Israeli children from Christian, Muslim and Jewish families prepare a banner which will be taken into space by Nasa in November and displayed in the International Space Station.
Two years of accumulated dust is cleaned off a life-sized model of a blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
A Dassault's Rafale jet performs a display in the skies over the 48th International Paris Air Show.
A Pakistani man takes a risk to feed a crocodile during an annual festival in honour of the animals at the Manghopir shrine in Karachi.
Artwork along Regent's Canal in London - like this bizarrely sited "canyon" - are part of a safety campaign aimed at getting cyclists to slow down when using the towpath.
As speculation mounts about a major military operation in South Waziristan, children who fled previous military action bathe in a canal near a makeshift camp for displaced people in Swabi, Pakistan.
Malaysia says it will amend its labour laws to make it compulsory for employers to give housemaids, such as this Filipino, at least one day off a week.
A visitor lingers at an image symbolising the Korean War at a peace museum near the border village of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas.
Afghan mothers taking an early morning walk in the capital, Kabul.
East Japan Railway unveils the next-generation bullet train which will provide services between Tokyo and Aomori in 2011 with a maximum speed of 320 kph (199mph).
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