bee bearding
Gao Bingguo is covered with bees during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for being covered by the largest number of bees, in Taian, Shandong province. Gao set a new record after having 326,000 bees on his body at one time, according to local mediaReuters
world cup fan
Brazilian football fan Marilza Guimaraes da Silva, 63, plays with a ball as she poses for pictures, dressed in one of her many outfits matching the colours of Brazil's national flag (green, yellow, white and blue) at her home in BrasiliaReuters
world cup germany
Model Tanja Mueller poses in front of a mirror wearing a traditional Bavarian dress known as a Dirndl in the national colours of Germany, in Munich. The dress will be sold to the public for the 2014 World CupReuters
world cup brasilia
An indigenous Brazilian kicks a tear gas grenade back at riot police blocking protesters from approaching the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium in BrasiliaReuters
Maria Martinez de Sanchez lays flowers at the monument to people who disappeared during El Salvador's 1979-1992 civil war, at Cuscatlan Park in San SalvadorAFP
A fully-clothed Miley Cyrus performs before receiving an award during the World Music Awards in Monte CarloReuters
muslim afghan
Pashtun women attend a sewing class at Danyal Vocational Centre in Peshawar, PakistanReuters
Kashmiri Muslim women raise their hands upon seeing what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Muhammad during Meraj-un-Nabi celebrations at the Hazratbal Shrine in SrinagarReuters
Akram Sweidan decorates a mortar shell in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus, SyriaReuters
turkey miner
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he holds a painting depicting him as a miner, presented to him by members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, two weeks after the Soma coal mine disaster in western Turkey, which killed 301 minersAFP
obama sic
US President Barack Obama hides behind 13-year-old Gerry McManus as his team demonstrates their basketball catapult during the White House Science FairAFP
David Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron visits a construction site in LondonGetty
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg plays pool during a visit to St Andrews Youth Club in LondonReuters
A woman looks at her home destroyed as a result of combat between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists near the International airport in DonetskAFP
plane crash
Indian army soldier stands near the wreckage of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft that crashed at Marhama Bijbehara village in Anantnag district, south of SrinagarAFP
rhino horn
This evidence photograph released by the US Department of Justice allegedly shows a rhino horn being sawn off with a chainsaw in Cameroun. The DoJ said the pictures were sent by email to defendant Zhifei Li on or about December 22, 2010, offering fresh rhino horns for sale. Li, the owner of an antique business in China, has been sentenced to serve 70 months in prison for heading an illegal wildlife smuggling conspiracyReuters