Black kite birds in India
Black kite birds fly around people sitting on steps after offering Friday prayers at the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan
Photographer: Kevin Frayer/AP

Black kite birds in India

Black kite birds fly around people sitting on steps after offering Friday prayers at the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan

Photographer: Kevin Frayer/AP

Dive in
An underwater camera catches Sarah Sjöström of Sweden, fourth in the women’s 100m freestyle final at the European swimming championships in Budapest, Hungary
Photographer: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

Dive in

An underwater camera catches Sarah Sjöström of Sweden, fourth in the women’s 100m freestyle final at the European swimming championships in Budapest, Hungary

Photographer: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

Lighting up time, Jerusalem
Palestinians decorate an alley of Jerusalem’s old city with lights in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Photographer: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Lighting up time, Jerusalem

Palestinians decorate an alley of Jerusalem’s old city with lights in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Photographer: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Olympians at a stretch
Child gymnasts aged between four and seven years old stretch themselves  on wooden bars at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing,  Zhejiang province, China

Olympians at a stretch

Child gymnasts aged between four and seven years old stretch themselves on wooden bars at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China

Behind the scenes at 3 Mills Studio, London
Actors Meera Syal, Christine Bottomley, Amara Karan and Shaheen Khan  wait in between takes for Rafta, Rafta – the first UK Film  Council-funded production to begin shooting since the announcement of  plans to scrap the body

Behind the scenes at 3 Mills Studio, London

Actors Meera Syal, Christine Bottomley, Amara Karan and Shaheen Khan wait in between takes for Rafta, Rafta – the first UK Film Council-funded production to begin shooting since the announcement of plans to scrap the body

Beijing’s Olympic legacy
A visitor tries out a speedslide at Asia’s largest water park which has opened in the National Aquatics Centre – better known as the Water Cube – two years after the Beijing Olympics
Photographer: How Hwee Young/EPA

Beijing’s Olympic legacy

A visitor tries out a speedslide at Asia’s largest water park which has opened in the National Aquatics Centre – better known as the Water Cube – two years after the Beijing Olympics

Photographer: How Hwee Young/EPA

Almaden bush races
The traditional Australian bush race meeting is almost a thing of the past, but Almaden, a north Queensland town with a population of just 30, has bucked the trend. Amateur jockeys race on stock horses in sprint races, with bettors ‘buying’ the horse for the race at auction
Photographer: Brian Cassey/AP

Almaden bush races

The traditional Australian bush race meeting is almost a thing of the past, but Almaden, a north Queensland town with a population of just 30, has bucked the trend. Amateur jockeys race on stock horses in sprint races, with bettors ‘buying’ the horse for the race at auction

Photographer: Brian Cassey/AP

Flooding in Pakistan
A family wades through flood waters in Shah Bela village in Sindh province. Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years have affected 12 million people, according to national disaster officials
Photographer: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Flooding in Pakistan

A family wades through flood waters in Shah Bela village in Sindh province. Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years have affected 12 million people, according to national disaster officials

Photographer: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Picasso’s giant dancers at V&A, London
A painted theatrical cloth, at 10.4 metres (34ft) by 11.7 metres the largest canvas designed by Pablo Picasso, is displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its autumn exhibition on the Russian impressario Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes
Photographer: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Picasso’s giant dancers at V&A, London

A painted theatrical cloth, at 10.4 metres (34ft) by 11.7 metres the largest canvas designed by Pablo Picasso, is displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its autumn exhibition on the Russian impressario Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes

Photographer: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Green energy
A spectacular display of the aurora borealis over Silkeborg, Denmark.  The flashes of light are caused by superheated gas in the atmosphere  arriving from the sun after a coronal mass ejection, otherwise known as a  solar storm

Green energy

A spectacular display of the aurora borealis over Silkeborg, Denmark. The flashes of light are caused by superheated gas in the atmosphere arriving from the sun after a coronal mass ejection, otherwise known as a solar storm