7 August 2012
Last updated at 12:30
Mexico's Isabel Delgado Plancarte and Nuria Diosdado Garcia spit water during their performance in the synchronised swimming duets free routine qualification round at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Children in the audience sit on the floor of the ballroom as they listen to US President Barack Obama speak at a campaign fundraiser in Stamford, Connecticut.
As fighting continues across the country, Syria's new cabinet has begun work, after Prime Minister Riad Hijab defected and denounced Damascus's "terrorist regime". Here Mahmoud, a 21-year-old Palestinian resident of Syria, rests in a field hospital after he was found with three bullet wounds in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Nelson Mandela, 94, the former President of South Africa, at his home in Qunu. Mr Mandela, in failing health, has only seen a few visitors outside his family in recent years.
Flooding caused by torrential rain has paralysed parts of the Philippine capital, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes and closing schools, offices and the stock exchange. Casualties have been reported, with at least eight people killed in a landslide in Manila and reports of other deaths elsewhere.
Somali National Army soldiers race near to the parliament building in Mogadishu, one year on from the withdrawal of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militia.
Workers make toffee-like traditional sweet cake called dodol, a special Ramadan delicacy, at a home factory in Serpong on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.
A seven-day-old Siamang gibbon is carried by his mother, Jamby, at a safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel. The Siamang gibbon is found mainly on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula.
Tourists from Asia enjoy the sun on the Promenade des Anglais in the French city of Nice.