Students practice the regional sport sepak takraw - where three players on each team kick the ball over a net. Burma will hold the 2013 Southeast Asian Games which is seen as a celebration in the country after ending 49 years of military rule.
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI addresses cardinals during his last meeting at the Vatican. The pontiff's resignation is the first in nearly 600 years.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Novak Djokovic holds a turtle during his visit to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project in Burj Al Arab. The world number one is currently competing in the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships.
Postal workers wear Scream masks during a protest against their treatment by management. They wore masks to cover their faces as they feared retaliation from their bosses, according to the union representing the workers.
*Drogheda, Ireland *
A toy Williamite soldier takes aim at a Jacobite soldier at the site of the 1690 Battle of The Boyne near Drogheda. The photocall was part of the launch of The Boyne Valley Drive, a 140 mile journey that passes 22 historic sites, which bids to promote the region.
Muottas Muragle, Switzerland
People ride down a public sledge course at the Muottas Muragle mountain in Switzerland.
A Eurofighter Typhoon is seen in the middle of a laser show. A presentation was held to welcome the 100th Eurofighter Typhoon to the German airforce.