A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he had seen since early December, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire.
A displaced camp near Mpoko airport on Wednesday in Bangui. Few people are going back home even as the situation grows less tense in the Central African capital.
Twenty Fifth Annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Toyota FT-1 is announced at the North American International Auto Show, at the Cobo Center. The North American International Auto Show is one of the largest car shows held each year in the United States, and opens to the public 18 January 2014.
The 3D custom-painted Toyota 86 by Artis company’s Takahiko Izawa is displayed at the Kuhl racing factory booth during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 exhibition at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba
A packed taxi drives past a French checkpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic on Monday. Over 1,600 French troops have been deployed to the country in an effort to put an end to sectarian violence. More than 600 people have been killed since Christian groups known as the Anti-Balaka – balaka means machete – launched a strike over Bangui last week before being pushed back.
People queue to receive aid near a camp for internally displaced persons in Bangui on Friday. Aid workers warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic capital as the UN said more than 600 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the past week and tens of thousands of residents desperate for protection have fled their homes.
A man gives information about ex-Séléka rebels to a French soldier in a Combattant neighborhood near Bangui’s airport. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.
The Porsche Macan Turbo makes an appearance at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. The show is open to the public from November 22 to December 1.
Spectators watch the second free practice at Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday.
A car is crushed under a fallen tree in Hornsey, north London, due to the storm affecting parts of the UK
Boys play on a burnt out car in Kabul, Afghanistan
A lonesome pedestrian walks along the quiet Des Voeux Road in Hong Kong’s Central business District. A category typhoon eight warning was in place as Typhoon Usagi swept by Hong Kong. Most businesses are closed if a category eight typhoon is in place.
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A vendor sells toy ducks from a car in Beijing, China, on Monday
Cars arrive at Sir Walters Scott’s Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders during the Bugatti International Rally. One hundred cars are taking part in the five-day rally that will cover 600 miles.
An Afghan family travels in the boot of a car on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday
A wild grey langur monkey scowls as it jumps on to a car at a rest stop on a road near Leela, in the state of Rajasthan, India.
Soe Than Win/AFP
A worker polishes a Ford car during an event by the US carmaker in Yangon. Ford announced plans on Tuesday to enter into the Myanmar market as US sanctions have eased following democratic reforms in 2012.