A solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory
A solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by Nasa's Solar Dynamics ObservatoryReuters
A man cools himself in a pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu,Kashmir. North India has endured a heat wave in the last week, with temperatures in some parts of Delhi reaching a 62-year high of 45.2. The minimum temperature was above 31 degrees
A man cools himself in a pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu,Kashmir. North India has endured a heat wave in the last week, with temperatures in some parts of Delhi reaching a 62-year high of 45.2. The minimum temperature was above 31 degreesReuters
Indian motorcyclists cover their heads as they travel in the heat in Amritsar, with temperatures hovering around 45-47 degrees Celsius
Indian motorcyclists cover their heads as they travel in the heat in Amritsar, with temperatures hovering around 45-47 degrees CelsiusAFP
An auto rickshaw drives through a heavy pre-monsoon rain shower on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura
An auto rickshaw drives through a heavy pre-monsoon rain shower on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of TripuraReuters
Rescue workers push a vehicle on a flooded street in Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Rescue workers push a vehicle on a flooded street in Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, ChinaReuters
Motorists drive past a parked vehicle damaged by a landslide due to monsoon rains brought by Typhoon Ester in Baguio, the northern Philippines
Motorists drive past a parked vehicle damaged by a landslide due to monsoon rains brought by Typhoon Ester in Baguio, the northern PhilippinesReuters
A man past an uprooted tree in Grey Lynn Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Cyclonic winds and heavy rainfall have caused power outages and property damage across a swathe of the country
A man past an uprooted tree in Grey Lynn Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Cyclonic winds and heavy rainfall have caused power outages and property damage across a swathe of the countryGetty
A boarded-up vacant home is seen in front of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit
A boarded-up vacant home is seen in front of the General Motors headquarters in DetroitReuters
The production crew prepares for a dress rehearsal of La Traviata at the Dead Sea in Masada, Israel
The production crew prepares for a dress rehearsal of La Traviata at the Dead Sea in Masada, IsraelGetty
Anthony Gormley poses in front of a new work entitled ROOM, a crouching figure on the facade of the new Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, the interior of which is a hotel suite
Anthony Gormley poses in front of a new work entitled ROOM, a crouching figure on the facade of the new Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, the interior of which is a hotel suiteGetty
A hidden coil in a shirt, two batteries, a mobile phone and a receiver are displayed after being found on a student about to take an exam, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China
A hidden coil in a shirt, two batteries, a mobile phone and a receiver are displayed after being found on a student about to take an exam, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, ChinaReuters
Peruvian shamans perform a ritual while holding the official ball for 2014 World Cup and a poster of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo at the National Stadium in Lima, to wish Peru good fortune
Peruvian shamans perform a ritual while holding the official ball for 2014 World Cup and a poster of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo at the National Stadium in Lima, to wish Peru good fortuneReuters
Pallbearers carry the coffin of one of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers killed last week in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Pallbearers carry the coffin of one of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers killed last week in Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaReuters
Gaming enthusiasts watch a Nintendo Super Smash Bros tournament at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles
Gaming enthusiasts watch a Nintendo Super Smash Bros tournament at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los AngelesReuters
Supporters attend a candlelight vigil after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, US
Supporters attend a candlelight vigil after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, USReuters
Firemen remove fences outside Catalunya's Parliament in Barcelona during a protest against budget cuts
Firemen remove fences outside Catalunya's Parliament in Barcelona during a protest against budget cutsReuters
Prince Harry is hugged by a fan as he arrives to attend the 50th anniversary screening of Zulu at the Odeon, Leicester Square in London
Prince Harry is hugged by a fan as he arrives to attend the 50th anniversary screening of Zulu at the Odeon, Leicester Square in LondonReuters
Prince Harry greets Shenkin, the regimental mascot of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, at the 50th anniversary screening of Zulu at Odeon Leicester Square, London
Prince Harry greets Shenkin, the regimental mascot of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, at the 50th anniversary screening of Zulu at Odeon Leicester Square, LondonGetty
Gunners from The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, London, to mark the 93rd birthday of Prince Philip
Gunners from The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, London, to mark the 93rd birthday of Prince PhilipGetty
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft gun from the back of a pick-up truck in southern Idlib countryside, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft gun from the back of a pick-up truck in southern Idlib countryside, SyriaReuters
Children stand next to a burnt-out vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul
Children stand next to a burnt-out vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Iraq city of MosulReuters
A Seleka fighter wearing a black scarf patrols the town of Kuango, close to the border between the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo
A Seleka fighter wearing a black scarf patrols the town of Kuango, close to the border between the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of CongoGoran Tomasevic / Reuters
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs during their show at Waldbuehne in Berlin
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performs during their show at Waldbuehne in BerlinReuters