Devotees return to central Dhaka after attending the final prayers of the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims congregated in Tongi, a township in the north of Bangladesh’s capital, as the first phase of this year’s Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest Muslim gatherings in the world, came to an end.
A policeman escorts a child and woman at the hostage situation at Port de Vincennes Paris, France.
A Molotov cocktail which was thrown by protesters explodes on a riot police armoured personnel carrier at a highway in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain. Several demonstrations calling for the release of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the al-Wefaq Islamic Society. Clashes with riot police took place across the country, local media reported. Ali Salman was arrested on December 28, 2014. Salman’s lawyer Abdulla al-Shamlawi told Reuters he had been formally charged by the public prosecutor with inciting a change of government by force, inciting hatred of a segment of society, inciting others to break the law and publicly insulting the Interior Ministry.
A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during ‘London Collections: Men’ in London. The four-day event showcases men’s fashion a month before London Fashion week
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India.
Armed police gather near the scene of a hostage situation in Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports, at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli.
A man jogs in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan on Friday
Boys play with a ball at sunset in Yansi village, Donhe township in the Naga self-administered zone in northwest Myanmar. The Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed, live on Myanmar’s mountainous frontier with India. About 120,000 people live in the Naga self-administered zone in Sagaing region where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing, for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths, although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca
A member of station staff at St Pancras International train station in London makes friends with a police sniffer dog. The UK has stepped up security in the wake of the massacre at the Paris headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine
A close up of a D.A.D. Mercedes-Benz decorated with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals is seen on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. It is priced at approximately 835,000 US Dollars.
A stray dog chases India’s Border Security Force ‘Daredevil’ motorcycle riders as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French forces swarmed this small industrial town on Friday in an operation to capture the two heavily armed suspects of the deadly storming of the satirical newspaper
A doorman wearing a top hat is seen opening the main entrance to the Bank of England in London. The pound dropped to a 17-month low against the dollar amid speculation Bank of England policy makers will keep interest rates at a record low throughout 2015.
A visitor poses as she views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St. Bartholomews Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. The new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and it’s people.
General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet and the Elysee Palace staff observe a minute of silence for victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France began a day of mourning for the journalists and police officers shot dead on Wednesday morning by black-hooded gunmen using Kalashnikov assault rifles. The slogan reads “I am Charlie”.
A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo late on Wednesday in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French weekly publication
Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas — the symbol of the pro-democracy movement — walk out of the legislative chamber as the consultation document is about to be presented in Hong Kong
Palestinian children look out through a hole covered with a blanket in their family house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the east of Gaza City. Heavy rains and near-freezing temperatures in the approaching storm threatened to deepen the misery in the Gaza Strip, where streets are still strewn with wreckage from a 50-day war with Israel last summer, thousands live in U.N. shelters and damaged homes and the power is on only six hours a day.
A man walks past Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Heavy snow across large parts of Turkey on January 6 snarled road and air traffic and led to school closures.