AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

February 1, 2019
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In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, Chinese travelers wait for their trains at a railway station in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. The world's largest annual migration has began in China with millions of Chinese are traveling to their hometowns to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 5 this year which marks the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

The world’s largest annual migration is taking place in China as millions of people travel home to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, people in Bangkok wore masks to filter out air pollution, which forced schools to close temporarily.

Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was welcomed at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur after replacing a sultan who abdicated the throne unexpectedly.

The Kumbh Mela bathing ritual is taking place in Prayagraj, India. Hindus believe bathing in the confluence of rivers cleanses them of their sins and ends their process of reincarnation.


This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo.


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