement of Idaho's ban on gender-affirming medical care for minors.

16 hours ago

Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission alleg...

Associated Press

Amazon fined $25M for violating child privacy with Alexa

Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations it violated a child privacy law

16 hours ago

FILE - Candles are lit on a memorial wall during an anniversary memorial service at the Holy Trinit...

Associated Press

Pain and terror felt by passengers before Boeing Max crashed can be considered, judge rules

Families of passengers who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia can seek damages for the pain and terror suffered by victims in the minutes before the plane flew nose-down into the ground, a federal judge has ruled.

2 days ago

OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman, the founder of ChatGPT and creator of OpenAI speaks at University College ...

Associated Press

Artificial intelligence threatens extinction, experts say in new warning

Scientists and tech industry leaders issued a new warning Tuesday about the perils that artificial intelligence poses to humankind.

2 days ago

Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission alleg...

Associated Press

Hundreds of Amazon workers protest company’s climate impact, return-to-office mandate

SEATTLE (AP) — Telling executives to “strive harder,” hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company’s lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate during a lunchtime demonstration at its Seattle headquarters Wednesday. The protest came a week after Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting and a month after a […]

3 days ago


Associated Press

Body of avalanche victim in Washington state recovered after being spotted by volunteer

Search crews have recovered the body of a climber who was one of three killed in an avalanche on Washington's Colchuck Peak in February.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Internet Washington...

Major Internet Upgrade and Expansion Planned This Year in Washington State

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations.

Compassion International...

Brock Huard and Friends Rally Around The Fight for First Campaign

Professional athletes are teaming up to prevent infant mortality and empower women at risk in communities facing severe poverty.

Emergency Preparedness...

Prepare for the next disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Being prepared before the next emergency arrives is key to preserving businesses and organizations of many kinds.

SHIBA volunteer...

Volunteer to help people understand their Medicare options!

If you’re retired or getting ready to retire and looking for new ways to stay active, becoming a SHIBA volunteer could be for you!

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.

Comcast Ready for Business Fund...

Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.

AP Week in Pictures: Asia