Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik, joins supporters during a protest in Srinagar.
German chancellor Angela Merkel, center, attends a reception for carol singers from all over Germany at the chancellery in in Berlin, Germany.
A woman looks at protestors wearing placards as they pretend to be rapists wearing the hangman`s noose in Bhubaneswar.
Firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, left, address worshippers as a Sunni cleric Anas al-Issawi, right, listen during the Friday prayers at Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, right, walks with Chief Minister of Bihar state Nitish Kumar at the Patliputra Karuna Stupa in Patna.
Indians warm themselves around a bonfire at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad.
Pakistan NGO workers hold rally outside the Peshawar Club for their colleagues killed by gunmen, in Peshawar.
A leader of the ruling Congress party Bikram Singh Brahma, centre, is escorted to a court after allegations leading to his arrest on accusations he raped a woman, in Kokrajhar in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
People walk past world renowned American light designer Richard Holdman`s unique light show in Moscow.
Australia`s Matthew Wade leaps high celebrating hitting a century on day three of their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Sydney, Australia.
North Koreans stand during a mass rally in Pyongyang`s Kim Il Sung square.
Poland`s Agniezska Radwanska holds the trophy after defeating Belgium`s Yanina Wickmayer in the final of the singles at the ASB Classic women`s tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.
People gather around a bonfire to keep warm on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi. More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.
Several hundred protesting merchants, one holding a placard using the french acronym of the country`s name, hold a demonstration calling for peace as negotiators prepare for talks with rebels from the north, in downtown Bangui, Central African Republic.
Two boys take photographs of a statue of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi displayed at the "Art 13 Myanmar" exhibition in Yangon.
A woman cries while singing devotional songs during a gathering to mourn the death of a 23-year old rape victim in New Delhi.
Serena Williams of the United States takes a tumble in the women`s final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Australia.
Activists of the right-wing Hindu nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shout slogans and beat an effigy of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi during a protest against his alleged hate speech in Hyderabad.
People gather at Sitka High School in Alaska, following a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and after a subsequent tsunami warning was declared for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline.
Trout-shaped lamps are displayed during a contest to catch trout at an ice link in Hwacheon, South Korea. The contest is part of an annual ice festival which draws over 1,000,000 visitors every year.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Bihar state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar light a lamp with other Buddhist leaders at the Buddha Smriti Park in Patna.
People watch a fire at a petrol storage tank of state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) near Surat.
A Naga Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.
Orissa state home guards carry an unconscious colleague after she fainted on the third day of their indefinite hunger strike in Bhubaneswar. Hundreds of home guards are on a hunger strike demanding a pay hike and reinstatement of some retrenched home guards.