5 September 2012
Last updated at 13:03
US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses Democratic delegates at the party's convention, making the case for President Barack Obama's re-election.
A number of fireworks and other missiles are thrown at police lines during a third night of trouble in north Belfast. Tensions have been running high since 12 July, when a loyalist band taking part in an annual Protestant Orange Order parade was filmed marching in a circle outside a Catholic church, playing what was perceived to be a sectarian song.
The retractable roof of the Rogers Centre gets stuck open as the rain begins to fall during the sixth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto, Canada.
Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.
Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile who shouts slogans during a protest against the visit of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie in New Delhi, India.
Ruzhdi Ruzhdi of Bulgaria competes in the Men's Discus Throw F54/55/56 final on day seven of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium in London, England.
A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside gas company Gazprom's headquarters in Moscow, Russia.
An Ethiopian nun holds a candle at the Tomb of Mary outside Jerusalem's Old City before a procession.
Embers on a burned hillside glow under a starry sky at a fire in the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora, California.