Saudi men walk in Riyadh after a sand-storm hit the Gulf region with warnings of low visibility and threats to the oil industry.
Newly-weds Reem Abu Leila, 24, and her husband Haitham Attar, 26, enter his family's home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza.
Kashmiri Muslims have flocked to the Hazratbal shrine in the Indian city of Srinagar to mark the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad's birth.
A Buddhist worshipper prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing, on the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese troops.
Chinese delegates gather in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the National People's Congress.
Canada's Robbie Dixon speeds down the piste on his way to clock the second fastest time in downhill training at the Alpine ski men's World Cup finals in Sweden.
In Thailand, this giraffe makes shapes with his tongue at Bangkok's Dusit Zoo.
Controversial British MP George Galloway (left) donates cash to Hamas in Gaza City. He also hands over the keys to vehicles he brought with him in an aid convoy.