A sculpture of a giant hippopotamus named
A sculpture of a giant hippopotamus named "HippopoThames", designed and built by Dutch artist Florentjin Hofman, is towed past the Houses of Parliament at the start of the Totally Thames festival in London(Reuters)
A woman stands in front of a 25.3-metre-long giant rabbit designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan.
A woman stands in front of a 25.3-metre-long giant rabbit designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. "Moon rabbit" will be displayed from 4-14 September at the Taoyuan military base(Reuters)
Jim Murphy, shadow secretary of state for international development, is greeted by a man in a chicken suit carrying boxes of eggs as he arrives at a Better Together event at the Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr Murphy was pelted with eggs last week
Jim Murphy, shadow secretary of state for international development, is greeted by a man in a chicken suit carrying boxes of eggs as he arrives at a Better Together event at the Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr Murphy was pelted with eggs last week(Getty)
London mayor Boris Johnson speaks to members of the media at Leicester Square in London after his preferred plan to build a major new airport to the east of London, nicknamed Boris Island, was rejected by a government-appointed commission
London mayor Boris Johnson speaks to members of the media at Leicester Square in London after his preferred plan to build a major new airport to the east of London, nicknamed Boris Island, was rejected by a government-appointed commission(Reuters)
Left: People look at pictures by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado in Brasilia. Right: Sebastiao Salgado walks past one of his pictures at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia during a ceremony in which he donated the photograph
Left: People look at pictures by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado in Brasilia. Right: Sebastiao Salgado walks past one of his pictures at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia during a ceremony in which he donated the photograph "Xamas no Xingu" to the Brazilian government(Reuters)
Indian Hindu devotees immerse a statue of the Hindu god Lord Ganesha in a river on the outskirts of Patiala during the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival
Indian Hindu devotees immerse a statue of the Hindu god Lord Ganesha in a river on the outskirts of Patiala during the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival(AFP)
A devotee daubed in coloured powder takes part in the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai
A devotee daubed in coloured powder takes part in the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai(Reuters)
Lightning strikes over the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province, China
Lightning strikes over the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province, China(Reuters)
A car is seen on a damaged street after heavy rain caused flash floods in Veracruz, Mexico
A car is seen on a damaged street after heavy rain caused flash floods in Veracruz, Mexico(Reuters)
Nicolas Andreani of France rides Just a Kiss HN as he competes in the vaulting competition at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen
Nicolas Andreani of France rides Just a Kiss HN as he competes in the vaulting competition at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen(AFP)
Performers from the Cirque du Soleil promote their forthcoming show, Kooza, outside the Royal Albert Hall in London
Performers from the Cirque du Soleil promote their forthcoming show, Kooza, outside the Royal Albert Hall in London(AFP)
Usain Bolt celebrates after his team won a four-over exhibition match against Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh's team in Bangalore
Usain Bolt celebrates after his team won a four-over exhibition match against Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh's team in Bangalore(AFP)
Usain Bolt and Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh take part in a 100 metre exhibition sprint with fellow players after a four-over exhibition match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore
Usain Bolt and Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh take part in a 100 metre exhibition sprint with fellow players after a four-over exhibition match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore(AFP)
Former NBA player Yao Ming talks to former Chinese Basketball Association player Gong Luming as they coach their respective teams during a charity game in Dongguan, Guangdong province
Former NBA player Yao Ming talks to former Chinese Basketball Association player Gong Luming as they coach their respective teams during a charity game in Dongguan, Guangdong province(Reuters)
An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a
An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad, Pakistan(Reuters)
Members of a Ukrainian police special task force inspect weapons hidden by pro-Russian separatists in the basement of an unfinished house in Slaviansk
Members of a Ukrainian police special task force inspect weapons hidden by pro-Russian separatists in the basement of an unfinished house in Slaviansk(Reuters)
A Ukrainian army tank is pictured at the site of a destroyed Ukrainian check-point near the city of Donetsk
A Ukrainian army tank is pictured at the site of a destroyed Ukrainian check-point near the city of Donetsk(Reuters)