Crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual “Tomatina”, tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometres outside Valencia, Spain
A firefighter lowers a statue of Jesus rescued in the town of Amatrice following the earthquake that levelled the town in central Italy.
Steampunk enthusiasts fix their attire in a church hall on the first day of ‘The Asylum Steampunk Festival’ in Lincoln, northern England
Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.
Australian rainbow lorikeets (parrots), cool off in a sprinkler at the zoo of Pessac near Bordeaux, as temperatures soar across the country
A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy
People participate in the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich Switzerland
An artist’s impression issued by the European Southern Observatory showing the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The rocky planet, that may harbour life, has been discovered in another solar system just four light years from Earth, close enough to be reached by future space missions.
A visitor of the “Suedbad” public open air swimming pool slides down into the refreshing water on August 24, 2016 in Hameln, northern Germany
U.S Vice President Joe Biden visits a destroyed part of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. Biden is on a one day visit to Turkey during which it is expected that the extradition of Fethullah Gulen will be one of the main topics. Turkey had requested the extradition of Gulen, whom they believe is the mastermind behind a failed coup on 15 July
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Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev, Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin
A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time
Holidaymakers bask in the sunshine and enjoy the fine weather on the North Wales coast at Llandudno, Wales. As many Britons head to the seaside during the busiest holiday week of the year, weather forecasters have predicted a two day heatwave across many parts of the UK
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In this photo released by Italian Red Cross migrants embrace each other during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea. At least five people have died during the sinking of a wooden boat full with migrants as they tried to reach the Italian coasts
Uniformed soldiers of the King of Norway’s Guard parade for inspection by their mascot, king penguin Nils Olav, who was awarded a knighthood in 2008, at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo as they announce the penguin’s promotion and new title of‚ Brigadier Sir Nils Olav. The prestigious title was awarded during a special ceremony which was attended by over 50 uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway. Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard.
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Divers and fishermen carry the image of the Virgin of Palm as a girl touch it at El Rinconcillo beach during the yearly Virgin of Palm maritime pilgrimage 2016 in Algeciras, Spain.
A reveller takes part in a village band march during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, outside Valletta, Malta
A French police officer stands guard by Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as people queue for the mass for the feast of the Assumption
A young migrant runs after a ball in the street of Via Cupa outside the former Baobab migrants reception centre next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome