A South Korean traditional gate guard beats a drum during the reopening ceremony of landmark Sungnyemun gate in Seoul. Five years after an arsonist destroyed it, the stone-and-wood southern gate to the old walled capital of Seoul has been painstakingly restored to its late 14th century glory by a small army of master craftsmen using traditional tools.
Jakub Koucky (R), a graduate from Jedlickuv Institute, in a wheelchair, is helped by a climber during the first ever attempt to rappel from Prague's Congress Center at an event to mark the institute's 100th founding anniversary in Prague, Czech Republic.
A supporter is silhouetted against a giant flag of Malaysia's opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party as he waves the party's flag ahead of the upcoming general elections in Pekan, Pahang state.
A crescent moon rises above a backfire started into the Santa Monica Mountains off Potrero Road near Newbury Park, California as a fire ignition flare is fired from the road.