Japanese honour guards hold their guns before a welcoming ceremony for Lithuanian defence minister Juozas Olekas at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Islamist fighters show off their weapons skills at a graduation ceremony at a military training camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. The fighters will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Read more
A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with two guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket on Friday. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
Visitors look at a display of Kalashnikov automatic rifles at the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, which runs from 10 to 13 October 2013
Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.
A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.
Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland in the US, leads a group of about 20 demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a “Toy Gun March” demonstration, organised by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington.
Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.
A Syrian refugee boy stands in front of a large Syrian opposition flag at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Thursday. Read more