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Indian schoolchildren hold masks bearing the image of former Indian president A.P.J Kalam ahead of the first anniversary of his death during a remembrance event at a school in Chennai
Pupils practice yoga during a training session ahead of World Yoga Day in Agartala, India
Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection
Two Palestinian schoolboys walk past a graffiti painted on a wall of the United Nations school of Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs an autograph as pupils attempt a selfie upon Merkel’s arrival at Franzoesisches Gymnasium Berlin, Germany on Tuesday
Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne is pictured as he watches pupils during a netball lesson at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Garforth. Britain unleashed more austerity on Wednesday in its latest annual budget and cut its growth outlook, blaming the impact of global market turbulence rooted in China
An armed soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on Wednesday.
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.
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
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.