13 September 2012
Last updated at 12:33
Cast members from Cirque Du Soleil perform during a dress rehearsal of Ovo at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia.
Haiti's national flag flies above the collapsed cupola of the National Palace during demolition in Port-au-Prince. The new palace will be designed to withstand earthquakes.
England batsman Craig Kieswetter is bowled out during the third Twenty20 cricket match against South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
An artist with a painted face takes part in a protest demanding the safety of artist Manish Harijan and supporting his freedom of expression, near the Kathmandu District Administration Office, Nepal.
Pakistani rescue workers search a garment factory. Families in Karachi are burying their dead after a fire engulfed the factory, killing at least 247 people.
Mona Renee Johnson becomes emotional as US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There have been clashes outside the US embassy in Cairo overnight after protests over an anti-Islamic film. Police and troops fired tear gas to break up protesters carrying petrol bombs.
Forest fires on the Arjuna and Welirang mountains are seen from Pecalukan village in Indonesia's East Java province. Hot spots have been developing since August following a prolonged drought and high winds.
Madeline Lee, one of the 30 female recruits for the Philippine Marine Corps, has her head shaved before starting training at the headquarters in Taguig city, south of Manila.
Tani Tseng of Taiwan hits her second shot on the 14th hole, during the first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.