31 May 2012
Last updated at 12:47
German Chancellor Merkel and European Commission President Barroso wave from the red carpet at the start of the Council of the Baltic Sea States leader summit in Stralsund.
The burnt-out terrain in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. The fire, still raging in the rugged mountains, has spread across 170,000 acres becoming the largest wildfire in the state's history, officials said.
A riot policeman rubs his eyes as protesters march in Bogota. Teachers and workers took to the streets to demand better salaries and work conditions.
A member of the rebel movement Sudan Liberation Army, stands guard as people wait in line in Forog, north Darfur, for the arrival of an African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) delegation to open a new clinic.
Coralee Ashley Tibeingana Ahabwe Wade LaRue, of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, spells her word during the third round of the National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
A Bengal tiger is hosed by a spray of water from a zookeeper on a hot summer day at the Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Ranchi, India.
Tower Bridge in London is illuminated to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Manny Pacquiao spars with Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Timothy Bradley at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.
US marathon runner Meb Keflezighi trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Mammoth Lakes, California. Olympic silver medallist Keflezighi, 37, is the oldest American ever to qualify for the Olympic marathon.
French journalist Romeo Langlois, abducted a month ago by left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia, has been released. He was handed over to a group of international mediators in the jungle in the south of the country.