10 January 2011
Last updated at 18:05
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, but it looks like this bird was either annoyed or threatened by this bird-shaped kite - it attacked it during a kite festival in India.
Queensland is still suffering from heavy rains, with flash floods in the town of Toowoomba claiming several lives.
A boy wrapped up against the cold sits in front of a radish pile at a market in India. Radishes have become popular as a substitute for onions which have been soaring in price.
A rollercoaster ride for these young Japanese women, who are celebrating "Coming of Age Day", an annual event in Japan for all those who have reached the age of 20.
Congressional staffers in Washington DC were among the many Americans observing a moment of silence on Monday in honour of the six people killed in the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that also severely wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
A South Korea fan cheers the national football team on in the Asian Cup. South Korea have won the Cup twice but not in the last 50 years.
An enthusiastic bunch of huskies competing in La Grande Odyssee, an international dog-sledding event being held in the French Alps, which will see the teams cover 1,000km of mountainous terrain in 11 days.
The people of Southern Sudan have been voting in the second day of an independence referendum, which is widely expected to result in the birth of the world's newest state.
This girl is one of 23 children in eastern China getting hospital treatment for lead poisoning blamed on a local unlicensed battery factory. Officials said 228 children out of 307 tested were found to have excessive levels of lead in their blood.
Police in Bali released this green turtle back into the sea along with dozens of others they rescued. Indonesia restricted the sale or consumption of turtles in 1999 because of the decreasing population.