A Palestinian Hamas policeman reads a copy of the Al-Ayyam newspaper in Gaza City. The Palestinian daily, which is edited and printed in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has been allowed by Hamas to be distributed in the Gaza strip for the first time in seven years
An anti-government protester kisses a police officer during a rally inside the compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok on Friday
A policeman, centre, tries to stop Ukrainian protesters as they seize police headquarters in Lviv, western Ukraine. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralysed Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.
A traffic policeman signals to drivers during a smoggy day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. The second day of heavy smog forced the closure of schools and highways on Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
A Ukrainian opposition activist holds a riot policeman as protesters try to enter Kiev’s city council building on Wednesday. Several hundred people rallied to try to break a council hearing and demanded elections, claiming the session was illegal.
A policeman helps a resident away as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze.
An Afghan policeman on Tuesday talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in the attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in the city.
A North Korean traffic policeman stands at an intersection in Kaesong, North Korea.