A Week in Pictures, Middle East

February 27, 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 Feb. 20-26, 2020.

This week’s selection includes the funeral of Egypt’s ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak; fighting in Syria; the coronavirus’ spread and elections in Iran; protests in Baghdad; Palestinians protesting against West Bank Jewish settlements; daily life in Gaza; Korean tourists leaving Israel and an Israeli elections campaign billboard.

The gallery was curated by AP Middle East Deputy News Director for Photography Dusan Vranic and photographer Oded Balilty.

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