AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Dec 15, 2022, 3:26 AM | Updated: Dec 16, 2022, 12:49 am
Director James Cameron takes photos with a fan during the blue carpet event to promote his latest m...

Director James Cameron takes photos with a fan during the blue carpet event to promote his latest movie 'Avatar: The Way of Water' in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. The movie is to be released in the country on Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

              Director James Cameron takes photos with a fan during the blue carpet event to promote his latest movie 'Avatar: The Way of Water' in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. The movie is to be released in the country on Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              This image made with a long exposure, shows Jawai Dam at night in Pali District, Rajasthan, India, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
            
              Bangladesh National Party (BNP) supporters shout slogans during a rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday to demand the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resign and install a caretaker before next general elections expected to be held in early 2024. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
            
              Switzerland's Thierry Bollin swims in a semifinal of the men's 100m backstroke during the world swimming short course championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Soldiers wearing face masks and goggles march past masked passengers waiting at a railway station in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Some Chinese universities say they will allow students to finish the semester from home in hopes of reducing the potential of a bigger COVID-19 outbreak during the January Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and covered with fur hoods walks on a street as capital city is hit by cold wind in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. Facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, China is setting up more intensive care facilities and trying to strengthen hospitals as Beijing rolls back anti-virus controls that confined millions of people to their homes, crushed economic growth and set off protests. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Empty shelves are seen in a pharmacy as customers tries to find medicine to prepare for a wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Some Chinese universities say they will allow students to finish the semester from home in hopes of reducing the potential of a bigger COVID-19 outbreak during the January Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A Hindu women offer prayers after feeds pigeons in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
            
              Visitors take a selfie in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Nomadic women milk hardy Himalayan goats that produce cashmere in the remote Kharnak village in the cold desert region of Ladakh, India, on Sept. 17, 2022. As this part of Asia is particularly vulnerable to climate change, shifting weather patterns are altering people's lives. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              People hold their umbrella as they walk on an embankment against gusty winds and high waves in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. India's southern Tamil Nadu state is bracing for heavy rain as cyclone Mandous is set to cross near the Chennai coast overnight on Friday. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan)

Dec. 9-15, 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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