1 of 12 An Indian child wears a mask during an anti-tobacco march in Calcutta for World No Tobacco Day.
2 of 12 An elderly Afghan man begs in a street in the capital Kabul.
3 of 12 A giant football, placed to look as if it has fallen on a car, at a Bangkok display promoting the Euro2004 football championship.
4 of 12 A Japanese man rests on a bench during a lunch break in Tokyo's park.
5 of 12 In Bavaria, Germany, dancers dressed as birds call for good crops as they perform in rural areas for Pentecost - a tradition dating back to pagan times.
6 of 12 An Iraqi man tries to sell second-hand clothing at a market in Baghdad.
7 of 12 UK Conservative Party activists wear Chancellor Gordon Brown masks as they try to deliver oysters for PM Tony Blair to mark the 10th anniversary of their supposed Labour leadership pact sealed at a restaurant.
8 of 12 A yacht sets off from Plymouth in the UK at the start of the Transat single-handed race across the North Atlantic to Boston.
9 of 12 A member of the Save the Parrot organisation takes a blue-and-yellow macaw for a shower in the fountains in London's Trafalgar Square.
10 of 12 Flood victims in the Dominican town of Jimani work at a clothes donation centre.
11 of 12 Workers put the finishing touches to the 10-metre stainless steel Statue of World Peace in the French town of Grandcamp-Maisy.
12 of 12 Mexican mother Ines Ramirez Perez shows the knife she used to give herself an emergency Caesarean section - her son survived, and is now four years old.