Pope Francis takes communion as he officiates mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's most revered Catholic shrine, in Aparecida, Sao Paulo State.
A clown dressed like a policeman poses during a pilgrimage to the Virgin of Guadalupe's basilica, Mexico's patron saint, in Mexico City.
Russia's Svetlana Romashina competes in the solo free final during the synchronised swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
Visitors walk at sunset in The Passetto di Borgo in Rome.
People watching on the edge of the Xiaolangdi reservoir as Yellow River floodwaters are released for the second time since the end of June in Xiaolangdi, in central China's Henan province.
An Indian Muslim man breaks his fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in New Delhi.
A Syrian man stands amidst the rubble of the Othman mosque, in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor.
Students burn tires during a demonstration near the Honduran Congress, demanding university autonomy, in Tegucigalpa.
A soldiers of the FARDC government forces mans a machine gun on the front line in Kanyaruchinya, 15km from Goma.
Residents wade through water searching for salvageable materials after a fire razed a slum area in Manila.
Spain's Ona Carbonell Ballestero competes in the solo free final during the synchronised swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
A dog cools down in a fountain in Berlin's Lustgarten.
Compelling images from around the world on Thursday