Performers wearing traditional clothes take pictures of themselves as they wait for delegations to arrive for traditional nomadic Naadam festival performance during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit just outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Friday
A woman checks uniforms of honour guards before a welcoming ceremony for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Genghis Square in central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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US Secretary of State John Kerry reacts after shooting a bow and arrow as he participates in a Naadam ceremony, a competition which traditionally includes horse racing, Mongolian wrestling and archery, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
A woman adjusts the hat of a member of the honour guards before a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Germany’s President Joachim Gauck outside the national parliament building at Sukhbaatar square, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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Traditional Mongolian wrestlers practice in a Soviet-era gymnasium on Friday in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Two members of the Mission Manduhai, a Mongolian circus group that raises awareness of domestic violence, practise in a gym in Darkhan, Mongolia. The group was founded by a former Mongolian gymnast, herself a victim of domestic abuse, who brought three US students and six young performers from Shonkhoodoi Circus in Darkhan to travel round Mongolia giving free circus performances
Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping waves after she gets out from the re-entry capsule of China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returning to earth at its main landing site in Inner Mongolia, north China. Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down after a successful 15-day mission in which they docked with a manned space laboratory.