AP Week in Pictures, Middle East
May 28, 2020 GMT

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 May 21-27, 2020.

This week’s selection from across the region includes scenes of tragic loss, a subdued holiday and sparks of hope — from a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people and brought shock and grief, to Israeli restaurants starting to reopen as pandemic restrictions ease, and millions remaining under strict stay-at-home orders during the Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The gallery was curated by photographer Maya Alleruzzo.

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