AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Oct 27, 2022, 8:38 AM | Updated: 8:44 pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at an event to introduce new members of the Politburo Standing C...

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at an event to introduce new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

              Members of the South Korean Police Special Operation Unit participate during national comprehensive counter-terrorism training in Goyang, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Several governmental agencies including the country's police department, coast guard, defense ministry, fire department and intelligence agency took part in the exercise. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A man walks beside a damaged Korean Air plane after it overshot the runway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu, central Philippines early Monday Oct. 24, 2022. The Korean Air plane overshot the runway while landing in bad weather in the central Philippines late Sunday, but authorities said all 173 people on board were safe. (AP Photo/Juan Carlo De Vela)
            
              Netherlands' Bas de Leede dives to field the ball during the T20 World Cup cricket match between India and the Netherlands in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
            
              Spain's Pedro Acosta of Red Bull KTM Ajo, top, crashes with Thailand's Somkiat Chantra of Idemitsu Honda Team Asia during the Moto2 race for the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang International Circuit, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              Pigeons are silhouetted as the sun forms a crescent during a partial solar eclipse in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
            
              A Camel herder is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. People around the world gathered Tuesday to witness the last solar eclipse of the year, a phenomenon where the moon briefly casts a black shadow that blocks the sun. It was visible today across Europe, western Asia, northeastern Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)
            
              Shayne Misselbrook stands in front of a glacier in the Taylor Valley in Antarctica, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Mike Scott/NZ Herald via AP, Pool)
            
              Former Chinese President Hu Jintao, front row second from right, talks to his predecessor as party leader Xi Jinping, right, as he is assisted to leave the hall during the closing ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at an event to introduce new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Oct. 21-27, 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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