Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik works on a sculpture about Cyclone Phailin that hit Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
Schoolgirls wave Vietnamese and Chinese flags before a welcoming ceremony for Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Li is in Hanoi on a three-day visit to Vietnam from October 13 to 15.
Goats are painted to attract customers while being displayed for sale by a Pakistani merchant for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," on the outskirts of Islamabad.
An Afghan refugee child sits on roadside in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.