9 January 2013
Last updated at 12:22
Qatar's Nasser al-Attiyah kicks up dust as he competes during the fourth stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru.
A temple is decorated with traditional lanterns in preparation for the Chinese new year, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coffee-pickers wait in line to weigh their freshly harvested crop on a plantation in San Isidro de Alajuela, north-east of San Jose. Ronald Peters, executive director of the Costa Rica Coffee Institute (ICAFE), said the harvest was down nearly 10% following a coffee-rust attack.
Pro-democracy supporters demonstrate against Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
Some train companies in India are running carriages or compartments reserved for women, in an effort to make their travel easier and more secure.
Shoppers crawl under the metal shutter as it slowly rolls up on the first day of the Cora general store winter sale in Mons, outside Lille, northern France.
A baby giant anteater born at Chester Zoo on 23 December 2012 clings to its mother's back where it will remain for approximately six months. Its parents, Pedro and Bliss, both aged three, arrived in 2010 as part of an international breeding programme.
A protester marks the week of the 11th anniversary of the opening of the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
Afghan girls practise Taekwondo moves during a martial arts class in Herat.
A woman stands near sacks of potatoes as she waits for customers at her stall at a vegetable market in Magetan, Indonesia East Java province, where the price for this harvest season has fallen.