Chinese artist Wang Qingsong sits in a window display inspired by a global appetite for shopping, in Selfridges on Oxford Street, London.
Freezing weather continues to affect much of central and eastern Europe, including Moscow, where St Basil's Cathedral is seen through an iced-up window.
Rhys Jones, 19, of Hampshire in the UK, stands atop Mount Vinson in Antarctica, the youngest person to scale the 4,876m (16,000ft) peak. He has just returned home.
Rescuers pull a survivor from the wreckage of a four-storey building that collapsed on Monday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne and pictured on army exercise, has announced he is to join the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry.
An enthusiastic Palestinian votes at a polling station in Gaza City.
In South Africa a bush fire rages out of control on Cape Town's landmark Table Mountain.
The Islamic resistance movement Hamas crowned its first parliamentary election campaign with a shock defeat over mainstream rivals Fatah.
Residents of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, have been queuing for bottled gas since supplies from Russia failed.
Two Ukrainian air force officers walk away from their Tupolev Tu-22M-3, "Backfire", which has been permanently decommissioned.