Richard Rodriguez (left) tries to break the world rollercoaster marathon record in Blackpool, UK. Two German rivals also hope to beat the record of nine days and 12 hours non-stop.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets guests during a lecture in Hamburg, Germany.
Two men lean against the coffin of a slain relative - who was killed in a car bombing on 26 July - before his funeral in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq.
Smoke billows across a field of sunflowers near the town of Chirpan as forest fires sweep across Bulgaria during a heatwave gripping south-eastern Europe.
An employee at the Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul reacts as share prices plunge amid worldwide stock market falls.
Boys in Bangladesh steer a raft laden with cut grass to be used as cattle feed on Turag River near Dhaka.
The shoes worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day are shown at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the 60th anniversary of her wedding to Prince Philip.