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Wheelchair-bound Palestinian student teacher Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, who said that he lost his both legs and his left arm in an Israeli air strike in 2008, gives a class at an elementary school in Gaza City on Wednesday. Al-Sawaferi, a father for two children, is due to hold a B.A in Islamic studies after finishing his last university semester in June this year
Pakistani Muslim students attend a religious madrassa to learn the Koran, in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday. Religious schools in Pakistan, most of them in mosques, are the only source of education for thousands of children
An electoral agent checks the voter roll at Kanyama constituency in Lusaka, Zambia, as Zambians cast their ballots for the presidential elections
Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician
French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week
Girls carry their school bags as they walk along a road while heading to their school after it reopened in Peshawar on Monday. Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month’s massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar.
Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at Ranrra school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday
Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar today. Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan
A Palestinian worker carries a hammer as he participates in efforts to clear the rubble of a school, that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday
A child sits among school students at an annual ceremony organised by Yemen’s Education Ministry in Sanaa. About 47 of the highest-scoring graduates from schools nationwide were given medals and cash by the government on Monday.
Ivorian schoolchildren wait in line to wash their hands in a primary school in Bouake. The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean health worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease
Indian schoolchildren perform yoga at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, India on Monday. Around 5,000 people including students, teachers and parents performed seven yogic postures, following a religious prayer for world peace
Cuban children practise during a training session at a circus school in Havana, located inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of the city
First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, Ukraine.