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This week in photos: The most stunning images from Asia

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific.

February 18, 2022 / 02:22 PM IST
Nepalese protesters opposing a proposed U.S. half billion dollars grant for Nepal clash with police outside the parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 16. The proposal was scheduled to be presented in the parliament on February 16 for approval but was postponed because of disagreement between the political parties. There has been growing opposition to the grant, mainly led by Communist parties. The money is meant to be used for the construction of power transmission lines and improvement of roads in the Himalayan nation, but the parties allege it comes with conditions that are not acceptable for the country. (Image: AP)
Nepalese protesters opposing a proposed U.S. half-billion dollars grant for Nepal clash with police outside the parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 16. The proposal was scheduled to be presented in the parliament on February 16 for approval but was postponed because of disagreement between the political parties. There has been growing opposition to the grant, mainly led by Communist parties. The money is meant to be used for the construction of power transmission lines and the improvement of roads in the Himalayan nation, but the parties allege it comes with conditions that are not acceptable for the country. (Image: AP)
Patients lie on hospital beds as they wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong, February 16. There was visible evidence that Hong Kong hospitals were becoming overwhelmed by the latest COVID surge, with patients on stretchers and in tents being seen to by medical personnel on Wednesday outside the Caritas hospital. (Image: AP)
Patients lie on hospital beds as they wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Hong Kong, February 16. There was visible evidence that Hong Kong hospitals were becoming overwhelmed by the latest COVID surge, with patients on stretchers and in tents being seen to by medical personnel on Wednesday outside the Caritas hospital. (Image: AP)
Indonesian Air Force's Jupiter Aerobatic Team takes part in an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow 2022 at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, February 15. (Image: AP)
Indonesian Air Force's Jupiter Aerobatic Team takes part in an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow 2022 at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, February 15. (Image: AP)
Residents tour the ice sculptures lit by colorful lights at the Longqingxia Ice and Snow Festival, during the Lantern Festival in Yanqing district of Beijing, February 15. Tuesday marks the Lantern Festival in China, the final day of the annual celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Image: AP)
Residents tour the ice sculptures lit by colorful lights at the Longqingxia Ice and Snow Festival, during the Lantern Festival in Yanqing district of Beijing, February 15. Tuesday marks the Lantern Festival in China, the final day of the annual celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Image: AP)
A decorated elephant waits to take part in a procession during Navam Perahera, an annual Buddhist temple festival, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 15. Buddhist monks, dancers, musicians and others participate in the festivities at famous Gangaramaya temple, one of the tourists attractions in Colombo. (Image: AP)
A decorated elephant waits to take part in a procession during Navam Perahera, an annual Buddhist temple festival, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 15. Buddhist monks, dancers, musicians and others participate in the festivities at famous Gangaramaya temple, one of the tourists attractions in Colombo. (Image: AP)
Journalists covering outside the 2022 Winter Olympics, visit the Forbidden City partially covered with snow during a media organized tour in Beijing, February 14. (Image: AP)
Journalists covering outside the 2022 Winter Olympics, visit the Forbidden City partially covered with snow during a media organized tour in Beijing, February 14. (Image: AP)
State school students attend during a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 75th anniversary Union Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, February 12. The occasion is celebrated for the date in 1947 when many of the country's ethnic groups signed an agreement to unify following decades of British colonial rule, but it was ineffective, and efforts at unity remain failed. (Image: AP)
State school students attend during a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 75th anniversary Union Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, February 12. The occasion is celebrated for the date in 1947 when many of the country's ethnic groups signed an agreement to unify following decades of British colonial rule, but it was ineffective, and efforts at unity remain failed. (Image: AP)
Security personnel look through an opening during an election rally addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of state elections in Kasganj, India, February 11. (Image: AP)
Security personnel look through an opening during an election rally addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of state elections in Kasganj, India, February 11. (Image: AP)
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