Cyclists Robert Bartko (R) and his teammate Iljo Keisse enjoy a victory beer in Munich after winning a six-day tournament.
An Indonesian man affected by a mud volcano, which erupted in May 2006 displacing tens of thousands of people, takes part in a protest in Jakarta demanding government compensation.
Supporters of the new president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, celebrate after his swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Male.
Buddhist monks in Nepal travel to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan (in white), believed to be the reincarnation of Buddha.
People in Japan continue to weather the economic storm, as share prices fall amid concerns over the weak global economy.
An Afghan labourer splits firewood in Kabul, where many face a daily struggle to ward off freezing temperatures as winter arrives.
A wooden sculpture by Arne Quinze is completed outside the Flemish Parliament in Brussels.
Priests stand by cases containing the remains of German soldiers from World War II during a burial ceremony in Cheb in the Czech Republic.
An exhibit of prisoner uniforms at the Laogai Museum in Washington DC. It is the first museum in the US to address human rights in China.