At least two people were shot dead in Nairobi, with witnesses saying one was shot in the head by police.
AFP photographer Ed Jones is one of the few Western journalists allowed to enter North Korea on a regular basis.
When the quake hit, the performers ran off the stage in terror and the audience thought the tremor was part of the show.
The British Life Photography Awards, celebrating the diversity of life in Britain, are open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages.
Rescuers pulled one person out from the rubble that engulfed the village of Gengdi in Puge county, but at least two are still missing.
Voters formed long lines at many polling stations before dawn, waiting for their chance to cast ballots in the tightly contested race.
The Yi have retained their language and traditions in a rapidly modernising country, but are among the poorest people in China.
Nervous Kenyans are stockpiling food and water on the eve of an election that many fear could descend into violence.
Fires in Indonesia, lit to clear forest and peatlands for plantations, cause an annual crisis that blankets large parts of southeast Asia in smog.
Two of the attackers were killed in a firefight with soldiers, while eight were arrested, including at least three from the military.
At least 53 people have lost their lives after parts of southeast Asia were inundated by flooding.
The week's best photos, from Usain Bolt and Neymar to elections in Kenya and Rwanda and Prince Philip's final engagement.
Thai artists carve intricate floral and animal designs into a range of fruits and vegetables including watermelon, papaya and pumpkins.
There are plans to rebuild Aleppo's great medieval mosques, souks, bath houses and citadel "with the same stones where we can".
So many Haitian asylum seekers have arrived Quebec that Montreal has opened up its cavernous Olympic Stadium to house and process them.
Rio de Janeiro one year on from the Olympic Games opening ceremony on 5 August 2016.
A heatwave is currently extending across the continent, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees in some areas.
Mount Sinabung erupts again, spewing out a towering column of volcanic ash more than four kilometres (2.6 miles) high.
The western route is becoming more popular – and Italy's new plans to curb migrant flow may make Spain even more attractive.
Italy plans to send warships to Libyan waters and has drawn up rules that must be followed by NGOs that rescue migrants.