9 May 2014
Last updated at 12:20 ET
People flee tear gas during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government, in Caracas. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said four encampments in the eastern part of the Venezuelan capital had been cleared, but following the operation a policeman was shot dead.
The Afghan government declared a day of national mourning for hundreds of people killed when a mudslide engulfed a village in the remote north-east province of Badakhshan. At least 2,000 people are believed to have been trapped in their homes when a mountain collapsed, covering the area in mud and rocks.
Britain's Amir Khan (left) beat Luis Collazo in Las Vegas, easily outpointing his American opponent in his first fight as a welterweight. The win puts Khan back on track for a fight with American Floyd Mayweather.
The deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic has forced about a quarter of the country's 4.6 million residents from their homes. Here, an Estonian soldier, of the European Union Force, greets a child in Bangui.
A priest climbs the 272 stairs to the Batu Caves temple outside Kuala Lumpur. Built-inside centuries old limestone caves, it is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India.
The African National Congress won a commanding victory in South Africa's general election. Inequality, unemployment and corruption are big problems but the electorate has not lost faith in the ANC.
David and Victoria Beckham pose for photographers as they arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
An officer trips as Chilean riot police flee a petrol bomb during a student protest in Santiago.
A member of staff vacuums a podium before an event hosted by US President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
The Queen for a service of the Order of the Bath at Westminster Abbey in London.
Models at Full Fashion Look pose during the OMC Hairworld competition in Frankfurt.
A narrow wooden house on Manor Road, Leyton, that was built without planning permission is to be pulled down after Waltham Forest council ruled it looked "singularly out of place".