An Israeli soldier mans the Harawa checkpoint in the West Bank as Israeli and Palestinian leaders reported progress in peace talks.
Indian cricketers pose with turbans, before a one-day international against Australia.
A portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung is seen at a festival coinciding with the two Koreas summit in Pyongyang.
A day before World Animal Day, a baby mandrill monkey is pictured at Budapest Zoo.
Adults watch children play beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing, during the week-long holiday celebrating the 58th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
Muslims pray at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which has re-opened three months after a bloody crackdown.
Maman 1999, a nine-metre high sculpture of bronze, stainless steel and marble made by French-born Louise Bourgeois, appears to dwarf London's St Paul's Cathedral.
At Paris Fashion Week, a model presents an ensemble by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2008 Ready to Wear collection.
Swiss fencer Fabian Kauter, right, fights Hungary's Krisztian Kulcsar during their men's Epee event at the Fencing World Championship in St Petersburg.
A 70-metre long banner is laid out on Sydney's Bondi Beach by protesters against a proposed pulp mill on Australia's island state of Tasmania.