1 February 2013
Last updated at 06:43 ET
Crowds of mourners turned out in Phnom Penh for the start of funeral proceedings for King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October. A coffin carrying his embalmed body was paraded through the streets of the capital.
A dancer performs during the first day of the Llamadas, Uruguay's biggest carnival parade which is taking place in Montevideo.
Fans arrive at the Westpac Stadium during the fourth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Wellington, New Zealand.
Rescuers have been working overnight to find survivors trapped after a deadly blast at the Mexico City headquarters of the state oil company, Pemex. Some 500 rescuers, helped by dogs, are searching the building for a number of people thought to be trapped by a blast that killed 25 people and injured 100.
People visit the Stalingrad Battle museum in the Russian city once known as Stalingrad (now Volgograd) as it prepares to mark 70 years since the end of the famous battle against Nazi Germany.
A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing at least five people and causing part of the road to collapse, state media report. The blast, which destroyed an 80m (262ft) section of road, took place on the G30 expressway in Henan province.
David Cameron has told Libyans that "the British people want to stand with you" as he visited the country on the second stage of his African trip. The prime minister was greeted by the public in Martyrs' Square in the capital Tripoli, after he spoke to recruits at a police training college and met President Mohamed Magarief.
Ten paratroopers are dropped with materials from a C130 and a C160 aircraft above the airport in Timbuktu as part of the French military operation in Mali.
James Episcopou proposes to his girlfriend Laura Taylor above London as the Shard building opens its public viewing area to the public today.
Canada's Tristan Walker and Justin Snith speed past a photographer during a training run of the two-man luge at the Whistler Sliding Centre, British Columbia, ahead of the luge world championships.