Elmo, an abandoned four-day-old baby Orangutan, is held by his keeper at an animal nursery in Cisarua, West Java.
Visitors admire some of the works on show for a sand sculpture festival in front of Berlin's main train station.
Afghan policemen search a vehicle and its passengers at a border checkpoint in the southern province of Ghazni.
Celebrity polar bear Knut leaps into the water to cool off at his Berlin Zoo enclosure.
A Hong Kong child pours tea into a cup held by her twin brother. The siblings broke a Guinness world record for accurately serving tea whilst bending backwards.
Members of the banned National Bolshevik Party throw leaflets from the roof of a union building in central Moscow.
Iraqis in Baghdad celebrate their team's victory against South Korea in the semi-final of the Asian Cup.