July 19, 2013

    Published July 19, 2013


    Egyptian army special forces soldiers stand guard near the Republican Guard headquarters, in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.


    Migrants glance out of the windows at Lyster Barracks detention center in Malta's Hal Far disused airfield. Malta has seen an influx of irregular migrants in the past month with 769 arriving in July alone.


    Royal supporter Terry Hutt poses for pictures on a bench where he has been camped out for nine days outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby is expected to be born.


    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks to the media after he was released in a courtroom in Kirov. A Russian court released him from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison.


    A couple sunbath in deck chairs on Brighton Beach, southern England. Britain's first prolonged heatwave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths.


    Indian paramilitary and police patrol near a barbed wire fence during a curfew imposed on the Kashmiri summer capital in Srinagar. Indian-administered Kashmir's main city was under curfew after Indian paramilitary forces on Thursday shot dead six people protesting at a raid by troops on an Islamic school.


    A journalist poses in front of mirrors depicting a scene in "Enter the Dragon" by the late Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee, at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum during the press preview of a five-year exhibition on Lee. Fans are marking his death 40 years ago this weekend with art gallery shows, exhibitions and even street graffiti.


    View of a sand sculpture depicting Pope Francis at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio for the pope's July 22-28 visit during the World Youth Day, a major Roman Catholic youth fest.


    Pakistani Muslims offer Friday prayers at mosque during the month of Ramadan in Lahore.


    Youth cool off in a fountain of the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower on a warm summer afternoon in Paris.


    Sweden's Ake Johansson, left, and a friend climb L'Epine pass on a self-made tandem bicycle during the 19th stage of the Tour de France.


    A two-day-old unnamed hippopotamus stands beside its 22-year-old mother Helvetia at an enclosure at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland.

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