8 June 2012
Last updated at 16:16
An image created using a variable planed lens of the royal barge, Gloriana, passing the Houses of Parliament during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in London, England.
A passenger plane crashed in to buildings in a densely populated district of Nigeria's main city of Lagos. All 153 people on board, and an unknown number on the ground, were killed.
Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak has been jailed for life over the killing of demonstrators last year. Crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the verdicts, and protests were also held in Egypt's second city Alexandria, Suez and Mansoura.
The Enterprise Space Shuttle has been taken up the Hudson River in New York to its final destination at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.
The Planet Venus put on a show for sky watchers by moving across the face of the Sun as viewed from Earth. The transit is a very rare astronomical event that will not be seen again for another 105 years.
Police officers beat opposition demonstrators during a protest against the suspension of Zambian Supreme Court judge Phillip Musonda and High Court judges Charles Kajimanga and Nigel Mutuna, in Lusaka.
Documenta, one of the world's biggest contemporary art fairs, is being staged in the German town of Kassel. Chinese artist Yan Lei has made a picture a day every day for the last year (pictured) and over the next 100 days, his works will gradually be sprayed with car paint at the nearby Volkswagen plant, turning the gallery into a room of blank canvases.
Kazakh nomads herd their livestock across a plain in Altay in China's Xinjiang region.
A US Marine removes a bandolier of ammunition from around his neck during a group shooting lesson for Afghanistan Uniformed Police (AUP) at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province.
Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems.