Hundreds gathered at the Romanesque cathedral of Modena for the funeral of Luciano Pavarotti - the city's most famous son.
Farmers and their sheep invaded the chic streets of Madrid during a protest to defend ancient grazing routes.
The United States has marked the sixth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks with a series of tributes.
Performers pose as boots and balls to celebrate the start of the 2007 Fifa Women's World Cup soccer tournament at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai, China.
Ethiopians have been celebrating their Millennium seven years after the rest of the world, as they follow the Coptic calendar.
Twelve members of China's ancient Terracotta Army are in London for an exhibition at the British Museum.
No 10 has denied that Gordon Brown "exploited" Lady Thatcher for political ends by inviting her to Downing Street.
Markets had resumed after restrictions, imposed during the foot-and-mouth outbreak in August, were lifted. Many were underway when the new outbreak was found on Wednesday.
Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at a Muslim shrine known as Datta Darbar on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore.
This year the first Friday of Ramadan coincides with the Jewish New Year holiday.