An Indonesian soldier helps evacuate an old man in a flooded street in Jakarta. Flood waters were gradually receding from the main streets of the teeming capital city on Friday.
Smoke billows from a burning car that burst into flames after gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Lebanese Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami in Tripoli. Armed protesters demanding the release of Islamist prisoners opened fire on the convoy. Karami was not harmed, but three others were wounded.
An activist, who lost an eye during clashes with police in November 2011, chants slogans as he joins soccer fans during a protest in Cairo. Hundreds gathered to demand justice for 74 people killed in a stadium stampede last year, as a court prepared to issue a verdict in the case.
Cows stand in a burned-out paddock after wildfires swept through the township of Seaton, Australia. Wildfires raging across southern Australia have killed one man and destroyed several homes.