A 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 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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