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The sun rises over St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay on the Northumberland coast as a flock of Lapwing seabirds fly past on Wednesday
The sun rises over Whitley Bay with the top of St Mary’s lighthouse visible, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into northern Europe this weekend, including Britain, creating a “Spanish Plume”
Cyclists reflect in a puddle and silhouette against the sky as sun sets near Guelpe, northeastern Germany
People sunbathe at Levante Beach on Wednesday in Benidorm, Spain
Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday
The Swiss solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, HB-SIB, taking off with Swiss explorer Andre Borshberg on board for the third leg Ahmedabad to Varanasi, of the Round-The-World, in Ahmedabad, on Wednesday.
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft, takes flight as it begins its historic round-the-world journey from Al Bateen Airport, Abu Dhabi, on Monday
A gardener is silhouetted against the sun as he trims the grass at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens on Wednesday
The rising sun lights smoke in the air as a man crosses the street near Forward Operating Base Fenty in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
Autumn sun rises over the river Leine and surrounding landscape in Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany
A Chinese girl wears a face-kini as she floats in the water on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
An airplane approaches the airport while the clouds are turned red by the rising sun in Frankfurt, Germany
This picture released by Nasa shows a still image taken from a video of the sun taken by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – it shows a wide range of wavelengths invisible to the naked eye
Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel
Sun reflects off the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London. The tower has been blamed for starting fires and causing damage, including warping the panels of a car, from the heat of the reflected sunlight
A guide shields her face from the sun while touring the park surrounding the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The sun sets over Mont Saint-Michel, a Unesco world heritage site in western France