Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF), consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to reinforce pro-government forces on the front line in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh
A wild cow tosses a reveller at the bullring following the seventh running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain
School children wearing traditional costumes celebrate the upcoming Kings Coronation in Nukualofa, Tonga. Tonga is preparing for the coronation of King Tupou VI with a week of festivities ahead of the official service at the Free Wesleyan Church in Nuku’alofa on Saturday.
An Israeli man walks past a concrete protective shelter painted by Israeli artist Eliasaf Myara in the village of Shokeda, located a few kilometers from the border with the Gaza Strip. July 8 marks one year since the 2014 Gaza conflict
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a locally made firearm during a visit at the state-owned defence industry Pt. Pindad plant in Bandung, western Java island.
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A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group
A rat searches for land mines and unexploded ordnance during a training session in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasibility of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world.
Figures made by 3D printers produced by Japanese animation company Bihou are displayed at the Advanced Content Technology Expo in Tokyo
A lightning storm hits Blyth on the Northumberland coast early this morning, as thunderstorms and heavy downpours heralded cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record
People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich
A sticker with the word ‘No’ in Greek is seen on an advertisement in front of a retail store in Athens, Greece. Greece’s last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in campfire songs session with fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout at South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C, The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let’s Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges
Carrying banners calling for a “NO” vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country’s creditors, protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, late on Monday. Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say ‘No’ to the latest offer of a bailout deal Monday, accusing Greece‘s international creditors of blackmail
People watch as Jamie Wardley and Claire Jamieson who are part of the Sand in Your Eye team, draw a violin on Elie Beach in Fife in honour of a 300 year old Stradivarius violin which is on loan to the 2015 East Neuk Festival.
A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.
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Police officers control the crowd while surrounding a man suspected to be involved in opening fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on Friday, an interior ministry spokesman said
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets members of the public as she walks across the Pariser Platz square in Berlin, Germany. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are on their fifth state visit to Germany
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Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK
A woman walks past a graffiti by Greek street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil
Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft is pictured at The Financial Times in London. Gates’ plans to double his investments in renewable technologies