A rainstorm hits one of the slums of Islamabad and residents use what they can to shelter from the storm.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is willing to be the first Iranian astronaut to be sent into space.
The 56-year-old premier, a keen supporter of the country's space programme, was touring an exhibition of its scientists achievements.
Jo Appleby, a lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology, at University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, who led the exhumation of Richard III's remains, speaking at the university, as tests have established that a skeleton found under the car park, is that of the lost king.
Taking a break from the mud and climbs aboard a buffalo.
Malala Yousafzai spoke publicly for the first time since being attacked by the Taliban last October to thank her many supporters across the world for their good wishes.
In a message recorded before her most recent operation on Saturday, she said she will continue her work fighting for the education rights of girls. She said:
"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and…I am getting better day by day. It’s just because of the prayers of people."
Yenisei River, Russia
A child looks across the frozen Yenisei River in the taiga area some 52 km (32 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne has quit politics after pleading guilty to lying over speeding. He was once in the running to be Lib Dem leader but now faces a prison sentence.
New Orleans, USA
The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Superdome.
Full coverage of the game was watched by an estimated 150 million people and included performances from Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys.
Two rare tiger cubs have appeared in public for the first time.
The five-month-old Amur tigers - Kazimir and Arina, have been hand-reared from birth at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury in Kent.