The new humanoid Japanese robot "Twendy-one" serves breakfast. Twendy-one has been developed for nursery and household assistance work.
Three Indian boys scavenge for reusable materials at a rubbish dump in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
A model of Santa is part covered in snow in the Thuringian Forest in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany.
A farmer in the West Bank releases a dove painted in the colours of the Palestinian flag, next to Israel's "security barrier" in the village of Jamala, near Jenin.
Doogie the Burmese cat - the inspiration behind the Litter Kwitter system, which claims to train cats in eight weeks to use a human toilet.
A dog barks at a chained bear at a kennel for breeding and training hunting and sled dogs in Belarus.
A Taiwanese tourist poses for photos at the northern Shihmen Dam, as authorities release water built up by heavy rains from Typhoon Mitag.
A boy transports residents through flooded streets in Jakarta Indonesia. Thousands of people were affected by the unusually high tide that flooded parts of the capital's north.
A necklace of diamonds and pearls that belonged to Marie Antoinette is displayed in Hong Kong. Valued at £400,000 ($828,000), it will be auctioned in London next month.