Bill Gray from Coolidge, Georgia, prepares to throw the hammer at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina, USA.
The world's tallest man shakes hands with the man hoping to be officially declared the shortest by the Guinness Book of Records.
Pakistani men pray at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, days after a siege involving Islamists reached a bloody conclusion.
A Tamil Tiger fighter with machine gun bullets around his neck takes part in an exercise at a training camp in Sri Lanka.
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.
Three tiger cubs make their public debut at Leipzig Zoo in eastern Germany. The tiger triplets were born on June 30, 2007.
A security guard watches a marching band from the UK perform in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping street, as part of an international marching bands festival.
A Star Wars fan dressed up as Darth Vader has a cigarette break during the Star Wars Convention in London.
A new display at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany, shows the world as scientists believe it was 150 million years ago.
Retired gardener Joachim Trinks shows off a giant pumpkin growing in his garden in Jeserig, Germany.