Monday, July 27
Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown sang at a packed concert in Manila, but wasn't allowed to leave the Philippines the following day because of a fraud complaint over a canceled concert last New Year's Eve. The three-day ordeal finally ended on Friday, when the 26-year-old R&B singer flew to Macau in his private jet for a nightclub performance.
In other images from across Asia last week, Indian opposition parties disrupted Parliament to demand the resignation of two key ruling party leaders for allegedly helping a former Indian cricket official facing investigation for financial irregularities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party denies any wrongdoing by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj or the top elected leader of Rajasthan state, Vasundhararaje Scindia. The scandal is the first to hit Modi's government since it came to power last year.
China's capital might seem an unlikely place to find American football, but interest among China's youth is growing, according to Shen Yu, marketing director for Great Stone Gridiron. The private football club was Beijing's first when it was founded three years ago. Around 500 children participate, including about 150 in tackle football programs.
After a prolonged dry spell, monsoon rains — crucial for India's agriculture industry — returned to Mumbai, bringing much-needed relief from the hot and humid weather to India's financial capital.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo.