Muslims across Asia started observing the fasting month of Ramadan, when the faithful abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until dusk. Most Muslims break their fast like the Prophet Muhammad did some 1,400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset.
With the cityscape of Malaysia's capital beneath him, a tourist posed for photos in the observatory sky box at the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
A worker demonstrated target feeding of Japanese Sea Nettle, a type of jellyfish, in Singapore, while a boy in Tokyo cycled past a wall of mock-up mobile phones.
In Thailand, Buddhist monks lined up to receive offerings during the 70th anniversary celebrations of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne, while in Beijing an animal rights advocate held a rescued dog during a demonstration against an annual dog meat festival in southern China.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadoff in Bangkok.