US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) looks on as chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat (L) and Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (R) shake hands after speaking at the State Department in Washington on July 30, 2013.
Kosovo Muslims break the fast with a diner distributed for free during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on July 30, 2013 in Pristina.
In a picture taken with an underwater camera New Zealand's Glenn Snyders competes in the semi-finals of the men's 50m breaststroke swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on July 30, 2013.
An oil slick on Ao Phrao beach on the island of Ko Samet on July 30, 2013. Thai navy personnel battled to clean up a major oil slick which coated a beach on a popular tourist island in a national park after a pipeline leak.
Sailboats compete in the 32th edition of the Copa del Rey regatta in Palma de Mallorca on July 30, 2013.
A farmer cheks linen during the retting process in a field on July 30, 2013 in Hondschoote, North of France.
A girl looks out from a children's play facility at Taipei Water Park on July 30, 2013.
An Afghan women beggar sits as a man rests in the main mosque during the month of Ramadan in Herat on July 30, 2013.
Mallard ducklings swim next to their mother on the Danube river in Weltenburg, southern Germany, on July 29, 2013.
Australia's Emily Seebohm prepares to compete in the final of the women's 100-metre backstroke swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on July 30, 2013.
Serbia's Milan Aleksic (L) vies with Montenegro's Mladan Janovic (R) during their men's water polo quarter-finals match at the FINA World Championships at the Bernat Picornell swimming pool in Barcelona on July 30, 2013.
Osmania University students celebrate after the announcement of the separate Indian state of Telangana in Hyderabad on July 30, 2013.
Compelling images from around the world on Wednesday