A group of Nepalese Buddhist boys are seen before they attend Bratabandha, a coming-of-age ceremony, in Kathmandu.
A wave-like cloud looms over Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia, during an afternoon storm front. The storm, which generated little rain, was blown out to sea.
A petitioner is pushed to the ground by a paramilitary policeman after she ran into a cordoned off area near a national flag pole on Tiananmen Square and threw up flyers to protest her case of injustice, during a national flag raising ceremony early in the morning before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress at the nearby Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Bodyguards of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah stand guard as they listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Deh Sabz district on the outskirts of Kabul.