burning building
Rescue workers attempt to control a fire at the Orchid Towers in Surat, some 270km from Ahmedabad, India
ship on fire
Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan
lightning
Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince
sydney opera house
Climbers walk along the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind the Sydney Opera House as they attempt to break the record for the most people on the arch of the bridge at the same time
Sydney Harbour bridge
Hundreds of people carrying flags climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in an attempt to break the World Record for the most people on the bridge at one time and also the most flags on the bridge at one time. A new record of 340 was set, beating the previous record of 316 organised by Oprah Winfrey in 2008. A new record for the number of different international flags flown was also set, with 219, beating the previous record of 143
world cup trophy
Workers pose with a replica of the World Cup trophy, made from sweets, in a bakery workshop in Calcutta
football bangladesh
Children play football in front of an abandoned train compartment in Dhaka, Bangladesh
prince harry
Prince Harry plays rugby with young children during a visit to the Inspire Suffolk youth charity in Ipswich
commonwealth games mascot
Clyde the 2014 Commonwealth Games Mascot holds the Queen's Baton at the Beacon Climbing Centre, Wales during the Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay
Miss England finalists
Kirsty Heslewood (2nd L), Miss England 2013, joins finalists in the 2014 contest (L-R) Sophie Smith, Miss Cheltenham, Tammy Dexter, Miss London, and Jasmine Chavda, Miss Bedfordshire
stephen sutton funeral
Abigail Smith, aged 4, holds a yellow flower as she waits for the funeral cortege of Stephen Sutton to pass by on its way to Lichfield Cathedral
stephen sutton funeral
Stephen Sutton's brother Chris gives a thumbs-up as his coffin stands in Lichfield Cathedral during a two-day vigil
easter Germany
Pilgrims in traditional Bavarian folk costumes stand beneath three crosses on the Kalvarienberg mountain in Birkenstein near Fischbachau, Germany to celebrate Ascension (in German called Christi Himmelfahrt)
mud face
A victim of the May 29, 2006 mud volcano disaster takes part in a ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the eruption in Sidoarjo district, Java
kim jong un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the construction site of a resort for scientists in Pyongyang
thailand monument
Soldiers and policemen guard the Victory Monument in Bangkok, to prevent anti-coup protests
ukraine truck
A member of a newly-formed pro-Russian armed group called the Russian Orthodox Army stands guard in front of a destroyed vehicle near Donetsk airport
malnourished baby
A South Sudanese child displaced by the fighting in Malakal, and suffering from malnutrition, cries as he is washed by a nurse at a feeding centre run by Medicins sans Frontiers (MSF) in Kodok, Fashoda county