Yachts get set to race off Auckland, New Zealand, in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series sailing regatta.
Bunches of roses are displayed on a flower stall in London's leading wholesale market, New Covent Garden, ahead of Valentine's Day on Saturday.
Indian air force jets put on a display, at a five-day air show outside Bangalore in India.
And in Hoi An, Vietnam, a stallholder makes a lantern to add to those on show.
Hindu holy men offer prayers seated between coloured garments laid out to dry at Sangam, Allahabad, one of Hinduism's holiest in India.
Natives gather to discuss the rights of indigenous peoples at the World Social Forum, which attracted some 100,000 activists from various countries.
A young Cambodian boy enters the monkhood in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He is likely to serve for a few years before entering the workforce.
Students from the Packer Collegiate Institute, New York, dressed as Abraham Lincoln and used the subway on their way to visit senior citizens. Thursday is the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.