A 200-meter-high chimney, built from about 7,000 tons of concrete, bricks and steel, is brought down in a controlled explosion at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, Australia. Nearly 1,000 explosive charges were placed around the copper stack, which broke into at least two pieces just before hitting the ground as thousands of people gathered to watch the explosion.
Protesters burn as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police in Kyiv. Ukraine's embattled leader announced a "truce" with the opposition as he prepared to get grilled by visiting EU diplomats over clashes that killed 26 and left the government facing diplomatic isolation.
A Somali woman carries her belongings as she flees from the Heliwa district in the north of the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. Residents in Mogadishu said that hundreds of families were fleeing the capital after a spike in the number of clashes between militants and pro-government troops.
Egypt Al-Ahly fans chant slogans in support of their team ahead of the African Super Cup final football match against Tunisia's Club Sportif Sfaxien in Cairo.