A Palestinian government employee in Ramallah counts his salary as many civil servants, who have been denied wages for months, start receiving pay.
Schoolchildren watch fishermen butcher a bottlenose whale in Minami-bousou, Japan.
Football fever reaches as far afield as India where Hindu ascetics play the beautiful game on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad.
Several thousand people watch the sun rise at Stonehenge, UK, for the summer solstice - the longest day of the year...
..while in Bolivia, President Evo Morales takes part in the celebrations of the Aymara New Year during the winter solstice in Tiwanaku near La Paz.
Two Siberian tiger cubs born last month are shown off at Jinan zoo in eastern China's Shandong Province.
A bodybuilder pumps iron during a power blackout at a gym in Baghdad. The sport is a popular one in the war-torn city.
International relief agency Oxfam stages a protest in favour of fair trade in Vienna, Austria, during the US-EU summit.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi sends avalanches of hot gas and debris rolling down its slopes.