A worker sprays water over piles of coal in Indonesia, where disruptions to supplies have led to power cuts in some areas.
Milk is poured over a cobra in Allahabad, India, as part of the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, which honours snakes.
A woman prays at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, during pre-dawn ceremonies to mark the 63rd anniversary since the city was devastated by an atomic bomb.
US military personnel at Yongsan base in South Korea listen to a speech by President George W Bush, who is on a tour of the region.
Palestinian women in the West Bank town of Deir Estia celebrate the release of their relative from an Israeli jail as part of a prisoner exchange.
Workers install a section of ceiling at the Sheldonian Museum in Oxford. The ceiling, completed in 1670, has been undergoing restoration work.
Tired volunteers watch rehearsals for Olympic podium ceremonies, prior to the opening of the Games in Beijing on Friday.