This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific.
The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.
A Kashmiri farmer extracts lotus stems from the polluted waters of Anchar lake on a cold day in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir,Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Kashmiri Lotus stem farmers extract lotus stems from November to March every year. Lotus stems are popularly consumed as vegetables in Kashmir. (AP PhotoMukhtar Khan)
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People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping arcade at the Asakusa district Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital confirmed more than 180 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. (AP PhotoEugene Hoshiko)
A driver wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus passes by a Christmas tree that is reflected on his window in Quezon city, Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Philippine Officials say about 60 million Filipinos are being targeted for vaccination against the coronavirus next year at a cost of more than 73 billion pesos ($1.4 billion) to develop considerable immunity among a majority of Filipinos. (AP PhotoAaron Favila)