Japan's H-IIA rocket is launched carrying the hi-tech satellite Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms
A protester sits over a drawing of a slain student during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela
An Afghan street vendor sells spices to a customer as a pedestrian walks by in Kabul
Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James wears a mask to protect his broken nose (Pic: EPA)
Dancers perform at the Taipei Peace Park during the anniversary of a 1947 massacre during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China
Swiss Army personnel mounting the stands in the finish area for the alpine skiing FIS World Cup Final races, in Lenzerheide-Parpan
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