13 January 2014
Last updated at 08:11 ET
Mexican vigilantes from a group that has seized the small town of Nueva Italia in the southern state of Michoacan after clashing with alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel. Residents started the vigilante group after accusing the army and police of failing to protect them.
US tennis player Venus Williams preparing to serve in her singles match against Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, at the Australian Open tournament in Melbourne.
Indian soldiers rehearsing on a cold morning in Delhi for the Republic Day parade to be held on 26 January.
Thai anti-government protesters at a rally in Bangkok. In the run-up to snap elections on 2 February, opponents of the administration of Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister, are blocking roads in parts of the capital. They want to replace the government with an unelected "people's council".
Pablo Picasso's Femme au costume turc dans un fauteuil, a portrait of his lover Jacqueline Roque painted in 1955, goes on show at Christie's auction house in London before its sale on 4 February. Its estimated value is £15m to £20m.
Afghan men taking time out for a game of chess in Kabul, the capital.
Actress Elizabeth Moss, with her award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role in Top of the Lake, at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
A cargo ship on the Panama Canal passing an old lighthouse in Panama City.
The state memorial service at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem for the former prime minister and general Ariel Sharon.
After falling into muddy water, KTM rider Stephane Hamard, of France, gets help with his motorbike during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally between the Argentine city of Salta and the Bolivian town of Uyuni.