Washermen clean clothes in the Gomti river in Lucknow, India.
A villager looks at Mount Merapi as it spews volcanic smoke in Kaliurang, Indonesia. The government was preparing a mass evacuation amid fears the mountain could blow.
An orangutan smuggled into Thailand awaits repatriation to a wildlife reserve in Indonesia after being rescued by authorities.
In Israel, a mother whose son was killed in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on Monday cries with her daughter-in-law, who is nine months' pregnant.
Six Taiwanese former "comfort women" - used as sexual slaves by the Japanese army in WWII - take part in a mock wedding organised by local support groups.
In the UK, sweat trickles down Prime Minister Tony Blair's face as he delivers a speech in London on the future of the health service.
A Sikh priest sits inside the Golden Temple at Amritsar in India. Sikhs are celebrating the 385th anniversary of the birth of the ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur.
A visitor to a museum devoted to the Chernobyl disaster in Kiev watches a film about the "liquidators" deployed to clean up the mess, nearly 20 years after the nuclear meltdown.