Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown Bangkok. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.
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Satirical artist Kaya Mar carries one of his paintings depicting Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, through Westminster. Separate meetings of the London and Edinburgh cabinets will take place on Monday in Aberdeen
A supporter of Narendra Modi, Gujarat’s chief minister and the prime ministerial candidate for India‘s main opposition Bharatiya Janata party, at a rally addressed by Mr Modi in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad ahead of the 2014 general elections
Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, arrives with her husband Charlie for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London. Eight defendants are on trial in the case, including former News of the World editors Mrs Brooks and Andy Coulson. They all deny the charges, which arise from the scandal that shut the News of the World in July 2011.
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, at the Senate House, London, on Friday morning, where he set out his view on the UK economy
A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C.
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Ukrainian police officers stand in line during protests in Kiev. Ukrainian pro-Europe demonstrators vowed to stay on the streets and continue their blockade of government buildings, despite a police threat to enforce a court order that the protesters disperse.
People show their voter ID cards at a polling station in Seelampur, east Delhi, India. State assembly elections were held in the Indian capital, regarded as a test for general elections scheduled for 2014.
A protester blows a whistle as she joins an anti-government rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s prime minister, called for an end to the protests against a proposed political amnesty bill, which she believes could solve Thailand’s longstanding divisions
Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan.
French interior minister Manuel Valls speaks to the press as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris after the weekly cabinet meeting.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to receive the Sakharov EU human uights prize she won in 1990 at the height of the military crackdown in Myanmar
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Joe Biden, US vice-president, greets Environmental Protection Agency workers with muffins as they return to work after 16 days of a US government shutdown at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building in Washington.
François Hollande, French president, introduces his delegation to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during a summit between the two leaders in Pretoria. France has agreed to lend €100m to South African state power utility Eskom to help it finance solar power projects in Africa’s largest economy, according to a communiqué. The deal will be signed as a part of the summit.
Thousands of people line up for charity packages being given out by the Filipino sect Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in Manila as they hold an evangelical event in five areas in the city. The event attracted more than 1m people and brought Manila to a standstill. The sect of about 3m is dwarfed by the number of Roman Catholics but is known for the unity and discipline its followers show to their leaders. Its members vote as a bloc which gives them political weight.
A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, delivers a speech on Wednesday on the third day of the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK.