Day in pictures: 5 September 2013

5 September 2013 Last updated at 12:39

Twenty-four hours of news photos: 5 September 2013
Pupils walk with umbrellas in the rain on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hanoi
Pupils walk with umbrellas in the rain on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hanoi. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with around 22 million children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break, local newspapers reported.
A demonstrator waves a flag during a protest in front of the parliament building in Sofia
A demonstrator waves a flag during a protest in front of the Bulgarian parliament building in Sofia. Demonstrations against the government erupted two weeks after it took office in late May, following the appointment of a media magnate to a security post. The government reversed the appointment but that did not quell public anger about corruption.
A praying mantis lands on the centre court
A praying mantis lands on the centre court as Rafael Nadal of Spain plays against compatriot Tommy Robredo during the men's quarter-final match at the US Open tennis championships in New York.
A man drives a moped in a street of Maldives's capital Male
A man drives a moped in a street in Male, island capital of the Maldives. Male is home to about 120,000 people and mopeds are the most popular mode of transportation in the streets of this very small, crowded city.
A man looks at his mobile phone as he walks past a screen during the launch of the new Xiaomi smartphone
A man looks at his mobile phone as he walks past a screen during the launch of the new Xiaomi smartphone in Beijing.
A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent.
In the UK dozens of people are injured as more than 100 vehicles are involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the A249 Sheppey crossing in Kent.
Children cheer on the Brazilian national football players
Children cheer on the Brazilian national football players during a training session in Brasilia. Brazil will play a friendly match against Australia on Saturday.
A man walks past an illuminated sign reading Tokyo 2020 We Believe which is made from 2,020 candles at Zojoji temple in Tokyo
A man walks past an illuminated sign reading Tokyo 2020 We Believe which is made from 2,020 candles at Zojoji temple in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at a meeting in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
A hunter sprays water on his falcon
A hunter sprays water on his falcon to cool it off in a desert area near the Saudi city of Dheba.