Indian women labourers push a steamroller at a construction site in Kolkata, as the world prepares to mark International Women's Day on Thursday.
A woman watches three young men stride past on strap-on leg springs in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
A family rides past a razor wire fence on a motorbike in Pattani, as violence in southern Thailand's restive provinces escalates.
A Pakistani shopkeeper displays an M-16 and other guns in the Darra Adamkhel tribal area near the border with Afghanistan.
An exhibitor sits in a booth at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, attended by more than 2,000 designers.
Iraqi women on a pilgrimage to Karbala pull a small child in a plastic box along a road in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.