AP Week in Pictures: Asia

by Joshua Brown

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

June 23-29, 2023

This collection of captivating images from Asia showcases significant events and moments captured by Big Big News during the past week.

Curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo, the selection offers a glimpse into various scenes across the continent.

  • A Muslim in Kathmandu, Nepal, engages in prayers during Eid-al-Adha at a mosque on Thursday, June 29, 2023. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP)

  • Roadside vendors shield themselves from the monsoon rain in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday, June 26, 2023. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP)

  • Against the backdrop of a scorching day in Beijing on Sunday, June 25, 2023, a girl runs alongside members of an honor guard during their march near the Forbidden City. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP)

In addition to these remarkable images, the AP Global Week in Pictures: June 24 – June 30 features noteworthy moments from around the world. The AP Week in Pictures series also highlights Europe and Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America.

Other notable photographs capturing the spirit of Eid al-Adha include Muslims offering prayers at the Jama Masjid or Mosque in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, June 29, 2023 (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP), and Muslims performing a morning prayer on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, also on Thursday, June 29, 2023 (Photo by Tatan Syuflana/AP).

As the 26th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China was commemorated, pedestrians passing through a footbridge were silhouetted against the Chinese and Hong Kong flags in Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (Photo by Louise Delmotte/AP)

Moreover, a man sits outside the glass cage of a Bengal Tiger at the national zoological garden in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, posing for a photo. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP)

Finally, a girl joyfully plays in a fountain at a shopping mall in Beijing on Friday, June 23, 2023, as authorities issue a rare red alert for high temperatures in parts of the capital. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Asia

What is “AP Week in Pictures: Asia”?

“AP Week in Pictures: Asia” is a curated collection of compelling images captured or published by Big Big News in the past week, highlighting significant events and moments across Asia.

Who curates the selection for “AP Week in Pictures: Asia”?

The selection is curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama based in Tokyo.

What kind of images can I expect to see in “AP Week in Pictures: Asia”?

“AP Week in Pictures: Asia” features a variety of images, including scenes from Eid al-Adha prayers, cultural celebrations, Chinese and Hong Kong flags, high temperatures, and other significant events in the region.

How often is “AP Week in Pictures: Asia” released?

“AP Week in Pictures: Asia” is released on a weekly basis, showcasing the most compelling images from the previous week in Asia.

Can I find images from other regions or continents in the “AP Week in Pictures” series?

Yes, AP also publishes “AP Week in Pictures” for other regions and continents, such as Europe and Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. These collections highlight notable images from those specific regions.

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NewsJunkie77 July 2, 2023 - 10:08 am

omg ap week in pics is my fav! i look forward to seein all dose amazin fotos from asia. dey r sooo captivating and tell a story in just one pic. shoutout to shuji kajiyama for curatin dem! gotta follow ap on insta and check out der twitter for more!

TravelBug23 July 2, 2023 - 12:47 pm

ap week in pics asia is a must-see! love how it captures the beauty, culture, and diversity of asia. the images make me feel like i’m right there experiencing it all. definitely gonna keep up with ap images on twitter and check out their blog for more awesome visuals!

PhotographyFanatic July 2, 2023 - 3:11 pm

ap week in pictures: asia is absolutely stunning! the photos transport me to different parts of asia, from the colorful celebrations to the serene moments of prayer. big props to shuji kajiyama for curating such a fantastic collection. can’t wait for the next installment!

PhotoLover123 July 2, 2023 - 8:38 pm

ap weak in pics asia is so cool! i luv seein all dem amazing fotos from across asia. it’s like takin a trip without leavin my house! gotta follow ap images on twitter and check out der blog too. dey got sum epic shots!

NatureLover12 July 8, 2023 - 12:16 pm

amazing pics from asia! kashmiri man in stream, woman protect from sun, kids messy in mud, and PSY performin in seoul. also, worrisome news bout far-right, anti-science, climate change, and whiskey taxes. AP visual journalism rocks!

JohnDoe23 July 8, 2023 - 1:27 pm

asia in pictures, cool fotos. kashmiri man find relief in stream, woman shield self from sun, children play in mud, PSY concert in seoul. othr news too like germn county elect far-right, anti-science & anti-media trend, farmworkers strss from climate change, distillers face tax & emissions. ap visual journalism good stuff!

Bookworm25 July 8, 2023 - 3:12 pm

luv seein asia in pics! so much diversity. guy in kashmir coolin off, woman clever shieldin from sun, kids havin fun in mud, and PSY rockin the stage in seoul. plus, interestin news abt far-right, anti-science, climate change, and distillers. gotta follow AP visual journalism!

PhotoEnthusiast July 8, 2023 - 3:29 pm

lovin these pics of asia! so vibrant & captivatin. kashmiri man in stream, woman protectin from sun, kids playin in mud, and PSY givin an epic performance. othr news also intriguin, from far-right to climate change impact. keep up the great work, AP visual journalism!

TravelBug87 July 9, 2023 - 12:30 am

pics from asia r awe-inspirin! guy coolin in stream, woman shade from sun, kids havin blast in mud, and PSY tearin it up in seoul. interestin news on far-right, anti-science, climate change, and whiskey biz. gotta follow AP visual journalism 4 more!


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