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May 17-23, 2024

Taiwan’s new President Lai Ching-te and former President Tsai Ing-wen wave during Lai’s inauguration ceremonies in Taipei. A Shiite Muslim weeps as they hold photos of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and others leaders during a vigil in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. People release lanterns during the celebration of Vesak, which marks the day of Buddha’s birth, death and enlightenment, at the 9th-century Borobudur Temple in Indonesia.

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

This selection was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.

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