In India, Hindu men perform morning prayers at the point where two rivers - the Ganges and the Yamuna - meet.
A portrait of Ingrid Betancourt - a kidnapped Colombian politician with French citizenship - hangs at Paris city hall entrance a week before the third anniversary of her capture.
Donning scarlet robes and horsehair wigs, judges in Hong Kong attend the ceremony marking the beginning of the legal year.
Building a new home, a man in Banda Aceh works on a site intended to re-house those affected by the tsunami.
Bright colours break through the dull winter weather in Vietnam where spring festivals are being celebrated across the north of the country.
Hunting supporters are riding out in England and Wales on the last day that hunting with dogs is legal.
Named after the round-the-world yachtswoman, baby hippo Ellen MacArthur makes her first public appearance at Edinburgh Zoo.