World leaders joined with South Africans to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a national memorial service.
Nelson Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg following a long illness
A selection of some of the best images from around the world this week.
Nelson Mandela - In Pictures
Some of the winning photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest
The destructive force of nature features strongly in our gallery of the week's most striking images.
Some of the most striking images from around the world this week
Aid agencies struggle to deliver humanitarian assistance as Typhoon Haiyan causes large-scale devastation in central Philippines.
Some of the most striking images from around the world this week.
LAX was brought to a standstill after a gunman opened fire at the airport.