A former Taliban fighter participated in a ceremony in Herat province on Monday, after joining Afghan government forces. Twelve fighters left the Taliban to join government forces in western Afghanistan.
A boy working at a landfill searched for recyclable goods on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.
Goldsmiths crafted gold ornaments at a workshop in Kolkata.
A girl walked with her pet monkey on a promenade along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
Villagers smeared themselves with color during the Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana, India, Friday. During the festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of the Hindu god Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the legendary hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks when the men try to put color on them.
A man competed in the United Nations-sponsored Gaza Marathon Thursday. Some 2,200 children and 300 adults traversed the Gaza Strip north to south. The children ran segments of one kilometer (0.6 miles), while some of the adults ran full marathons, a spokesman said.
A woman walked past a building decorated with a pair of eyes in Sevastopol, Ukraine.
A girl posed in front of newly built houses in Cité Soleil, Haiti, Monday. President Michel Martelly unveiled houses built with the support of Inter-American Development Bank.
Mofeed Jarar, right, gathered recyclable bottles from a dump site in Kfar Rai, West Bank.
Dongria Kondh tribal girls watched sacrifice rituals during the annual festival of Niyam Raja in Lanjigarh, India.