Ap Week In Pictures: Asia

Thai hostages who were freed from Hamas wave from a bus after arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakarn Province, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Twenty-three Thai hostages kidnapped by Hamas in its Oct. 7, 2023 attack on southern Israel have been freed so far, and Thailand's foreign ministry says nine remain in captivity in Gaza. There were about 30,000 Thai overseas workers in Israel, mostly in the agricultural sector, but more than 8,000 have returned home since the attack. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai hostages who were freed from Hamas wave from a bus after arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakarn Province, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Twenty-three Thai hostages kidnapped by Hamas in its Oct. 7, 2023 attack on southern Israel have been freed so far, and Thailand's foreign ministry says nine remain in captivity in Gaza. There were about 30,000 Thai overseas workers in Israel, mostly in the agricultural sector, but more than 8,000 have returned home since the attack. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Nov. 24-30, 2023

Sikhs lit candles to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, at the illuminated Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India. A pro-democracy activist known as Grandma Wong protested outside a Hong Kong court hearing the trial of 47 pro-democracy figures. Figure skaters competed during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Kadoma, Japan. Buddhists made kimchi in Seoul, South Korea, to be donated to people who need it during the winter. Ambulances in Silkyara, India, carry rescued construction workers away from the collapsed tunnel where they were trapped for several days.

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images in Asia made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.

The selection was curated by AP photo editor Hiro Komae in Tokyo.

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