An Afghan honour guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan vice-president Mohammed Qasim Fahim outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Afghanistan’s influential vice-president, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country’s civil war, died on Sunday of natural causes. He was 57.
A member of the Swiss special police force stands on the roof of the Kongress Hotel next to the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. The world’s financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for the 2014 gathering of the World Economic Forum at the ski resort
Thai royal guards of honour march as part of a parade to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday, at Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand, on Thursday
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.