24 February 2012
Last updated at 11:59
Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva set a new world indoor pole vault record of 5.01m at the XL Galan meeting in Stockholm. The 29-year-old Russian athlete, who holds the outdoor world record of 5.06m, improved on her previous mark of 5.00m, set in Donetsk in 2009.
Dozens of people with disabilities have clashed with police in Bolivia during a protest calling for higher state subsidies. The protesters - who had travelled for 100 days to reach La Paz - wanted an annual state subsidy of about $400 (£254). They currently receive about 30% of that.
An Iranian woman hands out election leaflets on a street in central Tehran, Iran.
Groomed shih-tzu dogs wait for the start of a competition during the Asia-Pacific Dog Show in Manila. The three-day event, organised by the Philippine Canine Club, is held to promote and encourage the love for pure-bred dogs.
The first batch of volunteers for the Libyan special forces graduate at a ceremony in Benghazi.
Musician Sinead O'Connor performs at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.
At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a wave of bombings and shootings across Iraq, police say. In the town of Musayyib, south of the capital, a car bomb exploded near a primary school, injuring at least 62 people, many of them children. One person was killed.
Fire has broken out at a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of homes. Up to half of the Umpiem Mai camp, located in the western Tak province, has been destroyed by the blaze.
Mother Asili, one of the six female Western Lowland gorillas at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey, England, gave birth yesterday and both mother and baby appear to be doing well.
Workers wash bananas at a farm outside Guayaquil, Ecuador.