7 February 2014
Last updated at 11:58 ET
An empty Spanish cargo ship split in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast. Drifting after its engine failed, the Luno crashed into the breakwater at Anglet, snapping neatly in two. All 12 crew members were rescued.
A patient being treated after being shot in the face, chest and throat sits in a wheelchair in the Malakal teaching hospital, South Sudan. Violence broke out in South Sudan on 15 December, initially between rival army factions. It has now killed thousands of people and displaced around 860,000.
The man who works as the mascot Margarito for the 2014 Caribbean baseball series rests backstage during a game in Porlamar City, Venezuela.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and former England footballer Gary Lineker spoke to children at St Bridget's Catholic primary school in Birmingham. The government announced that primary schools in England are going to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020.
A fierce storm has battered the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding houses and commercial buildings in Brittany. Flood water swamped streets in the Breton towns of Quimperle (pictured) and Morlaix.
A woman sells sweets in a street heading to Kiev's Independence Square, where opposition activists marched on parliament as they continued their campaign to try to make President Viktor Yanukovych stand down.
Demonstrators in Bosnia-Hercegovina set fire to government buildings as protests continued across the country for a third day. The unrest began in Tuzla earlier in the week, with protests over the closure and sale of factories that had employed most of the local population.
A construction worker is pictured as he unloads a lorry during a winter snowstorm in Brooklyn, New York.
A Russian woman is seen at a media centre in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
At least 16 people were killed after a volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air, after four years of dormancy.
Rising flood waters surround headstones in the graveyard of Moorland church on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater, England. The Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith faced anger from residents and a local MP as he visited the area.
Miners gathered to mourn their colleagues who died in an accident at the Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg in South Africa. Rescue workers recovered eight bodies after a fire and rockfall.