25 November 2012
Last updated at 14:53
A man mourns the death of his relatives during a funeral for the victims of a Taliban suicide bomb blast which killed at least 23 people at a Shia Muslim procession in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.
Barack Obama began his first foreign trip since being re-elected as US president, touching down in Bangkok, in Thailand, on the first day of a tour of South East Asia.
In Philadelphia, spectators enjoying the Thanksgiving day parade got a close look at a T-Rex balloon.
One of the world's largest camel fairs is taking place on the outskirts of the small town of Pushkar, in India. Thousands of livestock traders from the region gather at the traditional camel fair.
Civilians are fleeing in increasing numbers as the M23 rebels continue to mount the most serious threat to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years. The rebels captured the small town of Sake, west of Goma, on Wednesday and threatened to march to the capital, Kinshasa, to overthrow President Joseph Kabila.
Lyndon Edney lands a punch to the chin of fellow Australian Jeremy Van Diemen during a bout at Hisense Arena, in New Zealand.
Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, arrives at the European Union council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, as leaders resumed gruelling EU budget negotiations.
Alleged gang members cover their faces as the police present them as suspects of a shooting at a shopping mall in San Salvador, El Salvador.
A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, which governs Gaza, came into effect on 21 November. At least 157 people have died since the flare-up of violence began last week.
Kenyan police fired tear gas to end riots that broke out in Nairobi after a grenade blast killed at least seven people. Shops were looted in the Eastleigh neighbourhood, as angry youths blamed ethnic Somalis for Sunday's explosion, a businessman said.
Choko Oohira (right) teaches trainees to be character mascots at the Choko Group mascot school in Tokyo. Oohira, a 20-year veteran of the mascot arts, founded the school - the only one of its kind in Japan - in 1985.