An eerie silence greets visitors to an artisanal goldmine in SW Burkina Faso, West Africa after a tunnel collapse killing a miner. a shanty town of 50,000 people has grown up around the mine over a three month period.
Monastic Life at Glencairn Abbey is about work and prayer for Sr Michelle Miller, left and Sr Sarah Branigan, who are part of a community of nuns at the enclosed Cistercian Glencairn Abbey, County Waterford.
Two families from Swat outside the cave in Haripur where they were staying until it was safe to return home. 1.7 million people were displaced following heavy fighting between the Taliban and Government forces in Northern Pakistan.