A lighting technician watches the rings form in a fountain at the base of the Olympic cauldron as preparations continue at the Olympic Park for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Children are engulfed in dust as a convoy of escorted taxis carrying Muslims, fleeing the continuing sectarian violence, arrives at a temporary internally displaced person (IDP) camp at the airport of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic.
Indian Bohra Muslims take part in a gathering to endorse their solidarity to their new spiritual leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in Mumbai. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin now leads the community following the death of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who passed away in Mumbai on January 17 at the age of 102.
A man shows the way to two Syrian women as they leave a building following an alleged air strike by government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.