An officer of the Federal Investigation Agency escorts Shoaib Sheikh, the chief executive officer of software company Axact, to a court in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of blank degrees stacked in his firm's offices.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd right, seated on the throne in the House of Lords next to her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, son, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 2nd left and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, prepares to deliver the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London.
Afghan security officers patrol near a guesthouse targeted in an attack by the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan. An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.