AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Aug 11, 2022, 10:55 AM | Updated: 11:04 pm
Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, ...

Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed multiple people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Aug. 5-11, 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 Hiro Komae in Tokyo.

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Prisons chief killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The prisons chief in Indian-controlled Kashmir has been killed, officials said Tuesday, as India’s powerful home minister arrived in the disputed Himalayan region on a three-day visit. The body of Director-General of Prisons Hemant Kumar Lohia bore multiple wounds and was found Monday night at his friend’s home in the southern […]
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Merkel wins UN refugee agency award over welcome of Syrians

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday it’s giving its highest award to former German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her efforts to welcome more than 1 million refugees — mostly from Syria — into Germany, despite some criticism both at home and abroad. Matthew Saltmarsh, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, […]
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Iran says it launched test ‘tug’ into suborbital space

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media said Tuesday the government has launched a space tug capable of shifting satellites between orbits. State TV said the Saman test spacecraft was built by the country’s Space Research Center and launched Monday by the Defense Ministry. Hassan Salarieh, chief of the Islamic Republic’s space agency, told state […]
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21 mountaineers missing after avalanche in northern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 21 trainee mountaineers were reported missing after getting trapped in an avalanche in northern India, officials said Tuesday. A group of 29 people was hit by an avalanche on a mountain peak located in the Gangotri range of the Garhwal Himalayas on Tuesday morning, said Uttarakhand state police chief […]
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Iconic Goodwill gets serious with online for thrifters

NEW YORK (AP) — Thrifters who flock to Goodwill stores will now be able to do some serious treasure hunting online as well. The Goodwill Industries International Inc., the 120-year-old non-profit organization that operates 3,300 stores in the U.S., and Canada, has launched an online business as part of a newly incorporated venture called GoodwillFinds. […]
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A man walks in front of gate at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022....
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Indonesia police: Stadium exit gates too small for escape

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Tuesday that the gates at the soccer stadium where police fired tear gas and set off a deadly crush were too small and could only accommodate two at a time when hundreds were trying to escape. Photos from the Malang stadium where 125 people died and hundreds were […]
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AP Week in Pictures: Asia