A couple on bicycles in Seoul, South Korea, wear masks as the city is covered with thick haze caused by yellow dust. The Seoul metropolitan government issued a dust warning, urging people to stay indoors.
An Afghan man heads home, walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul on Monday.
Buddhist monks and volunteers clean the 15m-high great Buddha statue during the annual Ominugui ceremony at Todaiji temple in the ancient capital of Nara, in western Japan. People visit the temple in the belief that a person who collects the dust during the ceremony will be trouble-free for a year.
An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India
Afghans protect themselves from dust in Kabul on Friday