Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas.
A man walks past street art in New York
A rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca
Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday
A basketball is shot towards the goal post during a women’s group stage 3×3 basketball match at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan
Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to mark the International Widows’ Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Widows from shelter homes gathered to celebrate International Widows’ Day which was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries.
Athletes compete in the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase race during the athletics events at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan
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Indian Hindu Kanwarias, worshippers of the Hindu God Shiva, carry metal canisters filled with holy water from the Ganges River as they walk towards Padilla Mahadev temple, on the outskirts of Allahabad, India
Luisa Avietti puts the finishing touches to a mural of Ed Sheeran made out of 13,000 ticket stubs, which has been created by StubHub to celebrate the British singer being revealed as the hottest act appearing in the UK this summer, in London’s Russell Square
People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston’s main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study
Greece‘s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is welcomed with a friendly tap by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency leader’s summit on Greece at the European Commission in Brussels
The constellation of three planets: the Moon, Jupiter and Venus are seem in the sky from the Mogyorosi viewpoint near Salgotarjan, Hungary
Historical re-enactors take part in a practice drills in the French Bivouac camp in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors from around the world will take part in three days of events from Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne
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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt leaves a polling booth in Oesterbro, Copenhagen. Polls opened in Denmark in an election that was too close to call, after a three-week campaign focusing on immigration and the economy
SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world
UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage, in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign
Racegoer Chelsey Baker wears a red flower hat during day two of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia
A Haitian woman peeks through a fence surrounding the Ministry of Interior and Police while waiting to register in Santo Domingo. The deadline expires Wednesday night for tens of thousands of undocumented Haitians born in the Dominican Republic under a controversial new immigration law that has aroused international concern from the United Nations and human rights groups. Dominican officials have said those who fail to register under a “Regularization Plan” will be deported within 45 days.