A man watches a patrol by US soldiers in Khost province, Afghanistan.
In Katmandu, Nepal, Tibetan nuns flee from pursuing police officers during a demonstration against Chinese rule in Tibet.
Members of the Strange Fruit arts group sway on top of 5 metre (16.5ft) poles in the forecourt of Sydney Opera House.
Dovale, a 12-year-old male giraffe, gets a manicure from safari park workers in a park near Tel Aviv, Israel.
Druze men take to the streets for a rally to mark Syrian independence day in the Israeli-occupied, Golan Heights village of Majdal Shams.
At the Palladium Theatre in London, placards are placed on seats during preparations for televisionís Bafta awards.