In Kabul a young boy argues with a policeman demanding that more relief aid be distributed. Afghanistan has been hit by some of the worst cold and snow for 15 years.
In Beijing, China a troupe of cheerleaders give their all, hoping to win the chance to join this year's Olympic ceremonies.
Novak Djokovic displays the athletic prowess which helped him beat Roger Federer to win a place in the Australian Open final.
Swapping handbag tips? Queen Rania of Jordan chats to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as they join a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov appears as Peter Pan, alongside supermodel Giselle as Wendy and Tina Fey as Tinkerbell in a recreation of the Disney film by Annie Leibovitz.
A man carries young girls through a crowd in Jerusalem. There were clashes after Israeli forces banned any men under 40 from attending Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque.
Two miners in Hirwaun, near Merthyr Tydfill, console each other after finishing their final shift at Tower Colliery as the last deep mine in Wales shuts