A Chinese woman prepares to tuck into scorpions on a stick, on offer along with silkworms and seahorses at a street market in Beijing, where preparations are in full swing for next month's Olympics.
South Korean students in traditional school uniforms at a lecture in a centuries-old auditorium in Icheon, south of Seoul. The children are learning lessons on courtesy and virtue during their summer holidays.
The Philippines military drills at its headquarters in Manila after protesters announced plans to stage a huge rally during next week's state of the nation address by President Gloria Arroyo.
A mock croupier posing as World Trade Organisation director general Pascal Lamy takes part in a protest by Oxfam on the sidelines of trade talks at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.
A waxwork of the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir tours north Darfur, a week after the International Criminal Court called for his arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in the region.
A Bosniak woman prays at a memorial to victims of the Srebrenica massacre, as war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic - who is accused of organising the slaughter - fights extradition to The Hague.