Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The eastern Chinese city will host the games from August 16 to August 28.
Members of the African National Congress Youth League, and supporters of the South African president Jacob Zuma, demonstrate outside the Weekly Mail and Guardian media offices, on Thursday, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The demonstrators were protesting against the election coverage by these media groups.
A young Afghan refugee sits on the side of an alley in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Sri Lankan schoolchildren play rugby on a beach at sunset in Colombo on Wednesday. Sri Lanka‘s youngsters aged between 10 and 19 make up some 15 per cent of the country’s 20m population
Boys play cricket on the Marina beach in Chennai, southern India, on Friday
A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir on Friday
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Young members of the community walk round their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual event young people parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits.