A schoolboy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014.
The bodyguard training school of former soldier Chen Yongqing in China
Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part in an earthquake drill in Manila on Friday, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippine island of Bohol.
A teacher adjusts the position of a student as a group of first graders practise at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, in China. The daily schedule for young gymnasts in the school includes literacy and general knowledge in the morning and athletic training in the afternoon.
A boy recites from a book during a lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad on Friday.
Pakistani girls attend class at a school in Mingora, a town in Swat valley, on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed to mark the anniversary.
A Palestinian child catches a quail snared in a net on the beach of Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip. Every September and October children erect silk nets along the Gaza coast to catch migratory birds, mainly quails, before they go to school.
Students shield themselves from the rain on the first day of the new school year at Nam Thanh Cong school, in Hanoi. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with about 22m children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break
A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The school was founded in 1398 and is considered the oldest school in East Asia
Children return home from school in a cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. The country’s Right to Education Act promises free, compulsory schooling for all children aged six to 14, but millions still do not go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations.