16 July 2012
Last updated at 11:59
A man walks past dead fish floating along the banks of the South Lake in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Local media reported that the summer heat and rich nutrients in the water caused an algae bloom that deprived the fish of oxygen
Revellers hold aloft torches as they take part in the Correfoc party in Barcelona, Spain. Correfocs, or "fire-runs," are among the most striking features present in Catalan festivals. In the Correfoc, participants dress as devils and light fireworks.
US President Barack Obama is soaked during a heavy rainstorm at a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Virginia. Obama travelled to Virginia on Saturday for a number of campaign events.
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami march during an anti-US and NATO rally in Karachi, Pakistan. Islamabad agreed to reopen overland routes to NATO convoys last week after a seven-month blockade sparked by a US air raid on a border post that killed Pakistani soldiers.
The peloton makes the climb of the Col du Portel stage fourteen of the Tour de France from Limoux to Foix. The stage was hit by saboteurs who threw tacks onto the road and left 30 riders suffering punctures. Leader Bradley Wiggins was praised by organisers for "fair play" after halting competitive racing following the incident on the final climb.
The refugee influx in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan is now a "full-blown humanitarian crisis", Save The Children warns. "People are coming just as heavy rains make it virtually impossible to access these areas to provide aid," said Jon Cunliffe, Save the Children's South Sudan country director.
The Syrian capital Damascus has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the conflict so far, according to reports from activists and residents. Mortar and small-arms fire were reported in several areas as government forces clashed with the Free Syrian Army.
Thom Yorke, lead singer of the British band Radiohead, performs at the Optimus Alive music festival at Alges, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.
Codey McCurrach leads Devin Mitsuing to the home stretch during the Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon final day at the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Hindu devotees offer prayers at the Pashupatinath temple as they take part in the "Bol Bom" or Say Shiva pilgrimage in Kathmandu, Nepal.