An estimated two million people lined the streets as the Tour de France made its way from London through Kent.
Tens of thousands of people flocked to the Spanish city of Pamplona to take part in the annual Running of the Bulls.
Live Earth, a series of concerts to raise awareness of climate change issues, was inspired by former US Vice-President Al Gore, who appeared as a hologram at the Tokyo concert.
The fans willed it to be, but Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen shattered Lewis Hamilton's dreams of a debut British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone.
Pakistani security forces stormed Islamabad's Red Mosque in an operation that began in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, has seen snow for the first time in 89 years, as a cold snap continues to grip several South American nations.
Singer Lily Allen poses with schoolchildren in London's Parliament Square as she launches a report on youth trends, based on interviews with 16,000 teenagers.
Protestants from across Northern Ireland lit bonfires to celebrate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne, when Protestant King William of Orange defeated Catholic King James.
David Beckham and his wife Victoria get star treatment as they arrive in LA to begin their new lives in the US.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown plays tennis during a visit to a London school. He put sport in schools at the centre of a new campaign in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.
The world's tallest man shakes hands with the man hoping to be officially declared the shortest by the Guinness Book of Records.