Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.
A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.
Canada’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday. Vickers shot a gunman during an attack on the Parliament Buildings on Tuesday
Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.
Iraq’s new premier Haider al-Abadi sits during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq’s new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad
Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilisation.
Public sector workers and members of the Unison union gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts.
Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko