A boat commutes across the Mekong river in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river running from the Tibetan Plateau through China's Yunnan province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Kurdish peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the front line in Khazer. U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".
Displaced Palestinians stand in the hallway of a U.N. school where families are taking refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip.
An Indian boatman rows passengers from submerged huts of 'sadhus' - holy men - on the flooded banks of the Ganga river after water levels rose, in Allahabad. Heavy rain in several areas of north India has caused rivers to reach dangerous levels and flooding has occured in various places.