Day in pictures: 21 July 2014

A selection of images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours.

An aerial view of the refloated wreck of the Costa Concordia The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is pictured from the air having been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it had been resting on for the past year. It struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The Costa Concordia's owners, Costa Crociere, estimate the operation to remove the wreck from the reef and tow it for scrapping will cost 1.5bn euros (£1.2bn; $2bn) in total.
Newcastle United players warm up Newcastle United players warm up during a training session at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand, during their pre-season tour.
Visitors wander through the construction site of the Guedelon Castle in Treigny, central France Visitors wander through the construction site of the Guedelon Castle in Treigny, central France. Work began on the castle in 1997 and it is being built using only technologies from the 13th Century.
Northern Ireland"s Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug as his poses for a photographs Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship and third major title with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake. The Northern Irishman joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf's modern majors by the age of 25.
Boats decorated with flower wreaths sail during the Water Procession of Moos on Lake Constance into the harbour of Radolfzell, Germany Boats decorated with wreaths sail in the Water Procession of Moos on Lake Constance into the harbour of Radolfzell, Germany. The procession takes place annually on the third Monday of July and is a thanksgiving for the sparing of the citizens of Moos from a cattle plague in 1796.
A displaced woman from the northern Beit Hanun district in the Gaza Strip walks towards a UN school in Beit Lahia Israel has continued its military campaign in Gaza. Here a woman walks towards a UN school in Beit Lahia where residents have fled. More than 500 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the Israeli offensive, officials say.
A wounded Israeli soldier is carried on a stretcher into an awaiting helicopter for evacuation outside Gaza A wounded Israeli soldier is carried into a helicopter for evacuation outside Gaza. Twenty Israelis - 18 of them soldiers - have died, Israel says, as it seeks to end rocket fire from Gaza.
Nina Saunders makes her way across a zip wire over the river Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland Nina Saunders makes her way across a zip wire over the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park on Wednesday.
The former Heilongjiang TV station headquarters collapses as it is demolished by explosives to make way for the city's new administrative service centre in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China The former Heilongjiang TV station headquarters collapses as it is demolished by explosives to make way for the city's new administrative service centre in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.
Dagmara Wozniak reacts Dagmara Wozniak reacts after defeating Olga Kharlan of Ukraine to secure the US team's victory during their Women's team sabre semi-final competition at the Fencing World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Dancers perform on the closing night of Monty Python Live (Mostly) at The O2 Arena in London, England Dancers perform on the closing night of Monty Python Live (Mostly) at the O2 Arena in London, England.

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