Pygmies from Cameroon's Baka tribe perform for the Pope in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, before his departure for Angola.
Purple sky at night: New York is captured in all its glory, silhouetted against a dark sky.
Queensland's Ashleigh Reid competes in the women's heptathlon long jump event at the Australian athletics championships in Brisbane.
A US marine on patrol near a poppy field in south-west Afghanistan.
Students protest at the Dupont Circle fountain in Washington DC to mark the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war.
Actress Natasha Richardson, the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and wife of star Liam Neeson, died in New York from head injuries received in a fall while skiing in Canada.
Austrian Josef Fritzl received a life sentence for imprisoning his daughter in a secret cellar for more than 20 years, fathering seven children with her after raping her more than 3,000 times.
A fighter jet takes off from a US aircraft carrier off the coast of South Korea, as part of a joint US-Korean military exercise.