Firemen work to extinguish a fire that broke out in the city hall, in La Rochelle, western France. The fire swept through the roof destroying part of the historic 15th-century building.
Chinese paramilitary police block photos as they man a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province. Fresh violence erupted in the restive province, two days after 35 died in what the government called a "terrorist attack" and a week before the anniversary of major 2009 clashes.
Two-year-old Precious Mali holds a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela as well-wishers gather outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated in Pretoria.
Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers and commercial buildings are reflected after haze clears in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia stepped up pressure on Indonesia to do more to stop outbreaks of smog after fires on Sumatra island sparked Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in years.