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.
Theresa May, British home secretary, is photographed in front of pictures of her predecessors at the Home Office on Friday.
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Men and women on Thursday attend a meeting for new political party Movement for Change in Kabul. Hundreds of people gathered to discuss the presidential and parliamentary elections, due next April.
Delegates request a question during leader Ed Miliband’s Q & A session on the final day of the Labour party conference
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Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right) walks through the Hall of Honour with the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, on Parliament Hill, Ottowa, Canada.
Delegates walk past an anti-nuclear campaigner and his dog as they arrive for the second day of the Labour party annual conference in Brighton
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People walk by a puddle reflecting a giant election billboard featuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s famous diamond-shape hands in Berlin, Germany.
Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and deputy prime minister, arrives at the conference hall ahead of his keynote speech to delegates at the end of the Liberal Democrat Autumn Party conference in Glasgow
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Indian Muslims wear masks with a picture of Narendra Modi, Gujarat state chief minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, as a part of Modi’s birthday celebration outside a mosque in Mumbai
Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, speaks during a question and answer session at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday. Mr Clegg has denied any suggestions of a rift between him and Vince Cable, the business secretary, over the Liberal Democrats future economic policy.
A young boy holding an Independentist Catalan flag (Senyera) smiles as Catalans gather in a bid to create a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain, part of a campaign for independence from Spain during Catalonia National Day, or Diada, in Barcelona
Trade unionists parade during a demonstration on the first day of the Polish National Days of Protest in Warsaw, Poland
A vendor in Quezon city, Manila sells pig masks on Wednesday during an interfaith prayer vigil calling for the abolishment of the Priority Development Assistance Fund, also known as “pork barrel”, a discretionary fund in the Philippines available to members of Congress.
Members of the European Parliament vote during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France.
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John Kerry, US secretary of state, right, watches Britain’s foreign minister William Hague leave after a press conference on Syria at the foreign and commonwealth office in London.
An election campaign poster for German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen through a car window in Berlin. Germany goes to the polls for a general election on September 22.
Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Brazil’s minister of foreign affairs, walks to greet Japan‘s foreign minister Fumio Kishida before a meeting at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil