Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gets a laugh as he takes his place at a group photo of G20 leaders outside the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia.
US astronaut Michael Hopkins, left, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, centre, and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on spacesuits before a training session at the Star City space centre outside Moscow. Mr Hopkins, Mr Kotov and Mr Ryazanskiy are scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in September 2013.
Britain’s Mo Farah, right, crosses the finish line to win the men’s 5000-metre final ahead of Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet, left, and Kenya’s Isiah Kiplangat Koech, second from left, at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Friday.
Yelena Babkini and her husband Boris walk through Gorky Park with their bicycles after having been married earlier on Thursday in Moscow
United States’ Inika McPherson competes in a women’s high jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Thursday
Athletes compete in a women’s 5,000m heat at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia
Competitors jump a water obstacle in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase heat during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Monday
Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts during a training session for the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow
Volunteers take a break during a rehearsal on Wednesday for the opening ceremony of the 14th International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships at the Olympic stadium in Moscow.
Russian police officers stand outside the embassy of Venezuela in Moscow on Thursday, the same day it was announced that Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker, has left the city’s Sheremetyevo airport after Russia granted him temporary asylum, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area. Venezuela is one of the countries, with Nicaragua and Bolivia, to have offered Snowden refuge.