A man throws water onto a fire that broke out in a slum area to try and extinguish it, in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Hundreds of huts were destroyed in the fire and 20 people were injured, and the cause of the fire was unknown, local media reported on Friday.
A Pakistani woman and her daughters wash their laundry at a water reservoir on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Novice Chinese paramilitary policemen run on a village road as they take part in their field training in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China is defending its booming military spending, saying its vast investments in the armed forces have contributed to global peace and stability during the annual legislative session. Chinese defense spending has grown substantially each year for more than two decades, and last year rose 11.2 percent to 670.2 billion yuan ($106.4 billion), an increase of about 67 billion yuan.
Columns outside Toronto city hall cast long shadows in the late afternoon sun.
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Israeli police members help an injured colleague inside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Clashes erupted between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli forces during Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The contested site, where the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is built above the ruins of the biblical Jewish Temples, is one of the region's most sensitive. Israeli steps to quell Palestinian disturbances there have led to full-blown riots in the past.
A Dalmatian rests during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England.
A woman walks past birdcages after she crossed the border from Malaysia into Thailand in Sungai Kolok in southern Narathiwat province. Last week, in a deal brought about with the help of Malaysia, Thailand agreed to pursue a peace talks with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), one of the Muslim groups fighting for autonomy in the south. Resistance to Buddhist rule from Bangkok has existed for decades in the predominantly Muslim provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, which were part of a Malay sultanate before being annexed by Thailand in 1909.
An Indian policeman stands guard behind barbwire set up as road blockade during curfew in Srinagar, India. Authorities in the Indian portion of Kashmir continued the curfew for the third consecutive day as a precautionary measure after Tuesday's gunfire by the Indian army killed one protester and wounded another. Kashmir has been hit by violent anti-India protests since Kashmiri Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India's Parliament, was hanged in a New Delhi jail Feb. 9.
A horse runs in a pasture next to an old Israeli tank in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on the border with Syria. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in 1967 Mideast war.
A man takes pictures from the Brooklyn Bridge during a snowstorm in New York. A slow moving winter storm brought a combination of snow, rain and high winds to the northeast U.S. Friday after moving through the mid-Atlantic states earlier in the week.
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