AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

Here are the highlights from the weekly AP photo report from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan — a selection of news, photo essays and daily life photos from the region you might have missed.

This week’s gallery features our coverage of big news across the region, including a massive suicide bombing in the Pakistani city of Lahore that targeted Christians celebrating Easter, and the hijacking of an Egypt Air domestic flight, which was forced to land in Cyprus.

In the Palestinian territories, people marked the 40th anniversary of Land Day in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. In Egypt, work continued in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to find out what lies in the recently discovered hidden chambers behind King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Preparations for this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix were under way in Bahrain.

This gallery also features photo-essays by AP photographers on the spread of hunger in Yemen and Syrian refugee child-beggars on the streets of Beirut.


This gallery contains photos published March 26-April 1, 2016.

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This gallery was curated by photographer Mosa’ab Elshamy. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosaaberizing

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