Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former long-time political prisoner, poses with her honorary degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, central Italy.
Released French hostage Daniel Larribe, right, is surrounded by his wife and two daughters as President Francois Hollande, left, and Defense Minister Jean-Luc Le Drian, second left, look on after Larribe's arrival at Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris. The four Frenchmen were held hostage in the Sahara desert by al-Qaida-linked gunmen for three years.
Indian volunteers of a social organization release lanterns in Kolkata to promote a peaceful and eco-friendly Diwali and create awareness against child labor in the fire cracker industry.
A woman photographs a sculpture by U.S. artist Carl Billingsley called "Red Center" during the world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor art exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea" in Sydney in Australia.