A fire raged at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, rivalling infernos seen in many of the films produced at the world-famous venue.
Around 2,000 people marked the end of drinking on the London Underground with an initially good-natured gathering across the network. But police later complained of disorderly behaviour.
At least 20,000 people in Seoul took part in a protest against a government plan to resume US beef imports.
One of the legendary names of the world of fashion, Yves Saint Laurent, has died. His clothes were worn by the rich and famous - but they also helped revolutionise what every woman wears today.
Delirious crowds greeted Senator Barack Obama's speech claiming victory as the Democratic presidential nominee. It was the culmination of five months of fiercely-fought primary contests.
At her own rally, Hillary Clinton refused to concede and said she would make her decision about whether to stay in the race later.
But it was Mr Obama's night, as he staked his claim to be nominated by the Democratic Party's national convention in August.
Around 1,200 artworks are on display in the six-week Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
A boy searches for reusable items as Greater Adjutant Storks stand among the debris at a garbage dump near Deepar Beel bird sanctuary on World Environment Day, in Gauhati, India.
Giant sculptures of international football players go on display at the main station in Zurich, Switzerland. The Euro 2008 football championships open in Switzerland on 7 June.