1 of 12 A chocolate replica of the King Tutankhamen's mask goes on display at the Chocolate Fair in Paris, where some 120 chocolate cooks and artists present their creations.
2 of 12 Poor people in Pakistan's city of Lahore have to make do with milk handed out to the needy to break their Ramadan fast.
3 of 12 In Iraq it is medals that are being handed out - 49 Medals of Valour and 124 Medals of Sacrifice are being awarded to Iraqi policemen and their relatives.
4 of 12 This Victoria Cross is the 'must have' item for medal collectors in London - the Commonwealth's highest award for valour, it is expected to fetch up to £180,000 in an upcoming auction.
5 of 12 Ice, ice baby - players for the San Antonio Spurs were presented with these rings before their season opener to mark their victory in the 2003 NBA Championship.
6 of 12 Rivers of blood - fishermen pull a dolphin into a boat - fishermen in the western Japanese town of Taiji regularly conduct dolphin hunts during the October to April season.
7 of 12 Animals are under threat in California too, where wildfires are continuing to ravage hundreds of thousands of acres
8 of 12 The most these two lion cubs have to cope with getting their best angle for their first public appearance - Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of their first lions in 22 years.
9 of 12 It looks like the days of the Ottoman Empire have returned in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where thousands turned out for a parade marking Republic Day.
10 of 12 Amid the jubilation at the safe return of 11 miners trapped in Russia's Zapadnaya coal mine, a relative and priests pause to pray for one who was not so lucky.
11 of 12 All eyes are on Prime Minister Mahathir in Malaysia as museum-goers visit an exhibition called 'A thousand faces of Dr Mahathir ' - Asia's longest serving leader is due to step down this week.
12 of 12 Engineers fix a reinforced carbon-carbon panel to the leading edge of the space shuttle Atlantis' wing - the shuttle is being readied for a mission in the latter part of 2004.