Turkana men herd cattle, sheep and goats, protecting their livestock from rivals in the dry Turkana region in the north of Kenya. The men are armed with clean, well-maintained rifles because of frequent feuding with other tribes. Livestock are at the centre of Turkana life
Members of German federal police Bundespolizei demonstrate their skills during a presentation of the new unit for arrests and securing evidence (BFE) in Ahrensfelde near Berlin, Germany on Wednesday
Soldiers patrol in the streets, in Brussels, on Tuesday as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level. Brussels began a fourth consecutive day in lockdown under a maximum terror alert
Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi flash their guns in the Dabab district in Taez province
An armed Yemeni man from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, monitors the area in Marib province, east of the capital, Sanaa, on Monday
Police officers patrol along a street in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Friday, ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama
An armed member of Houthi Group inspects the scene of a car bomb targeting a group of female mourners loyal to Shia Houthi Group in Sanaa, Yemen on Tuesday
An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium’s federal prosecutor office in Brussels on Friday. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight
An armed pro-Russian separatist stands next to an APC in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A heavily armed pro-Russian rebel mans a newly erected barricade on the airport road of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. More than 50 pro-Russian rebels were killed in an unprecedented assault by Ukrainian government forces, which raged into a second day on Tuesday after a newly-elected president vowed to crush the revolt in the east once and for all
Shanghai increases security around railway station areas on Wednesday, ahead of next week’s 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
An armed pro-Russian militant stands at a checkpoint near Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine.
East Timorese police officers take part in a drill to mark the 14th Anniversary of Timor-Leste National Police in Dili, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste.