Iranian women recite verses of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran va Bidgol
Local children wave Japanese flags as Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, arrives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Mr Abe is visiting New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea Read more
Bosnian Muslim women crouch over the coffin of a relative, one of 175 newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica
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A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.
The sun rises over Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain on Wednesday, a day after Brazil’s national football team suffered a humiliating 7-1 World Cup defeat to Germany Read more
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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.
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.
Outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, is watched by photographers as he reads his papers on the second day of plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,
Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four occupants of the aircraft were killed when it crashed into two office buildings in the Utawala district.