AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan 12, 2023, 3:44 AM | Updated: 6:01 pm
A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beiji...

A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

              An airplane prepares to land at Haneda Tokyo International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Tokyo as Mount Fuji is lit by the sunset sky in the background. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
            
              Italy's Martina Trevisan celebrates after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece in their semifinal match at the United Cup tennis event in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
            
              Serbia's Novak Djokovic stretches during his semifinal match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev at the Adelaide International Tennis tournament in Adelaide, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Kelly Barnes)
            
              Indonesia's Jonatan Christie plays a shot against Japan's Kenta Nishimoto during their men's singles match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask walks at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Japan and South Korea on Wednesday defended their border restrictions on travelers from China, with Tokyo criticizing China's move to suspend issuing new visas in both countries as a step unrelated to virus measures. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Participants cast lines through holes drilled in the surface of a frozen river during a trout catching contest in Hwacheon, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. The contest is part of an annual ice festival which draws over one million visitors every year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A Kashmiri man sips a cold drink sitting on a pedestrian bridge at a snow covered field in Gulmarg, northwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Gulmarg which means meadow of flowers, was transformed into a resort by the British nearly a century ago. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
            
              A tear drops from a devotee as she attends the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which was held on Jan. 9 drew massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A man covers himself with a blanket and rides on a horse cart on a cold and foggy morning in Jammu, India, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
            
              Members of a traditional firefighting preservation group perform ladder stunts during the annual New Year's Fire Brigade Review Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              A worker cleans a Buddha statue in preparation for the Lunar New Year celebrations at Satya Buddha Temple in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan, 12, 2023. People of Chinese descent in the world's most populous Muslim country are preparing to celebrate the lunar New Year Year of the Rabbit on Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
            
              A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Jan. 6-12, 2023

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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