Russian currency dropped to 100 roubles to the euro on Tuesday, after Russia’s central bank made a surprise move on Monday night to raise interest rates to 17%
A priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, on Tuesday. According to Georgia’s Defence Ministry, a joint company from the IV mechanized brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces is departing to Afghanistan to take over from another Georgian unit, as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), NATO military operation.
Labourers work on a bridge being built over the river Yamuna for metro rail in New Delhi on Friday. With growth struggling at 5.3% in the July-September quarter, it is likely to be some time before India recaptures the 8% growth levels needed for an expanding workforce
An Afghan man heads home, walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul on Monday.
Indian supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans as they listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (unseen) during an election campaign rally in Vijaypur.
Filipino typhoon victims walk among debris in the typhoon-hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Hagupit moved towards the Philippine capital Manila after killing at least eight people and displacing over 1m in the eastern and central provinces.
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Demonstrators march through the Wynwood neighbourhood to protest against police abuse, in Miami, Florida. The protest was one of many that have taken place nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.
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Farmer Tan Yong ties up his homemade submarine after a dive on Danjiangkou reservoir, in China’s central Hubei province. The farmer bolted together his 2-tonne craft in just 9 months and has steered it down to depths of 8 metres
A demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston
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Men play cricket in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata, India on Friday