23 June 2011
Last updated at 20:29
A horse rears in a crowd during the traditional St John festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the island of Minorca, Spain.
Tens of thousands of students protest in Chile's capital, Santiago, demanding changes in the public state education system.
It is whale-watching season in Sydney, Australia, as the mammals begin their migration from the southern regions to warmer waters in the north. The migration continues throughout July and the whales return between September and November.
Lady Gaga sips from a teacup carrying the words "Pray for Japan" at a news conference in Tokyo. The US singer will attend a charity event for the victims of the 11 March tsunami and earthquake.
Two lion cubs keep an eye on their mother at the Hagenbeck zoo in the northern German city of Hamburg.
Kyrgyz women burn branches of Himalayan pencil juniper for luck during an inauguration ceremony for a large aircraft ramp at the US transit centre in Manas near the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. The ramp will provide a 52% increase in maximum parking capacity at the airport, US officials say.
Tourists watch the discharge of water from the Xiaolangdi reservoir on the Yellow River in Jiyuan, Henan province, China.
A motocross rider takes part in the "Rocket Ride" race at the Erzberg Rodeo, near Eisenerz, in Austria.
Locals watch the "Trishul Jatra" or Tridents Festival at Jayabageshwari in Kathmandu.
Participants dressed in traditional Bavarian folk clothes walk to the shore of Staffelsee lake for the annual Corpus Christi procession in Seehausen, Germany.
A street sweeper takes a break in suburban Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines. Rains spread across the city on Thursday as the tropical storm named Meari, locally known as Falcon, enters the country.
An elderly man walks through rubble in the Libyan city of Misrata, which has suffered heavily in the country's uprising.