Maiwand District, Afghanistan
Sweets fly through the air as a soldier from the US Army's Bravo Battalion 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment makes some new young friends near the Command Azim-Jan-Kariz Base.
Snow falls onto a statue of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. The life and work of Burns, who died in Dumfries in 1796, will be celebrated on his birthday, today.
Tahrir Square in Cairo is once again full of protesters as hundreds of youths clashed with police on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought the election of an Islamist president who protesters accuse of riding roughshod over the new democracy.
Heavy snow is expected to sweep across the country today before temperatures start to rise over the weekend.
Free Syrian Army fighters take on Syrian Army soldiers in the neighbourhood of Arabeen.
Andy Murray, the world number three, edged past Roger Federer in a "nerve-jangling" five-set thriller at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne to set up a Sunday showdown with Novak Djokovic.
A visitor takes photographs at the Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem ahead of Holocaust Remembrance day on Sunday.
Anti-riot policemen used batons on a protesters as they attempted to disperse a demonstration calling for a pullout of American troops stationed in the country and the grounded USS Guardian minesweeper, in front of the US Embassy.