A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk
A Syrian woman and two children walk past heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the northern city of Aleppo
A vehicle sits on a pile of debris, the result of one of a series of tornados that tore across the American Midwest on Sunday, killing at least five people, injuring about 40 and flattening large parts of the city of Washington, Illinois
A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on Monday. The US, Australia and the UN have begun sending emergency aid to the affected area
Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports.
A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.