lego tower
A 34.76-metre high tower of Lego bricks is seen in front of the St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. The tower was constructed by more than 5,000 school children and consists of about 500,000 bricksAFP
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 timeReuters
People dressed as pirates gather in Penzance to attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place. However, the total was 14,155 pirates, 77 shy of the current world record set in HastingsGetty
pirate parrot
A parrot sits on the shoulder of a participant dressed as a pirate in Penzance, during an attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one placeGetty
bee bearding
Gao Bingguo is covered with bees during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for being covered by the largest number of bees, in Taian, Shandong province. Gao set a new record after having had 326,000 bees on his body at one time, according to local mediaReuters
white lion cub
A seven-week-old white lion cub plays at a private zoo in Abony, east of Budapest, HungaryReuters
white peacock
A white peacock opens its plumage at the Nogeyama zoo in Yokohama, suburban TokyoAFP
Boris Johnson Hindu temple turban
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson wears a traditional headdress during a visit to the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a major new Hindu temple being built in Kingsbury, LondonGetty
Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage, leader of Ukip, has a celebratory drink at the Westminster Arms pub in London before giving a press conferenceGetty
world cup trophy
Workers pose with a replica of the World Cup trophy, made from sweets, in a bakery workshop in CalcuttaReuters
cristiano ronaldo real madrid
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his team's Champions League title with fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in MadridAFP
Rafael Nadal stretches to hit a return to Dominic Thiem during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournamentReuters
Brazil World Cup indigenous FIFA Nao
An indigenous Brazilian man heads a football during a protest against the policies of President Dilma Rousseff's government and the costs of the 2014 World Cup in front of the Brazilian congress in BrasiliaReuters
bow arrow
An indigenous Brazilian aims an arrow at riot police who fired tear gas at protestersReuters
world cup slutwalk
Women take part in the Marcha das Vadias (Slutwalk) protesting against violence and discrimination against women, in Sao Paulo, BrazilAFP
soyuz lift off
Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of German astronaut Alexander Gerst, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and US astronaut Gregory Wiseman blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in KazakhstanAFP
West Point cadets
Underclassmen listen as US President Barack Obama [unseen] speaks at a commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New YorkReuters
thailand monument
Soldiers and policemen guard the Victory Monument in Bangkok, to prevent anti-coup protestsReuters
thailand coup protester
Thai soldiers remove an anti-coup protester from the site of a gathering in BangkokAFP
thailand coup boy
A boy poses for a photograph with Thai soldiers at the Victory Monument, the site of recent anti-coup protests in BangkokAFP
kashmir batons
Indian police baton charge Kashmiri state government employees after spraying them with a water cannon filled with purple dye during a protest march in SrinagarAFP
CAR barricade
People angered by an attack on a church in Bangui near a barricade of burning tyres in Bangui, Central African RepublicAFP
Barcelona Can Vies flames
Firefighters hose down burning rubbish bins on the third night of clashes between demonstrators and police following the evictions of squatters from the Can Vies building in BarcelonaAFP
Barcelona Can Vies gun fingers
A man gestures to the police during clashes in the Sants neighbourhoodReuters
Pro-Russian militia eastern Ukraine club
A pro-Russian fighter displays a club in Donetsk's regional state buildingAFP
ukraine revive
A man attempts to revive another, wounded as a result of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern Ukrainian city of SlovyanskAFP
baby baptised
An Orthodox priest baptises a baby at a church inside the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free medical centre, at a railway station in Divnogorsk, outside Russia's Siberian city of KrasnoyarskReuters
syria fatehr
The father of a three-month old girl whose body was pulled out of the rubble weeps as he approaches the rescuer to carry her following a barrel bomb strike in AleppoAFP