Shepherd Dennis Birchall, from Ireland, waits to take part in the International Sheep Dog Trials at Penrith, Cumbria, northern England.
A tennis fan sits alone in the stands as rain delays the start of the US Open women’s semi-finals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
US soldiers patrol an area damaged during a Taliban assault in Zerok district, east Paktika province, Afghanistan.
A supporter of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos kisses her hand as she arrives for a special "gala tribute" in her honour at a cultural centre in Manila.
An antique Chinese bowl, expected to reach up to HK$42m ($5.4m:£3.2m) when it reaches auction, is displayed by an employee of Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
An ethnic Tamil family in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, carry their belongings as they leave a refugee camp - one of many where Tamils displaced by the civil conflict have been held since fighting ended in May.
A zoo keeper in Sydney holds a bilby, an expert digger but one of Australia's most endangered animals, ahead of National Bilby Day.
Palestinian women, overseen by Israeli guards, crowd around the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank as they try to enter Jerusalem to attend Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa mosque.
Mai Hidaka of Japan performs a routine with a rope at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships being held in Ise, Japan.
A Thai government employee risks a close up shot of a captive tiger in Ratchaburi province as part of a scheme to tackle illegal trading by creating a database of the animals.
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