A young Peking opera student performs at the first China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo.
An observation image from the Hubble telescope sheds light on the mass of a star previously believed to be amongst the heaviest in the Milky Way.
French football star Zinedine Zidane visits a school during a week-long tour of Algeria, at the invitation of the president.
A man in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, smokes as he rests on a sculpture honouring architect Vladimir Gorodetsky.
A mother and her children wait for a lift after going shopping in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
A stuntman dressed as comic book hero Spiderman leaps between two moving vehicles at a show in China.
A couple smoke from traditional water pipes on the 11th day of an open-ended protest against the government in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
A man pushes a boy on a makeshift raft along a flooded street in the town of Calapan in the Philippines after it was hit by Typhoon Utor.
An Indian woman in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) waits on a street with her child and a monkey trained to perform tricks for money.
An activist from environmental group, Greenpeace, is carried away by policemen in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.