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A young boy plays amongst a destroyed banana plantation in Mele, outside the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila, after Cyclone Pam ripped through the island nation. Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of coordination, which it said cost precious time getting help to those in need, while warning food will run out in a week.
Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
A member of the Iraqi security forces stands between captured ammunition of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant being displayed in al-Alam Salahuddin province, Iraq on Tuesday
A priest in central Kiev sprinkles holy water on members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists before they depart to the frontline in eastern Ukraine. Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting in the east of Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire agreement with Russian-backed rebels, a Kiev military spokesman said on Tuesday.
An artist has his face painted to resemble the Hindu god Shasthappan, before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka
A Unicef photo shows three-year-old Rachel helping her father Ken as they clear away the debris at their house in Vanuatu. Whole villages have been blown away and homes have flattened after Cyclone Pam ripped through the Pacific Island nation.
Samuel and his father Phillip stand in the remains of their family home in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after tropical cyclone Pam devastated the islands of Vanuatu and Tuvalu in the South Pacific, with winds of more than 250 kph, heavy downpours and flooding.
A new South Korean military officer runs into an echelon as they attend a joint commissioning ceremony for 6,478 new officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong on Thursday
The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of Nasa, Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Elena Serova of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The crew are returning after almost six months on board the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 41 and 42.
A delegate takes a nap during the third plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
A member of the Iraqi government forces sits in an armed military vehicle on the outskirts of the northern city of Tikrit as they prepare to launch a military operation to take control of the city from Islamic State group fighters.
A BMX rider jumps over a nail plate at a ‘Osthafen’ bridge arch with the new headquarters of the European Central Bank and the skyline of Frankfurt in the background.