Graffiti depicting Lord of the Rings character Gollum is seen on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday in the German city
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A blue French cockerel by German artist Katharina Fritsch is unveiled in Trafalgar Square in London, England. The five-metre high fibreglass cockerel was installed as the ninth sculpture to occupy the vacant fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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Model maker Katrina James places a Lego model of Prince George of Cambridge outside a model of Buckingham Palace, part of a new attraction created to commemorate the birth of Prince George at the Legoland resort in Windsor, England. Read more
A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius in Shanghai.
An aerial view of several kinds of rice plants designed to depict a Japanese oiran, or traditional courtesan, left, and actress Marilyn Monroe at ricefields in Inakadate town, Aomori prefecture. The annual event, known as ‘Tanbo art’, or ricefield art, is a project in which people plant different kinds of rice to create a giant picture in ricefields.
An employee paints the outer decoration of a café bar in the Prague district of Holešovice. The café bar is a uniquely designed multicultural centre with a futuristic design and many unusual artefacts.
Shoppers walk across shadows cast on the floor of a mall in Beijing, China. The country’s leaders face new pressure to stimulate a slowing economy after growth fell to its lowest level since 1991, depressed by weak trade and efforts to cool a credit boom.
A man reads the Koran inside the Mecca Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Read more
An Indian sadhu blows a buffalo horn on the eve of the Kharchi Puja in Agartala, capital of the northeastern state of Tripura. The week-long Hindu festival is held in honour of 14 gods.
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A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia.