In Pictures

Day in pictures: 25 July 2014

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

Fireworks explode during celebrations for St James' day in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain
Fireworks explode during celebrations for St James's day in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Pedestrians look at tropical fish displayed in a fish tank in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo's shopping district Ginza, Japan
Some 1,000 tropical fish, brought in from the waters around Japan's southern island of Okinawa, are displayed in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo.
People remove the cover from The Bund Without Us, an artwork made by artist Cai Guoqiang, in Shanghai, China
People remove the cover from The Bund Without Us, an artwork made by artist Cai Guoqiang, in Shanghai, China. Cai used gunpowder and hard paper to create the artwork.
A member of staff poses for photographers with a replica of the cake chosen to celebrate the christening of Queen Victoria's youngest son, Prince Leopold, in 1853, at Buckingham Palace in central London
A member of staff at Buckingham Palace poses for photographers with a replica of the cake chosen to celebrate the christening of Queen Victoria's youngest son, Prince Leopold, in 1853. A special exhibition on childhood in the British royal family featuring well-loved toys spanning 250 years opens at the Palace on 26 July.
A customer plays with a cat as she drinks a coffee at Cat Cafe Melbourne
Australia's first cat cafe is home to several cats from rescue shelters, and patrons can watch and play with them while enjoying a coffee.
Ross Murdoch wins the Men's 200m Breaststroke Final
Ross Murdoch broke the Commonwealth Games record and beat fellow Scot Michael Jamieson to claim gold in the men's 200m breaststroke final. A thrilled Murdoch, 20, said: "There's no way that just happened. I can't believe it. That was amazing."
Visitors ride the little train of Artouste in the Pyrenees, Franc
Visitors ride the Little train of Artouste in the Pyrenees, France, one of Europe's highest operational trains, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
People cover themselves with a plastic sheet to shield from strong wind and heavy rainfall as Typhoon Matmo hits Hefei, China
People use a plastic sheet to protect themselves from strong wind and heavy rainfall as Typhoon Matmo hits Hefei, China.
Rothschild Giraffe Freya, with her female baby giraffe calf
Rothschild's Giraffe Freya, with her female baby giraffe calf that was born this week at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, England.