Tens of thousands of Muslims congregate around the Kaaba in the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the last week of the Ramadan holy month.
A huge advertising sign lies on the ground in Suao, Taiwan, having been knocked down by the strong winds of Typhoon Jaigmi. The storm killed at least two people as it battered the island.
South Korea's underwater demolition team are put through their paces in preparation for celebrations marking the annual Armed Forces Day on 1 October.
A Cambodian man races his buffalo during traditional celebration for the Pchum Ben [death] festival, when people pay their respects to their ancestors.
An Afghan boy counts his earnings as he waits for customers to buy Bollywood DVDs from his stall in the capital, Kabul.
Chinese people take advantage of a week-long National Day holiday to visit Tiananmen Gate, one of the country's most famous buildings.