AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Dec 29, 2022, 3:23 AM | Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 2:13 am
Children play on a digital art installation titled "Rapidly Rotating Bouncing Spheres in the Caterp...

Children play on a digital art installation titled "Rapidly Rotating Bouncing Spheres in the Caterpillar House", at the newly-opened "teamLab Massless" museum in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. The "teamLab Massless" by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab created the digital art museum showcasing various interactive artworks inside a shopping mall in the capital city of Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

              Stray dogs sleep under the benches at the Fort Kochi beach on the Arabian Sea coast in Kochi, India, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
            
              South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, third from right, and volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes throw their hats in the air during a Christmas charity event before they deliver gifts for the underprivileged in Seoul. South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
            
              A man pulls a cloth to cover up the face of an elderly woman whose vitals flatlined as emotional relatives gather silently around her for a final farewell before her body is taken away at the emergency department of the Langfang No. 4 People's Hospital in Bazhou city in northern China's Hebei province on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. As China grapples with its first-ever wave of COVID mass infections, emergency wards in the towns and cities to Beijing's southwest are overwhelmed. Intensive care units are turning away ambulances, residents are driving sick relatives from hospital to hospital, and patients are lying on floors for a lack of space. (AP Photo)
            
              Inbound travelers wait for hours to board buses to leave for quarantine hotels and facilities from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport in southern China's Guangdong province on Dec. 25 2022. China will drop a COVID-19 quarantine requirement for passengers arriving from abroad starting Jan. 8, the National Health Commission announced Monday, Dec, 26, 2022 in the latest easing of the country's once-strict virus-control measures. (AP Photo/Emily Wang Fujiyama)
            
              Indonesian soldiers help ethnic Rohingya women and children to step out of a military truck upon arrival at a temporary shelter after their boat landed in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. A second group in two days of weak and exhausted Rohingya Muslims landed on a beach in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Monday after weeks at sea, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Mirza)
            
              Primary students queue up to receive a free meal given as apart of a feeding program at the Dalukana Primary School in Dimbulagala, about 200 kilometres north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              Commuters drive through dense on a cold morning in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
            
              A child is silhouetted as he walks through a digital art installation titled "Resonating Microcosms, Solidified Light Color", at the newly opened "teamLab Massless" museum in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. The "teamLab Massless" by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab created the digital art museum showcasing various interactive artworks inside a shopping mall in the capital city of Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Children play on a digital art installation titled "Rapidly Rotating Bouncing Spheres in the Caterpillar House", at the newly-opened "teamLab Massless" museum in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. The "teamLab Massless" by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab created the digital art museum showcasing various interactive artworks inside a shopping mall in the capital city of Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Dec. 23-29, 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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AP Week in Pictures: Asia