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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

January 31, 2020 GMT
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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, a doctor attends to a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, a doctor attends to a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

A new virus has sickened thousands of people. Public attractions in China have closed and transportation has been shut down in the central region where the illnesses have been concentrated as China’s government tries to contain the spread of the illness.

In other images from the Asia Pacific region this week, people seeking masks to wear as protection against the virus left supplies short around Asia.

India celebrated Republic Day while Australia marked Australia Day.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer and American CiCi Bellis were among players on court at the Australian Open.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok.

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