AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jul 14, 2022, 6:42 AM | Updated: 6:47 pm
People throng President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence for the second day after it was sto...

People throng President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence for the second day after it was stormed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

July 8-14, 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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