A group of Nepalese Buddhist boys are seen before they attend Bratabandha, a coming-of-age ceremony, in Kathmandu.
A wave-like cloud looms over Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, during an afternoon storm.
Policeman stopped a woman after she ran into a cordoned off area of Tiananmen Square. The woman tried to protest at the flag raising ceremony prior to the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing.
Bodyguards of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah stand guard as they listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Deh Sabz district on the outskirts of Kabul.