24 July 2012
Last updated at 12:12
People protest outside the Justice Palace in Lima against Peru's Supreme Court's decision to reduce the murder sentence of former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.
President Obama has warned Syria's president and those under him that they will be held accountable if they make the "tragic mistake" of using chemical weapons. Speaking during a trip to Reno, Nevada, the US president also said that the Syrian people deserved a government that "respects their basic rights to live in peace, freedom and dignity".
James Holmes appears in court at the Arapahoe County Justice Centre in Centennial, Colorado. Holmes, 24, is accused of shooting dead 12 people and wounding 58 others at a cinema outside Denver during a midnight screening of the Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Singer Paloma Faith performs at the Opening of International Olympic Committee session at the Royal Opera House, London.
Pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
An orphaned red squirrel is the 1,000th animal to be rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals this year.
British actor, Patrick Stewart, carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg through Croydon. The 70-day relay involves 8,000 torch bearers covering 8,000 miles.
Syrian rebels hunt for snipers after attacking the municipality building in the centre of Selehattin, near Aleppo, during firefights with Syrian troops.
A man reacts while walking past an uprooted tree, after a severe typhoon hit Hong Kong disrupting business across the financial hub.
Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera celebrates after he dismissed Indian cricketer Virat Kohli during the second one day international match between Sri Lanka and India at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse international cricket stadium in the southern district of Hambantota, Sri Lanka.