Lava burns vegetation as it spills out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
A Sri Lankan woman offers Buddhist moon-day rituals at a temple in Kelaniya, a suburb of Colombo.
Handlers exercise their animals on a Dubai camel track in front of the building site of what is expected to be the world's tallest tower when completed.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem burn bread and other leavened goods in preparation for the Passover holiday.
An Afghan woman walks over a foot bridge on her way to home near Sinan village in south-eastern Zabul province.
An East Timorese boy holds on to a poster of presidential candidate Ramos Horta during campaigning for next week's vote.
An Afghan police officer destroys opium poppies during a poppy eradication campaign in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul.
Kuwait's new education minister is welcomed by a member of parliament after taking the oath amid protests by some Islamist MPs that she was not covering her head.
Irish fans take in the atmosphere during New Zealand's World Cup Cricket Super Eight match against Bangladesh in Antigua.