Anti-government protesters wait for riot police between clashes in the debris-filled main street of Malkiya, Bahrain. Rubbish and oil smeared on the road are meant to deter police jeeps from entering the village, where shops were shuttered in observance of a general strike called by opposition groups in the run-up to Friday’s third anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf kingdom.
A woman cries after losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit.
Protesters pause during another day of anti-government protest in Kiev, Ukraine.
A firefighter looks on at the seniors residence Residence du Havre after a fire in L’Isle Verte, Quebec on Friday.
An artillery firing exercise is under way at a shooting range in Yeoncheon County, South Korea. South Korea’s Defence Ministry on Friday urged North Korea to prove sincerity through actions as an official response to an open letter from the North to the South calling for resolution and an end to intimidating military acts. Read more
This photo released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs shows Ukrainian riot police on fire after gasoline bombs were hurled by anti-government protesters during the clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine Read more
A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains Read more
Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on Tuesday.
Al Youm Al Saabi newspaper.Reuters
A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood makes the Rabaa four-fingered gesture in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo on Friday. The gesture has become a symbol of protest and refers to the clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp by security forces on August 14 last year that killed scores of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
A mother whose baby is missing cries near the site of a fire in Ambedkar Nagar slum in Mumbai, India. Read more