Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

  • A soldier takes up position in front of a large screen at the Victory Monument in Bangkok � Damir Sagolj / Reuters

  • Men look through a hole in a wall at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Bab al-Nasr neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo � Stringer . / Reuters

  • Police collect evidence near body of Farzana Iqbal, killed by family members, at site near Lahore High Court building in Lahore � Stringer Pakistan / Reuters

  • Children play football in front of an abandoned train compartment next to a railway track in Dhaka � Andrew Biraj / Reuters

  • Israeli border policemen detain a member of media during clashes at protest in Jerusalem's Old City � Ammar Awad / Reuters

  • A Ukrainian helicopter Mi-24 gunship fires its cannons against rebels at the main terminal building of Donetsk international airport � Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

  • Gao Bingguo is covered with bees during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for being covered by the largest number of bees, in Taian � China Stringer Network / Reut

  • A soldier is hit by a bottle of water during a scuffle with protestors against military rule at Victory Monument in Bangkok � Erik de Castro / Reuters

  • Girl is seen in family's flat damaged during police raid on nearby hideout of al Qaeda militants in the Arhab region � Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi

  • Somali government soldiers ride in their truck as they take up positions outside the Parliament building during a clash with Al Shabaab militants in the capital Mogadishu � Feisal Omar / Reuters

  • The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome � Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

  • Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank in the West Bank city of Bethlehem � Stringer . / Reuters

  • Anti-government protesters take cover from tear-gas fired by the police as they clash in the village of Sitra � Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

  • Akram Sweidan decorates on a mortar shell in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus � Bassam Khabieh / Reuters

  • Brazilian soccer fan Guimaraes da Silva plays with a ball as she poses for picture, at her home in Brasilia � STRINGER Brazil / Reuters

  • India's PM Modi is greeted by his Pakistani counterpart Sharif after Modi took the oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi � Adnan Abidi / Reuters

  • Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers practice shooting with pistols at a military base amid heavy snowfalls in Hami � China Daily China Daily Infor

  • A child looks out as voters fill out ballot papers in booths during voting in a presidential election at a polling station in the village of Kodra � Konstantin Chernichkin / Reut

  • Soldiers protect themselves with shields as different objects are thrown at them during a confrontation with anti-coup protesters at the Victory monument in Bangkok � Damir Sagolj / Reuters

  • A man, whose relatives are trapped under the rubble, reacts at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood � Hosam Katan / Reuters

  • Members of the Civil Protection secure a king size bed, refitted with a metal frame and a plastic tarp, holding the body of the late Manuel Uribe on its way to the crematorium in Monterrey � STRINGER Mexico / Reuters

  • UCSB student and 7-Eleven employee Jorge Anaya stands outside the store where he saved a student who was shot, by helping carry her into the store, in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara � Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

  • A boy holds a soccer ball in front of a Brazilian flag at Santa Luzia slum in Brasilia � STRINGER Brazil / Reuters

  • Two men paddle in a canoe on a flooded road in Trysil � Norsk Telegrambyra AS / Reute

  • Underclassmen listen from the back of the stadium as U.S. President Obama speaks at a commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point � Kevin Lamarque / Reuters