10 July 2012
Last updated at 12:55
The Nasa/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of star U camelopardalis nearing the end of its life and surrounded by gas.
Bonhams employee George Foren poses for photographs with a rare trial proof copy of Andy Warhol's 1985 portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at the auction house's central London offices.
A man jumps into the sea at the Bous a la Mar festival in the eastern Spanish town of Denia, during which revellers emerge from protective barriers and provoke bulls to chase them until they fall into the sea. The bulls are then rescued by small boats, which tow them to safety.
A woman rides a bicycle past uncompleted villas at a new urban zone in Hanoi, Vietnam.
A bee collects pollen from a sunflower on a field near northern Swiss town Leibstadt.
A forensic expert searches for the remains of a victim of the Srebrenica massacre, at the International Commission on Missing Persons centre near Tuzla, Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Actor Ernest Borgnine is remembered with flowers near his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, California. Borgnine, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a shy butcher in love in 1955's Marty, died at the age of 95.
The US has broken its record for the hottest six months in a calendar year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said. An 11-day heat-wave in the US has claimed at least 46 lives.
Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is sentenced to 14 years in jail for recruiting and using child soldiers, following the International Criminal Court's first conviction since it was set up 10 years ago.
French Republican Guard parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris during a rehearsal for the national celebration of Bastille Day on 14 July.
Parma football club players train on the beach during a pre-season session at Geovillage in Olbia, Italy.