26 October 2012
Last updated at 16:56
Lebanese security forces reinforce barriers during clashes with protesters who were trying to storm the Lebanese government in Beirut after thousands attended the funeral of security chief Wissam al-Hassan who was killed by a car bomb on Friday.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of Haj.
Acrobats perform in front of the emblem for the Chinese Communist Party during an acrobatic performance in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
US President Barack Obama greets campaign workers during an unannounced stop at a local campaign office in Chicago.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wave from the stage after a debate at Lynn University in Florida.
Kiki-evolution, a five-year-old Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theatres in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances.
A mother toque macaque holds her baby at a Zoo in Berlin.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is escorted around C wing by prison officer Margaret Vaughan during his visit to Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London. In a speech he said the debate on crime and punishment had become too "black or white". Serious offenders must be imprisoned, but jails must have a "positive impact" on inmates, he argued.
Under a sign that reads in Spanish "Vote early, vote for the best", a dog peers through the fence of a house near a polling station in Havana, Cuba.
The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl activist shot by the Taliban, has said his daughter is safe in the UK. Ziauddin Yousafzai was speaking after visiting his daughter for the first time at a Birmingham hospital.