John Baxter riding Monarch the horse and Gemma Williamson in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh ahead of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. One of the largest rides in Scotland, and a spectacle of historical significance, the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, expects to attract up to 20,000 spectators this weekend
Vietnamese female commissioned officers of the signal force march during a parade marking their 70th National Day at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi, Vietnam
A Ukrainian armed forces military unit marches at Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine, on Monday, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day
Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.
An Iranian clergyman chants slogan in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) St. in Tehran, Iran, Friday
Kenyan anti-gay activists led by church leaders and mempers of parliament shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court during an anti-gay demonstation in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Monday
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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday
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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles) north of Myanmar’s main city on Tuesday. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan
Jordanian protesters hold up pictures of the country’s King Abdullah and pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, as they chant slogans during a march after Friday prayers in downtown Amman. Thousands of Jordanians gathered to show their loyalty to the king and to show solidarity with the family of the pilot, Muath al-Kasasbeh, who was killed by Isis.
Afghan National Army soldiers perform during their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan
Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.
Troops of the Interior Ministry march in a parade during a ceremony marking Iraqi Police Day’s 93rd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad on Thursday
Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco on Thursday
Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday
Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday
A far-right protester holds a flare during the annual far-right rally, which coincides with Poland’s National Independence Day in Warsaw on Tuesday
People of pro-government groups, with Russian flags, dance marching through downtown Moscow to mark People’s Unity Day, a public holiday, in Russia, on Tuesday
Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Sufi cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek party, help a fellow supporter who is injured, during the Revolution March in Islamabad on Monday
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A woman with a sticker on her head bearing the slogan “Bring back our girls” marches for the release of the more than 200 abducted Chibok school girls in Lagos on Thursday, during a demonstration by civil society groups and celebrities of the film and entertainment industries to press for the girls’ release, seven weeks after their abduction by Islamist militant group Boko Haram
A child leans against a window as he looks at Ukrainian miners marching in support of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Lenin square, Donetsk, Ukraine