A woman adjusts the hat of a member of the honour guards before a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Germany’s President Joachim Gauck outside the national parliament building at Sukhbaatar square, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Pale light hangs in a pine forest during a rainy autumn morning
A man flies a kite on the Bund while buildings of Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China.
Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21.
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A Palestinian student from Hebron University sets himself on fire while throwing a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers and border police, Hebron, Gaza
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A young Indian child dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India
A Mapuche Indian activist prepares to throw a stone at a riot police vehicle during a protest march by Mapuche Indian activists against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago, Chile.
Hindu devotees pray in a holy pond on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called Shraadh or Pitru Paksha.
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Indian voters queue to cast their ballots at a voting centre in the village of Banbira in Samstipur district, India
A shoe seller waits for customers at a market in Bogor, Indonesia
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People release 88 doves as political leaders and families of victims of the Bali bombings gathered on Sydney’s Coogee Beach to mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed 88 Australians.
A passenger climbs through the window of an overcrowded bus as limited public transportation operates in the city during the ongoing fuel crisis in Kathmandu
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An Emirati man walks down stairs in Masdar City, on the outskirts of the rich Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Masdar City is a high-density, pedestrian-friendly development where current and future renewable energy and clean technologies are showcased, marketed, researched, developed, tested and implemented.
A man opens a drink to a child as they stand before a display board at the entrance to a park in Beijing
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Two cows stand in a field as smoke from a bushfire billows past Benloch, Victoria, near Melbourne, Australia. Victorian fire crews have been battling to contain a blaze that started in Cobaw. Despite a cool change yesterday, over a hundred homes are still under threat and one man has been reported missing.
Lorries cross a bridge shrouded in haze in Klang, Malaysia, on Wednesday. The thick so-called “haze,” caused by slash-and-burn clearances on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, has pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in Malaysia and neighboring Singapore.
Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province.
A member of staff cleans the red carpet at the Hyderabad House of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a group picture after the third Indian-German intergovernmental consultations in New Delhi, India.
Cambodian protesters and rights activists gather in front of the National Assembly building with mock cardboard houses to mark the 30th World Habitat Day in Phnom Penh on Monday
An Israeli border policeman uses pepper spray on a Palestinian man during clashes near the Arab East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz, on Friday