History buffs re-enact the 170th anniversary of the assault on the Alamo near San Antonio in Texas.
Indian Presidential Guards arrive at the Presidential Palace for a ceremonial reception for Australian leader John Howard.
Kenyans march in favour of press freedom, following recent government-backed raids on a newspaper and TV office.
Thousands of Japanese attend a rally in Tokyo in protest at plans to allow women to ascend to the imperial throne.
A number of people have been killed after twin bomb blasts in the northern Indian pilgrimage city of Varanasi.
An Indian Hindu priest offers morning prayers beside the Ganges river in the bomb-hit holy city of Varanasi.
An armed man took 21 students hostage at a school in Sable-sur-Sarthe in western France.
Special agents negotiated with the man, who used to work at the school and was reportedly angry at being unemployed.
Exiled Tibetans attend the commemoration in Dharamsala, India, of the 47th anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.
A US Abrams battle tank burns after an explosion east of Baghdad.