Elderly holidaymakers enjoy a traditional ice cream cone on the South Beach in Lowestoft, England. The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert as temperatures throughout England and Wales are predicted to reach their highest level of the year this weekend
Papuan tribesmen in traditional costume sport a banner bearing the portrait of presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla as they arrive to vote centre in Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday. There is a growing movement to end Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua
Palestinians not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the village of Al-Ram, near Ramallah on Friday.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris. Mr Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor’s office said
An Afghan woman waits to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable
Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.
An al-Qaida-inspired militant stand guard at a checkpoint captured from the Iraqi Army outside Baiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq
Britian’s Queen Elizabeth, French President Francois Hollande, Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko, Netherland’s King Willem-Alexander and Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri (L-R) arrive for a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville Castle. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two’s D-Day landings
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A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-53 Korean War on South Korea’s Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea
Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer’s Free French commando, 91-year-old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy, France. Mr Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer’s special forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This week marks the 70th anniversary of that event.
A general aerial view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
The Russian Izvestia newspaper, citing an official document, claims that Russia has drafted a program for colonisation of the moon and plans to send the first expeditions to build a permanent lunar base in 2030
A worker adjusts a display of paper lanterns at Sensoji Buddhist temple, Tokyo, Japan. The lanterns carry the names of supporters that have donated money to the temple.
Titan, a robot created by England’s Cyberstein Robots, walks through Danilovsky market in downtown Moscow, Russia.
A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk
A protester is prevented by police from placing a sticker on the logo of the US embassy during a rally in Manila, Philippines, ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The US and Philippine governments are rushing to finalise, for possible signing, the so-called Agreement on Enhanced Defence Co-operation (AEDC) which will allow a larger US military presence in the country.
A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves at Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France. The cemetery is the largest single French military burial place of the first world war.
A member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, looks on in the village of Zawa, Central African Republic
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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
A worker holds a roll of flags of India’s ruling Congress party after dyeing them at a flag manufacturing factory ahead of the 2014 general elections in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.