10 January 2013
Last updated at 12:28
A banana ball python is displayed to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong.
Hayatullah, 35, carries a bag of cooked rice left over from customers in a Kabul restaurant. Hayatuallah lost a leg to a landmine in Shamali plain, north of Kabul, during the Afghan civil war of 1991-96 and the country remains one of the most heavily mined in the world.
France's David Casteau competes during stage five of the Dakar 2013 rally, between Arequipa and Arica, Chile.
A man rests upon arrival in Mexico City having marched for 30 days from Villa Hermosa, in the state of Tabasco, seeking government support to make the land there more productive.
A sculpture of a man made of Lego is seen during the The Art of the Brick exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition by renowned New York-based brick artist Nathan Sawaya features 52 large-scale Lego sculptures and showcases two of the artist's best-known pieces, Yellow and Swimmer. It is the first time his work has been exhibited in South East Asia.
Host Kaley Cuoco talks to Ellen DeGeneres at the Annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
A supervisor checks the shape of a polished diamond inside the processing unit at Surat, in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Three killer whales surface through a breathing hole in the ice of Hudson Bay near the community of Inukjuak, Quebec. The three whales are part of a pod trapped in the sea ice. The local mayor has called upon the Canadian government to send an icebreaker to save them.
Ice sculptor Annemarie Taberdo puts the finishing touches to a model ahead of the London Ice Sculpting Festival which starts tomorrow at Canary Wharf.
Honour guards march near the Freedom Monument during a snowfall in Riga, Latvia.