A protester holds a defaced portrait of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after Leung, right, voted at a polling station for the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong, on September 9.
An Afghan policeman stands guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, the capital. On September 8, a suicide bomber reported to be a teenager detonated himself, resulting in the deaths of at least six people.
Earthquakes struck China's Guizhou and Yunnan provinces on September 7, the strongest quake had a magnitude of 5.6. Above, a resident of Yunnan province returns to his damaged home on September 8.
A group of refugees from Syria eats next to their tent at the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, on September 8. About 200,000 Syrian refugees have entered Jordan since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011.
Nearly 2,000 policemen, coast guards, and firefighters continued their protests against planned salary cuts in Greece. A police officer stands in a mock gallows outside the Finance Ministry, on September 6, 2012.
A Turkish coast guard carries the dead body of a refugee girl as others search for survivors. On September 6, at least 58 undocumented migrants seeking refuge in Europe drowned when their boat sank.
Landslides and floods in Vietnam have killed at least 29 people in recent days. Above, Thao Thi Cua holds her child as she waits while rescuers search for her husband.