A boy plays in the rubble near a bombed building in Baghdad, where his family has made their home. He is one of millions of internally displaced people in Iraq.
On the fifth anniversary of the start of the US-led war in Iraq, protesters have been joining peace marches in US cities.
In the West Bank village of Deirat, a Palestinian man argues with an Israeli army soldier as his home is demolished.
Gurkha soldiers campaigning for greater pension and retirement rights took their protest to parliament in London.
The city of Valencia, Spain, celebrates the annual "Fallas" festival, on the feast of Saint Joseph.
Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura with the popular manga (or cartoon) character Doraemon, who is to be the main promoter of Japanese pop culture to the world.
Much-needed rice from Vietnam arrives in the Philippines, amid surging prices and tight stocks worldwide.
Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party candidate Ma Ying-jeou speaks to supporters during a rally ahead of Saturday's presidential election.
A Tibetan monk in Nepal protests against China's crackdown against Tibet.