800,000 Shibazakura or Moss Phlox in full bloom during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan
Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting in the Kremlin on the crisis in Ukraine
A bullet-riddled parking sign stands amid debris in a deserted street leading into the old city of Homs, Syria
Activists wearing masks of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel demonstrate in favour of an appearance by Edward Snowden at the German Bundestag
The US whistleblower is appearing as a witness in hearings over bugging by the NSA
Construction workers' helmets hang on a fence at a site in Thailand
A red panda cub and its mother at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia
Mist and clouds delayed the start of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal
South Korean policemen detain university student protesters during a rally against the government in Seoul
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