An Indian farmer holds paddy saplings on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India on Wednesday. The lower house of India’s parliament on Monday approved a bill that proposes to provide cheaper grain to more than 800 million people across the country. Read more
Municipal public school guard Yiorgos Avramidis, centre, from the town of Edessa in northern Greece, is comforted by colleagues in front of a police line guarding parliament in Athens.
Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gets an unopposed third reading by the Lords in central London on Monday. Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial Bill introducing it cleared the Lords today Read more
Members of the European parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg on Thursday.
An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against Mohamed Morsi, president of Egypt, in Tahrir Square, on Wednesday. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and the Islamist president, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expired at 14.30 GMT, the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Mr Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general Read more
A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. Read more
Protesters chant while carrying a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside parliament, after lawmakers voted to give themselves hefty salary increases on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more
A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers’ salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannon in attempts to disperse about 200 protesters.