Bangladesh detained thousands in a crackdown on extremists, but the action drew widespread criticism because most detainees were accused only of petty crimes.
In other photos from around Asia last week, an 11-year-old Bangladeshi boy worked at a metal factory on World Day Against Child Labor. Indian Muslim students, meanwhile, practiced yoga ahead of International Yoga Day.
A motorist pushed his car through a flooded area as days of torrential rain in southern China killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands of residents.
Some Filipinos got a taste of the war against crime that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to wage when police rounded up children and drunk, shirtless men roaming metro Manila.
Holding up glow sticks in Singapore, people paid tribute to the victims of the mass shooting last week at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.
And in Beijing, a police officer directed traffic in the rain as dignitary's motorcade sped past.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadoff in Bangkok.