Most of the youth football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have taken their first step towards becoming Buddhist novices. Their coach is also taking part in the ceremony which is a tradition for Thai men who have experienced adversity.
Murals of Tibet took its author ten years to research and compile
A curfew is put in place and a state of emergency declared in the country after Muslim-owned businesses and houses are set on fire by groups of hardline Buddhists.
Monks at Zenkoji temple in Nagano City, central Japan, brush off the dust accumulated throughout this year in a traditional ritual