This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan in January 2023.
This month's selection shows scenes from across the region, including images of continued violence in the occupied West Bank, mosque bombing in Pakistan border town of Peshawar, migrating cranes in Israel, first sports car designed and assembled by Afghan engineers.
The gallery was curated by Oded Balilty, AP Chief photographer for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and Dusan Vranic, Deputy News Director for Photography for the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan.
Follow AP visual journalism:
AP Images on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Images
AP Images blog: https://apimagesblog.com