Indonesian lion dancers perform outside the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta, accusing Malaysia of "stealing" the tradition by promoting a similar dance as Malaysian.
A dog by the name of Ritchie models a diamond-studded collar worth £500,000 ($1.03m) at Harrods department store, London.
A newly-returned Iraqi refugee waits in a Baghdad hotel for financial assistance, after travelling from Syria on a convoy of buses bringing 385 Iraqi exiles home.
The Red Arrows, the British air force's aerobatic team, soars in Malaysian skies during the Langkawi International Air Show.
Pakistani lawyers protest in Lahore against the swearing in of President Pervez Musharraf for a second term, after he resigned as commander of the army on Wednesday.
Children play cricket on the banks of the River Tawi in Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir.
An elderly Palestinian man stands in front of a mural in the West Bank town of Jenin, two days after the launch of new peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A Father Christmas visiting from Finland appears with two local models at a Hong Kong shopping centre.