Patterns of people — performing yoga, bowing in prayer, standing at attention — grabbed the attention of AP photographers around Asia last week.
In India, Vietnam and elsewhere, millions bent their bodies into complex poses to mark International Yoga Day. Muslims, meanwhile, offered prayers on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Arriving in Beijing, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his hand to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping in front of the massive Great Hall of the People.
Members of the Philippine LGBT community carried a huge rainbow flag as they marched around a park in Manila.
North Korean men fish off a pier in in Wonsan, a city on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula that has been chosen to be developed into a summer destination for locals and tourists.
Hong Kong residents cooled off in a pool as summer temperatures soared.
Later in the week, markets in Asia and around the world tumbled on news that Britain had voted to leave the European Union.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadoff in Bangkok.