The day in pictures - 18 November 2012

Bangkok, Thailand

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visit Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Thailand.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton share a joke with a monk at the base of the Reclining Buddha

Gaza City

The aftermath of an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City in which 10 civilians are alleged to have died.

A Palestinian man reacts at the scene of an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City
A Palestinian man reacts at the scene of an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City Credit: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Kenya, Nairobi

At least six people were killed when a bomb exploded on a minibus in Nairobi.

Residents look for survivors inside the wreckage of a passenger mini-bus after it was hit by an explosion.
Residents look for survivors inside the wreckage of a passenger mini-bus after it was hit by an explosion. Credit: Reuters

Yangon, Burma

A toddler sits in front of piles of bananas at a shop in a market.

A toddler sits in front of piles of bananas at a shop in a market
A toddler sits in front of piles of bananas Credit: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

James Bond star Daniel Craig surprised troops at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Daniel Craig pictured with troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
Daniel Craig pictured with troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan Credit: MoD

Cheshire, London

A competitor takes part in a Tough Mudder event during the 12 mile obstacle course.

A competitor makes his way through Electroshock Therapy during the Tough Mudder event in Cheshire
A competitor makes his way through Electroshock Therapy during the Tough Mudder event in Cheshire Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

St Petersburg, Russia

Dogs were in the spotlight at an All-Russian exhibition of various dog breeds outside St Petersburg.

Neapolitan Mastiff dogs at an exhibition in Russia
Neapolitan Mastiff dogs at an exhibition in Russia Credit: Reuters