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.
Youngsters hold candles as they pay tribute to children who died from food poisoning in India‘s Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said
Girls recite the Koran in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school, in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on Friday. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.
A teacher helps her student put on a face mask at a school in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The Malaysian capital remains shrouded in haze, as the environmental crisis continues after a week of thick hazardous smog covered the country and its neighbour Singapore
A father rides his children to school in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Parents wait outside a school as their children take the national college entrance exam in Huaibei, Anhui province, on Friday. According to local media, about 9.12 million students make a start on China‘s higher education exams or gaokao on June 7-8, which is a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead
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Filipino students ride a motorbike from school after the first day of a new school year at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday.
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Filipino grade school students cross a river on the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, on Monday.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.
Cambodian boys ride bicycles as they head to school by passing paddy rice field at Krang Tnung village on the outskirt of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
Nepalese children practise self defence training as part of their taekwondo and karate class in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 50 children aged between seven and 15 years old receive karate and taekwondo classes at a community ground in the city.
Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal.