A campaign worker with a poster of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary polls on 26 March.
Marian Fritz, the "Crow Lady" of Vermont in the US, dresses up her plastic crows in St Patrick's Day gear to entertain commuters on nearby highway Route 2.
Su-27 fighters from the Russian Knights aerobatic team on show in China's Hunan province where on Friday they will fly through a hole in Tianmen Mountain.
'Spiderman' Alain Robert climbs a skyscraper in Bagnolet, east of Paris.
Top jockey Tony McCoy comes down to earth at the UK Cheltenham festival after his big win in Tuesday's Champion Hurdle, by falling from No Where to Hide in the Coral Cup.
Performers fly through the air at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. The games were opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
The world's first inflatable folly is displayed at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, England.
New employees of Japan's largest supermarket chain Ito Yokado learn how to guide blind, disabled or elderly customers during a week-long training scheme in Tokyo.
Women from Indonesia's elite presidential security squad perform a drill in Jakarta to mark the 60th anniversary of the squad's formation.