Turkish police fired volleys of tear gas and jets of water to disperse anti-government demonstrators in Istanbul's Taksim Square
Smoke and dust rise as a 27-year old hotel building is demolished in Qingdao, in east China's Shandong province
A Syrian army soldier drinking water next to an army tank in the village of Buweida, north of Qusair, as government troops seized the area
Thousands say farewell to a giant rubber duck conceived by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, before it heads to the United States
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny prior to their meeting at Palazzo chigi in Rome
A snowboarder jumps over a road maintenance crew taking off the last snow on a mountain pass road after exceptional snowfalls in Switzerland
Members of the media wait outside the hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela is being treated
Riot police hold off protesters in London during a demonstration ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland
Sean O'Brien is tackled during the match between Combined Country and the British & Irish Lions in Newcastle, Australia
Iranian presidential candidates campaign for elections, as opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi remains under house arrest
South Korean soldiers perform martial arts as part of preparations for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Incheon
Protesters shout slogans in support of US whistleblower Edward Snowden as they march to the US consulate in Hong Kong
Bride and Groom Alfreda O'Brien and Ciaran Kavanagh taking part in the 20th Annual Bloomsday Messenger Bike Rally in Dublin ahead of their wedding
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