A shepherd tends his flock on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Museum-goers view a work called Stock Exchange of Vision, part of an exhibition staged by France's Centre Pompidou, at Shanghai Art Museum in China.
A homeless woman sits on a footpath in Paris as part of ongoing protest action against poor conditions in public housing organised by Right to Housing (DAL).
Brazilian traders are frantic in Sao Paolo where share prices opened lower following losses on global markets last week.
A Turkish soldier patrols in Sirnak province, after a Kurdish attack from Iraq in which 12 Turkish soldiers were killed.
South Korean Ahn Keum-chul waves goodbye to her daughter after a reunion for separated families at Diamond Mountain in North Korea.
Police officers on Capitol Hill arrest a demonstrator in military fatigues for blocking the entrance to an office building during an anti-war demonstration,
US First Lady Laura Bush joins breast cancer survivors at the Pink Majlis in Abu Dhabi as part of a week-long tour of the Middle East to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Escorted by police, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who is on bail from a six-year jail term for illegal arms possession, heads to a hearing at India's anti-terror court in Mumbai.
Students wear masks as protection against volcanic ashes as the government warns that one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes, Mount Kelud, is threatening to erupt.