Monty Python cast members announce the dates of their live show tour. Left to right: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam
US First Lady Michelle Obama performs t’ai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School in Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan province. Michelle Obama arrived in China last week with her mother and daughters to start a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. Read more
Cyclists start the sport stage of the 2nd day of the Dubai Tour on Thursday
Team Cannondale leads the chase of the first pack for their sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, last in line in the best sprinter’s green jersey, during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 205.5 kilometers (128.5 miles) with start in Montpellier and finish in Albi, southern France. Centre is Daryl Impey of South Africa, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey.
Rugby players Christian Leali’ifano (left) and Israel Folau (right) during a recovery session at Coogee Beach, Sydney in Australia.