10 August 2012
Last updated at 17:58
An Afghan soldier stands at a checkpoint in the Buwri Tana base, Buwri Tana District in Khost Province .
Chilean riot police stand next to a bus burnt by students during a protest to demand President Sebastian Pinera's government improve public education in Santiago.
Rescuers move residents from their flooded homes in Marikina, Manila. At least 19 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital and nearby areas.
Rare snow fell in and around South Africa's city of Johannesburg on Tuesday. It began snowing in the morning and flurries continued all day. Some said they had never seen snow before. "Amazing. Never happened in my life," security guard Mizundile Eseu, 23, told the AFP news agency.
Exhibition riders perform on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in London, England.
A young Indian Hindu devotee dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna stands with his family before a fancy dress competition held at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple in Bangalore on the eve of the Janmashtami, marking the birth of the Lord Krishna.
Syrian men dance in a circle around a drummer during an evening demonstration against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad in Marae, located 35km (22 miles) north of Aleppo in an area held by the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took its first colour picture of the Martian landscape. The US space agency (Nasa) mission came to rest on the floor of a deep depression on Mars' equator known as Gale Crater, close to a 5.5km-high mountain.
People release paper lanterns on the Motoyasu river facing the Atomic Bomb Dome in remembrance of the victims on the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Usain Bolt declared himself "the greatest athlete" to have lived after sealing an Olympic sprint double. "I'm a living legend," he said, after becoming the first man to successfully defend both 100m and 200m titles.
Hindu devotees in Mumbai pray before forming a human pyramid during celebrations of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna.