A child is helped to disembark from Le Niamh (P52), a Roisin Class offshore patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service, at the Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday
A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni’iriya district in Baghdad on Monday
An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday
A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters
An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday
Pope Francis hugs a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday
A child looks on at an area affected by torrential rains in Peshawar, Pakistan. Rescue workers were scrambling to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings on Monday after heavy overnight rains and strong winds killed 44 people in north-western Pakistan
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A child experiencing shock is seen next to a Red Cross paramedic outside the jail during a clash of rival groups in the prison of Cancun, Mexico on Monday
A child of a party activist waits for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England
A child watches a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from behind soldiers of the Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion
A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sanaa based UN offices in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday
A boy from the slum jumps from one concrete drainage pipe to another along the bank of Bagmati River as he plays with his friends in Kathmandu on Tuesday
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A Palestinian child runs past a water tank that was destroyed in Israeli bombing during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.
A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a national campaign in Afghanistan on Monday. Nearly nine million children in the country are being immunised during the three-day programme.
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Children gather near their burnt home after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday. About 10,000 families were rendered homeless after 5,000 houses were razed by an overnight fire in Tondo district in the Philippine capital.
An Afghan refugee sitting on a wooden cart plays with his son on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
Afghan shoe-shine boy Sameiullah, 11, leaves his house for the Karta-e-Sakhi cemetery where he waits for customers daily, in Kabul
An Afghan refugee child sits at the doorway of a mud home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
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A rescued Indian child labourer on board a Patna-bound express train at a railway station in Secunderabad on Thursday. Children have been rescued from bangle-making factories and other workshops in Secunderabad’s twin city Hyderabad in the past 10 days and are being sent back home.
An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan