2 January 2013
Last updated at 20:04
A Great White Pelican catches a fish in his pond at Dresden Zoo, Germany.
In Delhi, Indian women offer prayers for a young gang rape victim as the country's top court decides whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges.
A Syrian rebel plays football in Aleppo as the UN announces that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
Waves pound the shore as tropical storm Dumile approaches the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.
Chadian soldiers make their way towards the front line in the Central African Republic. Neighbouring countries have deployed forces in support of President Francois Bozize.
Ten-year-old Mariame Kanfando and her father wait outside a morgue in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to retrieve the bodies of her mother and two sisters, who were among at least 60 people killed in a stampede on New Year's Eve.
Flying above the skies of the Afghan capital Kabul, a French gunner perches on the edge of his helicopter.
A Bedouin girl swings from a tree as she plays with other in the Jordan Valley, near the West Bank city of Jenin.
In temperatures of about -30C, a woman and her child walk on the banks of the Yenisey River, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Mechanics complete preparations for the annual Dakar rally, now held in Latin America, starting in Peru and finishing in Argentina.
Catalan nationalists hold flags as they watch Catalonia play a friendly against Nigeria in Barcelona.