A French-Syrian archaeological mission discovers decorated human skulls dating back to 9,500 years ago near Damascus.
UK police launch a major nationwide crackdown on illegal cannabis "factories".
Communist protesters invade Russia's finance ministry building in Moscow.
In India, Hindus are observing the nine-day long Navratri festival, or festival of nine nights, dedicated to the three main Hindu goddesses - Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
An Iraqi mother and her children, displaced by sectarian violence, in their makeshift tent home in the capital Baghdad.
An armoured UN medical vehicle passes houses in the southern Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil, destroyed by Israeli forces in the recent conflict.
Workers hang Lorette with Coffee Cup, by French impressionist Henri Matisse, in Hong Kong's Museum of Art.
Thatcher - The Musical, telling the story of the rise and fall of the UK's first female prime minister, opens in northern England.