The pre-Alpine region near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, is pictured during sunrise. Photo Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/AFP
The Thufa hill in Reykjavik. Parliamentary elections will be held in Iceland on Saturday, more than 250,000 voters are called to elect the new parliament, 63 members of the Althing parliament. Photo Frank Augstein/AP
The sun rises over the New Forest in Hampshire in England. Photo Andrew Matthews/PA
Clouds float above the Castle of Somosko near Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary
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.