toilet expo
A girl wearing a faeces-shaped hat prepares to slide into a large toilet at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo
piercings
A street cleaner and fan of the Brazilian national World Cup team shows her many facial piercings and rings, on a street in Belo Horizonte
merkel graffiti
A mural depicting German chancellor Angela Merkel with lettering reading "Money kills Morals" is seen in front of the new tower of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt
order fot histle
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attend the Thistle Service at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh
nathans hot dogs
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is officially weighed-in the day before the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut won the 2013 men's division contest by eating 69 hot dogs in ten minutes
hurricane arthur space
The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst
brazil overpass
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, killing at least two people
honduras mine
Relatives pray for 11 miners trapped by a landslide at a small gold mine in Honduras
matador gored
A member of the Montemor forcados group is carried by his team-mates after he was tossed by a bull during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon
iraq refugees
An Iraqi mother who fled fighting in the city of Tal Afar rocks her twin children in the back of a pick-up truck as they try to enter a temporary displacement camp in Khazair
iraq army volunteers
Shi'ite volunteers patrol in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad
israel sotnes
A Palestinian stone-thrower takes cover during clashes with Israeli police in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem
gaza crater
Palestinians stand next to a crater which police said was caused by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City
hamas
A spokesman for Hamas' armed wing speaks during a news conference in Gaza City
muslim prayer
Men attend "tarawih", the evening mass prayer session during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, along a road in Hay Assalam in Sale, Morocco
belarus
Belarusian troops dressed as World War II-era Soviet Red Army soldiers take part in an Independence Day military parade in Minsk