AP Week in Pictures, Middle East

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between Oct. 1-7, 2020.

This week’s selection includes scenes from across the region, where Shiites marked Arbaeen, or 40 days since the 7th-century death of Imam Hussein in the Battle of Karbala in modern day Iraq.

Lebanese mourners marked two months since a deadly Aug. 4 blast and Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank at a demonstration against Jewish settlements.

Israeli protesters clashed with police in Tel Aviv over new restrictions on protests during the countrywide coronavirus lockdown.

The gallery was curated by AP Middle East Deputy News Director for Photography & Storytelling Dusan Vranic and photographer Maya Alleruzzo.

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