A judge watches the leather ring held by two competitors with their middle fingers at the Alps Finger Wrestling championships in Reichertshofen, southern Germany. Competitors battle for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over a marked line on the table.
A man prepares a ballot in a booth at a polling station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Dobropillya. Ukraine held a presidential election seen as the most important in the country's history as it battles a deadly pro-Russian insurrection in the east.
Shi'ite pilgrims beat themselves as a sign of grief at the holy shrine of the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim during the annual commemoration of the saint's death at Kazimiyah district of Baghdad, Iraq.
Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.