16 August 2012
Last updated at 12:20
A member of the US Department of Natural Resources watches as the Taylor Bridge Fire burns on the south side of Highway 970, Washington State. The blaze has forced hundreds from their homes and has burned dozens of properties.
Elvis Presley fans take part in a candlelight vigil at Graceland, Presley's Memphis home. Fans from around the world gathered to mark the 35th anniversary of the singer's death.
A girl dressed in traditional costume looks around the historic complex of Panama Viejo, or Old Panama, during the 493rd anniversary of its foundation.
Muslims pray during a special service for Lailat al-Qader - also known as the Night of Power, the 27th night of the Holy month of Ramadan - at the 600-year-old grand mosque in Jamia Masjid, Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Members of the Castellers de Gracia team form a human tower during one of Barcelona's most lively festivals, the Festa Major de Gracia, which showcases the Catalan culture.
A woman walks past the outdoor graffiti art exhibit at 5 Pointz in Long Island, New York. 5 Pointz is considered to be one of the world's premier graffiti areas, with artists from around the globe painting on the walls of a 200,000 sq ft factory.
Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla inspects an honour guard with her Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Students clash with riot police during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.
A UN security boat approaches the hotel in Goma where defence chiefs from 11 African countries are meeting to discuss the details of a neutral force to intervene in the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.