Students takes pictures with their mobile phones as Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony to mark the start of the new school year at Ahmet Sani Gezici Girls’ Imam Hatip School in Istanbul, Turkey
A boy plays inside a Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40 plane turned into their kindergarten in the Georgian city of Rustavi, some 25 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi, on Monday. Local head teacher Gari Chapidze bought the old but fully functional Yak-40 from Georgian Airways and refurbished its interior with educational equipment, games and toys but left the cockpit instruments intact so they could be used as play tools
Students cast shadows as they play basketball at a playground at Dalu primary school in Gucheng township of Hefei, Anhui province, China.
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A child goes through his school book at a government-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India on Monday
School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday.
A boy skips at a school in Yemen’s capital Sanaa sheltering people after the conflict forced them to flee their areas from the Houthi-controled northern province of Saada on Tuesday
An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday
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A pupil embraces US First Lady Michelle Obama before an event at the Mulberry School for Girls in London, part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative.
School students attend a yoga workshop conducted by teachers from the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Institute at the FD Higher Secondary School in Ahmedabad, India.
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Elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they wait for a lesson to start at Midong Elementary School on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea
British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, talks with pupils during a general election campaign visit to the Kings Leadership Academy in Warrington, northwest England
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.
Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the city of Ahmedabad, west India
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
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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