A wall defaced with a pro independence slogan in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues
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An Afghan boy walks along an ancient wall on the outskirt of Mazar-i- Sharif. Afghanistan remains at war, with civilians among the hardest hit, as the Taliban wage an increasingly bloody insurgency against the government.
A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that Saraswati, the goddess of education, will help them excel Read more
Rescuers near West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex, search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins who vanished on Sunday while playing in the surf.
An Iranian woman walks past a mural showing a gun painted with an interpretation of the American flag on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran on Wednesday. Leaders from Iran and the United States have not met since the 1979 Islamic Revolution brought often open hostility to their contacts, particularly over Iran’s contested nuclear program.
A man stands beside the Philippine flag as colourful umbrellas adorn a village hall in suburban San Juan, east of Manila on Thursday. Read more