16 August 2013
Last updated at 09:51 ET
A supporter of the Bulgarian Socialist Party holds a portrait of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin during a rally to support Bulgaria's government in the capital, Sofia, in its row with the president over the budget.
A life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex statue in front of the Natural History Museum in the German city of Frankfurt is dressed in a jersey of local football team Eintracht Frankfurt. The team is playing Bayern Munich, the current European champions, on Saturday in its first home game of the Bundesliga season.
In India, a woman sells coconuts amidst idols left on the banks of the River Sabarmati at the end of the Dashama festival in Ahmedabad. The 10-day festival culminates with the immersion in the river of the idols of Hindu goddess Dashama.
In India’s northern hill town of Shimla, a scene is reflected in a puddle of water following heavy monsoon rains.
People wade in a flooded street in Maoming, in China’s Guangdong province, where Typhoon Utor hit on Wednesday afternoon, bringing downpours and floods.
In Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, Muslims march against the crackdown on supporters of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s ousted president.
A similar rally was held by Muslims in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
In Egypt's capital, Cairo, cards showing the face of the deposed Egyptian president are pictured lying on the ground as his supporters gathered for midday prayers and more protests.
A Lebanese army investigator takes photos at the site of a car bomb in the south of the capital, Beirut - an area that is a stronghold of the Shia militant movement Hezbollah.
Goods produced in Russia are burnt in front of the Russian embassy in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, by a called group Nastup - angered by what it sees as a Russian trade war on Ukraine.
In Moscow, Russia’s capital, which is hosting the World Athletics Championships, Jamaican runner Usain Bolt competes in the men’s 200m.
In a financial district of the Chinese city of Shanghai, visitors stand on the roof of a skyscraper as the moon rises over the skyline.