Morning mist sits over the Cropston Reservoir in Britain. Photo Darren Staples/Reuters
The sun rises over the Mont Blanc, 3,842 meters (12,605 feet), between Italy and France
An aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue amidst mist as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Brazil
St Mary’s lighthouse on St Mary’s Island, England is seen here photographed at 3am on Wednesday morning, just before first light
Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon
A ship sits out in the North Sea near Tynemouth beach, North Tyneside, just before sunrise
An Indian dancer takes pictures of his partner is seen silhouetted against the sky and reflected in the water during the last sunset of the year on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India
A Lebanese hiker takes a picture of a cross on a hilltop in the northern ski resort village of Laklouk, 2000 meters above sea level in the Lebanese mountains north of Beirut
A man walks his dog along Formby Beach, Merseyside, as a shipwreck can be seen in the distance
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in red to promote the “Test, Treat, Live Better” awareness campaign marking World Aids Day in Rio de Janeiro.
Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany
At Take a View’s landscape photographer of the year awards, ‘Sunrise at Winnats Pass, Derbyshire’, taken by Sven Mueller, won the Visit Britain ‘You’re invited’ award for the best image from an overseas entrant.
An Afghan man pushes his cart along the shore of Shuhada lake in Kabul, Afghanistan
Children play on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan
A starry night sky on the Isle of Man, one of the best places in the British Isles to stargaze. The island has 26 designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Light pollution means that most Britons have never seen a truly dark sky, but its low population density and small number of built-up areas, makes the island an ideal location.
A glowing sunrise over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK.
The green hills of the Lake District in northwest England are reflected in Crummock Water early on Thursday. England and Wales were set for another scorching day before the summer heat turns to downpours
A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five per cent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining.
Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, UK, which featured in the film ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’. It was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006.
At dusk, the setting sunlight is reflected on the Taedong river in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday.