Adelina Hidalgo holds a photograph of Pope Benedict as she kneels inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador. Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office.
A family whose relative died in a stampede at a railway station cry and comfort each other as they arrive to take the bodies from the morgue, in Allahabad, India. The death toll from the stampede rose on Monday in the city where millions of devotees had gathered for a Hindu festival that is one of the world's largest religious gatherings.
Girls appear through holes in a big national flag as they prepare to take part in a parade commemorating the second anniversary of the uprising against Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.
A protester walks past a graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose President Mohamed Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of the resignation of President Mubarak. The arabic words read, "After the revolution - let them speak" (L), "Before the revolution - let them play" (R).