Bolivians in five states have been protesting about the president's plans to redistribute natural gas revenues.
A fire broke out at Egypt's upper house of parliament. A number of people needed hospital treatment for smoke inhalation.
Chinese musicians perform on drums during their women's water polo semi-final match of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games.
Nepalese photojournalists and photographers wear camera-shaped masks during a rally marking the 169th World Photography Day in Kathmandu.
A Georgian soldier phones home from inside an ambulance after having being freed by Russian forces during a prisoners exchange near Tbilisi, the Georgian capital.
An Indian Zoroastrian or Parsi girl kisses her brother as they stand in front of figures of "knights" or guardians of a fire temple on the occasion of Navroze - the Parsi New Year in Mumbai.
Youth from Kalimantan province perform during a celebration in Jakarta to mark Indonesia's 63rd anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule.
An Ossetian protester holds a poster parodying US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a rally outside Nato headquarters in Brussels.