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Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Full Moon, Putin T-Shirts, World Cup Cat
June 12, 2014 09:49 BST
A Virgin Airlines commercial aircraft is illuminated by the setting sun in front of a full moon after taking off from Sydney Airport.
A boy plays basketball as the setting sun illuminates low clouds at an outdoor basketball court in Sydney's beachside suburb of Cronulla. The city has recorded its warmest May on record, with mean maximum temperatures of 23.2 degrees Celsius, 3.8 degrees above the historical average and 0.5 degrees above the previous record, set in 2007.
Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi clears the bar in a promotional event at Herald Square in Manhattan, New York.
Rugby League players Will Hopoate, Josh Reynolds, Michael Jennings and Jack Wighton take an ice bath during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin training session in Coffs Harbour, Australia.
England and Union flags adorn a house in a street in the Knowle West area of Bristol, ahead of the football World Cup.
Flags of the participants in the 2014 World Cup are hung over a street in the town of Santa Cruz Cabralia, north of Porto Seguro, Brazil.
Leila de Matos holds her odd-eyed white cat Yandu, wearing a Brazilian flag hat, as they visit Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
A farmer prepares to plant rice at a paddy field in Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia.
Rescue workers try to move a car trapped on a flooded street in Qinzhou, southwest China's Guangxi province.
A motorcyclist drives through flooded streets following a heavy downpour in Agartala, the capital of northeastern Indian state of Tripura.
People ride a motorcycle that belonged to the Iraqi army, at a Kurdish military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Kurdish forces initially attempted to stop people driving vehicles looted from the Iraqi army at the checkpoint but eventually let them through as there were too many of them.
Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa.
A Palestinian protester argues with an Israeli border policeman during a demonstration in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, outside Israel's Ofer military prison near Ramallah.
Ultra-orthodox Jews celebrate the wedding of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin in Jerusalem. Esther Rokeach is the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world.
Performers act on stage during a dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' at the foothill of Masada, an ancient Jewish mountaintop fortress near the Dead Sea in southeast Israel.
A visitor attends the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California.
Women inspect T-shirts displaying images of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, on sale at GUM department store in Moscow.
Taxi drivers blockade Whitehall in London to protest against the introduction of the Uber smartphone app.
Taxi drivers gather near Berlin's Olympic Stadium to protest against apps like Uber.
A boy scavenges for recyclable plastic on a rubbish tip in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Dozens of children work every day in the Anlong Pi landfill, which is situated only few kilometres aways from the world famous Angkor temples.
A Seleka fighter smokes during a patrol in the Central African Republic, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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