24 August 2012
Last updated at 16:56
A Muslim woman prays after breaking fast on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan before the Eid holiday, at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India.
Julian Assange has urged the US to end its "witch-hunt" against Wikileaks, in his first public statement since entering Ecuador's London embassy. Mr Assange spoke from a balcony at the embassy and thanked Ecuador's president, who has granted him asylum.
An image captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows a thick plume of smoke sent by an intense wildfire that broke out on the Greek island of Chios.
Nasa's Curiosity rover, a sophisticated mobile science laboratory, has made its first test drive on Mars. It took about five minutes to complete the manoeuvre. Another 10 minutes or so was spent taking pictures of the outcome, recording the vehicle's historic first tracks in the Martian soil.
A child stands in pouring rain in the slum of Susan's Bay in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. The government has described a current cholera outbreak as a "national emergency." At the height of the wet season, over-populated areas with poor water and sanitation are exacerbating the spread of the disease.
An injured mother carries her wounded children to a local hospital in Quetta. Police say a roadside bomb targeting a security convoy has killed at least one civilian and wounded several others in southwestern Pakistan.
Mine workers attend a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. Police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 others last week.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to give his country "breathing space" following a meeting of the two leaders in Berlin.
People swim at the start of the annual Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich. The participants swam across Lake Zurich on a 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) track.
Two people are dead, including a gunman, and up to eight others are wounded in a shootout near New York's Empire State Building, officials say. Law enforcement officials said a shop worker sacked near the iconic tower shot dead a former colleague.