A woman in Islamabad, Pakistan, takes her child to a health worker to be vaccinated against polio. More than a dozen polio vaccine workers have been killed by militants in the past year in the country. They claim the workers are spies and the vaccination is intended to make Muslim children sterile.
Street barber Daniel Rahmat, 12, waits for customers on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
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A boy walks past military police standing guard outside the seafront Windsor Barra hotel before the start of an auction of one of the world’s biggest offshore oil finds on Monday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protesters are demonstrating outside the hotel against the participation of foreign oil companies in the sale of the country’s Libra offshore oilfield, which holds between 8bn and 12bn barrels of oil.
A Roma child is carried by its mother in the Roma area of Tinca village. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities in Lyon, France, will be opened in the village.
An Afghan refugee child sits on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts more than 1.6m registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency, Thousands of refugees still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.
A child sleeps on the back of her mother as she sells fruit in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal’s capital Kathmandu Read more
A child poses with a plastic toy gun in front of a stall as families shop at a market in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
A boy aims his toy gun as he sits with members of the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zor
Dany, a 14-year-old fighter, whom activists say is the youngest member of the Khadraa brigade operating under the Free Syrian Army, chats with his fellow fighters in Deir al-Zor
A teacher helps her student put on a face mask at a school in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The Malaysian capital remains shrouded in haze, as the environmental crisis continues after a week of thick hazardous smog covered the country and its neighbour Singapore