In Pictures

Day in pictures: 2 September 2014

Image caption Plainclothes security personnel (right) and federal policemen keep watch outside a local government building ahead of the annual state of the union address by President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City.
Image caption A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano continued into Monday. At the weekend, lava fountains more than 50m high prompted the Met Office in Iceland to raise its ash warning for aviation to red, the highest level, later reduced to orange - the next level - when it said the eruption was not creating ash.
Image caption Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) celebrates after he hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Image caption A joint session of parliament has begun in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protesters calling for his resignation. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators continued for a third day on Monday in the capital Islamabad.
Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the audience before delivering a speech during a business event in Tokyo. Mr Modi is on a five-day trip to Japan hoping to strengthen Delhi's economic and security ties with Tokyo.
Image caption Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg meets pupils at Clapham Manor Primary School where he launched the government's free meals scheme. Children up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.
Image caption Workers trim grass in front of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's white rabbit which is on show as part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taiwan. Hofman's big yellow duck drew millions of visitors as it toured the island last year and festival organisers are hoping the rabbit will do the same.
Image caption A soldier tries to extinguish a fire at the park Floresta Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Six teams, a helicopter and an aircraft were used to contain the fire.
Image caption Exhibitor Penny Cunnington wears a floral display in her hat at the Royal Horticultural Society flower show at Wisley in Surrey, England.