Political activists in the Indian city of Allahabad celebrate the anticipated election win of Pratibha Patil, the country's first female president.
Children leap into the cooling waters of a pond in central Budapest as temperatures across central Europe rise.
Released Palestinian prisoners celebrate at a checkpoint on their way to Ramallah. Israel has released some 250 prisoners to bolster moderate Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
A man bears the Turkish and Turkish-Cypriot flags during a ceremony in northern Nicosia, marking the 33rd anniversary of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus.
Across the south of England, torrential rain has dampened the spirits of many schoolchildren who begin their summer holidays on Friday.
But other creatures enjoyed the water - like this polar bear catching his lunch in a pool at a Budapest zoo.
Meanwhile, across the world, a chilly meerkat warms itself beneath a heat lamp in the Sydney's Taronga Zoo.