Monday 3 August 2015

The World In Pictures

Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30

Michael Palin and Eric Idle perform on the closing night of 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' at the O2 Arena in London, England. Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
Michael Palin and Eric Idle perform on the closing night of 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' at the O2 Arena in London, England. Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
A burnt quad-bike lies in the road after the Carlton Complex fire consumed an area near Malott, Washington. A massive wildfire raging east of the state's Cascade Mountains showed some sign of calming, with fire crews saying they had slowed the expansion of a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed about 100 homes and displaced hundreds of people. Photo: REUTERS/David Ryder
People sunbathe as the Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen during its refloating operation at Giglio harbour. According to officials, the liner's massive hulk is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people. Photo: REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
Stirling Albion's Chris Smith vies with Lewis Allan of Hibernian during the pre-season game between the sides at Forthbank Stadium in Stirling, Scotland. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
Jeremiah Gerbracht rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his dog on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Gerbracht, a retired dog trainer, won a court ruling in 1996, allowing him to ride his motorcycle with a dog on board. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (right) and Dutch ambassador to Ukraine Kees Klompenhouwer commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev. The downing of the airliner with the loss of nearly 300 lives has sharply escalated the crisis in Ukraine. Photo: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
An Israeli tank manoeuvres outside the northern Gaza Strip. The Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500 on Monday and Israel's losses also mounted. Following the death of 13 soldiers on Sunday, Israel said seven more troops had died on Monday. Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Legoland Windsor host a first birthday party for Prince George of Cambridge. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
A labourer sleeps on sacks of sand as another works at a market in Mumbai. Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Employees Michael Vigil (left) and Ives Torres pack an evacuation slide for the A380 Airbus at UTC Aerospace Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. To fit into the door of the aircraft, the slide must be compressed as much as possible, a task that can take eight hours or more. Photo: REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec
Louis Reboul of France competes during the Swatch Prime Line Mountainbike finale at the Olympic Park in Munich, Germany. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images
Shi'ite Muslim men chant slogans as they take part in a religious procession of Yaum-e-Ali, marking the death anniversary of Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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