AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Dec 22, 2022, 2:58 AM | Updated: 5:06 pm
College students ride on their bicycles through the mustard fields on the outskirts of Guwahati, In...

College students ride on their bicycles through the mustard fields on the outskirts of Guwahati, India, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

              Passengers wait for their train amidst heavy morning fog in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. North India is reeling under heavy fog, disrupting rail, road and air transport. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
              Lata Netam, a health worker, tries to remove a boulder as Sukhram Vadde, 24, awaits on a motorbike ambulance, a two-wheeler with a sidecar consisting of a hospital bed on wheels, to cross a stream through Abhujmarh, or "the unknown hills," to reach a pregnant woman in Kodoli, a remote village near Orchha in central India's Chhattisgarh state, Nov. 15, 2022. These ambulances, first deployed in 2014, reach inaccessible villages to bring pregnant women to an early referral center, a building close to the hospital where expectant mothers can stay under observation, routinely visit doctors if needed until they give birth. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
              Kashmiri fishermen return home after day's work on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
              Washer men put their clothes out to dry on the banks of the River Yamuna as seen from a railway bridge near Agra, India, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
              Malaysia's Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, center, and his wife Wan Azizah Ismail arrive at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Than, Pool)
              A migrant street vendor pushes his cart to work as he starts his day from his temporary shelter on a cold morning in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
              Medical workers attend to visitors at a fever clinic converted from a gymnasium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
              Workers in protective clothing prepare to receive passengers from a flight coming from outside China to be quarantined at a resort on the outskirts of Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. China only counts deaths from pneumonia or respiratory failure in its official COVID-19 death toll, a Chinese health official said, a narrow definition that limits the number of deaths being reported as the virus surges following the easing of pandemic-related restrictions. (AP Photo/Ken Moritsugu)
              A street vendor selling Santa caps combs her daughter as she waits for buyers ahead of Christmas in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
              Catholics attend the first of nine daily dawn Masses before Christmas day at the St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Pinas city, Philippines on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Filipinos attend nine consecutive dawn Masses before Christmas as part of traditional Filipino practice in this largely Roman Catholic nation as COVID restrictions eased in the country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
              A members of LGBTQ community waits to join in a pride walk in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
              College students ride on their bicycles through the mustard fields on the outskirts of Guwahati, India, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Dec. 16-22, 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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