8 February 2013
Last updated at 17:02
Sarah August of New Zealand competes in the 2013 Speights Coast to Coast in Greymouth, New Zealand.
A boy hangs on a fence as Syrian refugees go about their daily business in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. In testimony to Congress, US defence secretary Leon Panetta said he still supported the supply of weapons to rebels fighting forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The world's first bionic man goes on show at London's Science Museum. "Rex" has prosthetic limbs, a functional artificial circulatory system with artificial blood, an artificial pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea.
Singer Yolanda Adams performs at Play It Forward: A Celebration of Music's Evolution and Influencers at the Grammy Foundation's 15th Annual Music Preservation Project in Los Angeles.
A Malian soldiers tells journalists not to film the entrance of Gao, northern Mali, where a suicide bomber has blown himself up - the first since French-led troops began their assault on Islamist militants.
For the second time in two months, herring worth billions in exports were found dead in a fjord in Iceland. Lack of oxygen in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, is thought to have been caused by a landfill and bridge constructed in 2004.
A New Orleans power firm said the Super Bowl blackout was caused by a faulty device designed to prevent failure of the cables leading to the Superdome. The power failure shut down the lights in half the stadium for 34 minutes on Sunday, halting play. The Baltimore Ravens won 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers.
Camels look on during the one-month long Popular Heritage Festival to the west of Kuwait City.
Gale force winds from the north produce spectacular pictures at the harbour in Seaham, north-east England, as they batter the seafront.
US marines join their South Korean counterparts to train in temperatures below -20C.
The United States can expect an early spring according to the forecast from its most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Each year thousands of fans from as far away as Australia and Russia visit the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney, depicted in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.
Lewis Hamilton's first day of testing for his new Formula 1 Mercedes team got off to a bad start when he crashed after 15 laps because of a braking problem. Hamilton was unhurt after ploughing across a gravel trap and into a tyre wall.