Iraqi police commandos unit march during a ceremony marking Police Day at the police academy in Baghdad.
Abdul Ghafar talks to her daughter known as Spozhmai in protective custody in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province, south of Afghanistan. The father of the girl, who police say was part of a botched suicide bomb attack, said he's afraid the Taliban will kill him and his daughter if they return to their village.
Volunteers use sticks to fend off the crowd trying to enter a food and supplies distribution point at a makeshift camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people, at Mpoko Airport, in Bangui, Central African Republic.
A flower is surrounded by ash from Mt Sinabung near Sibintun village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 9, 2014.