A rebel fighter rests at a courtyard in the Old City front line in Aleppo, northern Syria.
Palestinian children play in front of car headlights in the street during a power cut in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions league football match FC Barcelona vs Ajax Amsterdam at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Barca won 4-0.
A Pakistani boy carries a sheep on his shoulders near a cattle market in Lahore.
Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp arrives for the group F Champions League football match SSC Napoli vs Borussia Dortmund at San Paolo stadium in Naples. Napoli won 2-1.
Models present creations for fashion house Alberta Ferretti as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan.
A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in southern island of Mindanao.
A Palestinian woman shows her passport to the camera as she waits at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip for a brief opening for special cases after the Egyptian authorities closed the crossing "indefinitely" the day before for security reasons.
A protestor lights a flare as anti-fascist demonstrators clash with riot police in Athens, after a leftist musician was murdered by a suspected neo-Nazi.
A model presents a creation for fashion house Dsquared 2 as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan.
Dancers of the 'Yvette Bozsik Company' perform on the stage of the National Dance Theatre in Budapest, during their rehearsal of the 'Prey', choreographed by Hungarian Bozsik Yvette for a music of Philippe Heritier.
A shillouetted tree adds to the picturesque twilight hour at Trebec Open Space Reserve in Hollywood, California.
Compelling images from around the world on Thursday