A firetruck is seen amid heavily damaged buildings in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor.
Nepalease Hindu devotees pray on the banks of the Bagmati river during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu.
Wales midfielder Gareth Bale warms up during the World Cup 2014 European Zone group A qualifying football match between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium in south Wales. Serbia won 3-0.
Turkish protesters use fireworks as riot policemen take position during clashes in Istanbul.
US President Barack Obama walks along the colonnade at the White House to the Oval Office in Washington, DC.
Muslim brotherhood members and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters light up flares during a demonstration against the military backed government in Cairo, Egypt.
People march as part of a nationwide day of protest against the government's plans to reform France's debt-ridden pension system in Lyon.
A man is seen riding his motorbike through a wall that was destroyed by an attack by Egyptian Army the day before in a village on the outskirt of the Northern Sinai town of Sheik Zuweid.
Protestors run away from tear gas during a clashing between Turkish police and protestors on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.
A protestor during a clash between Turkish police and protestors on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.
Chilean former president (2006-2010) Michelle Bachete participates in ceremony in Villa Grimaldi, which was used as a detention and torture center during the dictatorship (1973-1990) of Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago.
A young boy, wrapped in an "Estelada" Catalan independence flag, holds a torch during a rally as part of a campaign for independence from Spain, on the Fossar de les Moreres square in Barcelona, on the eve of the National Day of Catalonia, or Diada.
Compelling images from around the world on Wednesday