Police detain protestors in central Moscow after opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in a penal colony after finding him guilty of embezzlement in a timber deal.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is lit in the colours of the South African flag in honour of Mandela Day, the birthday of Nelson Mandela.
France's Christophe Riblon celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the stage at the end of the 172.5 km eighteenth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, between Gap and Alpe-d'Huez, French Alps.
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of the Vice President of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza Montserrat and Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
US golfer Michael Thompson plays a shot out of a bunker onto the 13th green during the first round of the 2013 British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland.
A portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela with written messages is left for his birthday outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria.
An Indian Muslim boy breaks his fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in New Delhi.
A Bangladeshi boatman tries to free water hyacinth from his vessel's propeller during an ongoing nationwide strike called by the Bangladesh Jumaat-e-Islami in Dhaka.
A Kashmiri muslim walks near a burning tyre during a protest against the killing of six villagers, in Srinagar.
Indian school children light candles as they pay tribute to school children that died from food poisoning in Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar.
A seagull flies over Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland during the first round of the 2013 British Open Golf Championship.
Indian candidates at a post office line up to get a copy of a police recruitment application in Allahabad.
Compelling images from around the world on Friday