An Iraqi girl joins tens of thousands of pilgrims converging on one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines, the Kadhimiya mosque, amid a huge security operation.
German travellers have been left stranded by an early morning strike by train drivers targeting local suburban services in the capital, Berlin, and Hamburg.
Kashmiri women shout anti-Indian slogans during a protest against the arrest of a girl by paramilitary forces during a raid in Maloora, near Srinagar.
A Palestinian man looks on as an Israeli soldier welds shut his shop in the West Bank city of Hebron. The shops were closed because they are adjacent to the homes of Jewish settlers.
Giant jelly-fish-shaped balloons float above the sea near Singapore to celebrate the anniversary of the island's independence from Malaysia.
Milica, a five-week-old black panther cub, walks past her adopted mother, Kimba, at a Serbian zoo.
Tom Sietas of Germany celebrates breaking his own world record of 14 minutes 25 seconds for holding breath under water. He eventually managed to hold on for 15.02.
Chileans in the capital, Santiago, struggle with the first snow there for eight years. Seven municipalities experienced partial power cuts because of fallen electricty lines.
A monkey is carried to safety as South Asia wrestles with monsoon flooding on a huge scale. Some 28m people have been affected.