An Afghan security serviceman keep watch at a damaged police post following an airstrike in Bati Kot district in Nangarhar province.
An Israeli has his face made up during the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
In a picture taken with an underwater camera Hungary's Gabor Balog competes in the heats of the men's 200-metre backstroke swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
A clown participates in the parade of El Correo, the opening of the celebration of the El Divino Salvador del Mundo, patron saint of the city of San Salvador, El Salvador.
Students participate in the parade of El Correo, the opening of the celebration of the El Divino Salvador del Mundo, patron saint of the city of San Salvador, El Salvador.
An Indian villager cups a drink of water from the floods at Badara Sanuti Village near Allahabad.
Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers place the Koran over their heads as they attend a Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, prayer in the Imam Musa al-Khadim shrine in Baghdad.
Protesters confront Israeli's riots police during a demonstration against Israeli government's plans to resettle Bedouins in the Negev desert in the Arab Israeli city of Ar'Ara, north of Israel.
A woman relaxes on the beach in Brighton during hot weather.
Sailboats compete in the 32nd Copa del Rey Regatta off the coast of Palma de Mallorca.
People sunbathe on lawns near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
An Indian youth jumps from the from Shashtri bridge into the overflowing River Ganges as others look on in Allahabad.
Compelling images from around the world on Friday