25 July 2012
Last updated at 10:54
Edwardo Martinez tries to coax Pete Lui off the balcony of his home in Racine, Wisconsin, as flames spread through the second-floor apartment. Mr Lui was rescued by the Racine Fire Department and taken to hospital. His condition is unknown.
A clown eats lunch after participating in the inauguration of the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City. Clowns from Central America and South America and the Caribbean have gathered for three days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops.
People in Cannes pass a photograph showing Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in the French town of Vallauris. Photographs are on display during the exhibition Picasso Les chemins du Sud at the city's Art Centre La Malmaison.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses with Prime Minister David Cameron and former Prime Ministers John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ahead of a Diamond Jubilee lunch hosted by Mr Cameron at Downing Street in London.
Christian Bale visits the memorial for victims of the shooting at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, Colorado. James Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 at a screening of the new Batman film, in which Bale has the title role.
Andre Iguodala, of the US men's senior national team, shoots against Victor Claver, of Spain, during a pre-Olympic exhibition game at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
A boy takes a photo of his mother posing with the image of Tokyo Skytree reflected in the mirror of an artwork created by Tokyo University of Art students.
Umbrellas are displayed over a street outside a store in Seoul, South Korea.
Ivory Coast reggae singer Alpha Blondy performs at the Carthage International Festival.
Members of the 18th street gang listen to visiting speakers at the Cojutepeque Jail, east of San Salvador. Members of US gang rehabilitation organisations are visiting El Salvador to discuss the truce proposal between rival gangs and the Salvadorean government.