A gasoline smuggler waits for clients in Paraguachon, Venezuela. Authorities are trying to stop cheap fuel being smuggled into Colombia and sold at a profit.
The sails of the Melin Llynnon windmill in North Wales are lashed down ahead of predicted gale force winds.
A migrant rests on the dock after he and 59 others arrive by boat in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Masked Palestinian militants from Hamas march with a mock coffin during a rally by the group in Burei, Gaza.
Balinese security guards patrol an empty street in Denpasar, Indonesia, during Nyepi - the annual day of silence with which Balinese Hindus welcome the new year.
A Chinese worker cycles through Chuansha, in Shanghai's Pudong district. The town is expected to be the site of a large new Disney theme park.
An employee of Sotheby's in London displays a flawless 72.22 carat diamond. It is expected to fetch $10-13m (£5-6.5m) at an auction in Hong Kong next month.
An Afghan vegetable vendor sorts his produce before heading to market in Kabul.
Protesters in Manila burn an effigy of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo to demand her resignation and call for higher wages and improved working conditions.