Women shout slogans and march on a street after Friday prayers in Srinagar. A strict curfew in Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with neighboring Pakistan.
Security personnel stand guard during restrictions in Srinagar. Restrictions have been imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir as a precautionary measure after the state lost its special status and was bifurcated on Tuesday as Parliament approved a resolution scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution and passed a bill to split the state into two Union Territories.
The Delhi-Lahore bus, also known as Sada-e-Sarhad, leaves for Lahore from Ambedkar terminal in New Delhi. Despite tensions between Indo-Pak relations following the scrapping of the provisions of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the bus service continued uninterrupted.
India bowler Mohammed Shami, left, watches to the outfield as West Indies opening batsmen Chris Gayle, center, and Evin Lewis, right run between the wickets during their first One-Day International cricket match in Providence, Guyana.
India bowler Mohammed Shami second left, watches the outfield as West Indies opening batsmen Chris Gayle, right, and Evin Lewis, left, run between the wickets during their first One-Day International cricket match in Providence, Guyana.
Kyrgyz riot police stand behind a barricade set by supporters of former president Almazbek Atambayev near his residence in the village of Koi-Tash, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Police in Kyrgyzstan detained the Central Asian nation's ex-president following violent clashes with his supporters, a day after a previous attempt to arrest him left one policeman dead and nearly 80 people injured.
Planes stand parked at Cochin International Airport as all operations were suspended following waterlogging in the runway area, in Kochi. According to authorities, services will remain suspended till Sunday.
In this image made from video, policemen set up police tape over a road where rocks fell after an earthquake in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan. The earthquake caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon.
Balloons float over Ashton Court estate after the mass ascent at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in Bristol, England. Some hundreds of balloons are expected to take to the skies over the coming weekend, as long as the weather remains calm.
Balloons lift off during the mass ascent at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in Bristol, England. Some hundreds of balloons are expected to take to the skies over the coming weekend, as long as the weather remains calm.
Beatles lookalikes are joined by thousands of fans gathered to walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing, on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for the cover of their album 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album.
Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami rally against India, in Karachi, Pakistan. Islamabad said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with New Delhi, expel the Indian ambassador and suspend trade.
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes.
A Muslim pilgrim prays as she watches thousands of pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have arrived in the kingdom to participate in the annual hajj pilgrimage, a ritual required of all able-bodied Muslims at least once in their life.
Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce & Industry Hardeep Singh Puri addresses the inaugural session of ‘Cyclonic Resistance Design Consideration for Roofing and Facade System in Coastal & High Speed wind Zones’, organised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with the Institution of Engineers (India), in New Delhi. AAI Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra and others are also seen.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa during his aerial survey of the flood affected areas, in Bagalkot. The CM said that the Central government has assured to extend all assistance to Karnataka to deal with the situation arising out of severe floods and incessant rains in parts of the State.
Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood affected area, in Belgaum. As per the last count, nearly 44,000 people have been evacuated from flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka where the rain fury has left nine people dead in the past few days.
Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi offers condolences to Swaraj Kaushal and Bansuri Swaraj, husband and daughter of former external affairs minister late Sushma Swaraj during the 'Uthawani' ceremony, in New Delhi.
Namita Bhattacharya, daughter of former prime minister late AB Vajpayee offers condolences to Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former external affairs minister late Sushma Swaraj during the 'Uthawani' ceremony, in New Delhi.
First Lady Savita Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker Om Birla, former PM Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur during a felicitation ceremony of freedom fighters by the President on the 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others during a felicitation ceremony of freedom fighters by the President on the 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Samajwadi Party workers protest against Uttar Pradesh government over various issues including immediate action to be taken against main accused in Unnao rape case, outside the District Magistrate office in Mirzapur.
Muslims wait to offer Friday prayers at Jama Maszid in New Delhi. Several Muslims who offered Friday prayers expressed their unhappiness over the way the Indian government revoked Kashmir's special constitutional status.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at AIIMS, where former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted, in New Delhi. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors is attending to Jaitley; he is haemodynamically stable according to statement issued by AIIMS.
DMK chief MK Stalin and senior party leaders stand near the statue of party patriarch M Karunanidhi following the party nominee Kadhir Anand's success in the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency, in Chennai.