Salty the cow, one of 94 creatures making up the Cow Parade, stands outside the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. The cows will be on display in the area for 10 weeks.
A Turkish gymnast shows off her skills during the Youth and Sport Festival celebrations at Inonu Stadium, Istanbul.
Three lion cubs are presented for the first time to the public in the zoo of Rostock, northern Germany.
Visitors look at a sculpture of piled-up books by German writers in Berlin.
Ba Si, a 26-year-old female panda, is given a physical examination at a hospital in southeast China. The hospital is normally used for humans, but they made an exception for this panda. Ahhh!