Day in Photos

  • A full moon, known as the Blue Moon, is seen next to the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Blue Moon effect refers to the second full moon in a calendar month.
  • Local residents perform ahead of the International Olympic Committee's announcement of the winning city for the 2022 Winter Olympics bid, at a square in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, jointly bidding to host the Games with China's capital, Beijing.  Beijing becomes the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.
  • Angelina Jolie, right, pays respect to Buddhist novice monks upon arrival at a monastery to meet with religious leaders from the Myanmar Interfaith Group in Yangon. The Hollywood actress arrived in Myanmar, for her first visit to the country Thursday to learn more about the situation in the country and encourage efforts to build a peaceful and inclusive future for all its people.
  • A Palestinian man inspects a house that was badly damaged in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists on two houses at Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus. The fire in the Palestinian home killed an 18-month-old baby and seriously injured several other family members, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism.
  • Tania Cagnotto of Italy is seen underwater during the Women's 3m springboard semi-final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
  • Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt at 10 am local time in the Faujas crater northeast of Dolomieu.
  • A Nepalese man stands on a foot bridge destroyed by flood waters in Thulakhet, near Pokhara in Nepal. Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal on Thursday.
  • The sun rises over an area smothered with smoke from the Rocky Fire in Lower Lake, California. Over 900 firefighters are battling the fire has burnt over 15,000 acres since it started on Wednesday. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed three homes.
  • A poll worker waits for voters at a polling station in Antananarivo during municipal elections in Madagascar. Some 1,695 communes will go to the polls to elect their mayors and councilors, a test for President Hery Rajaonarimampianina who may see his opponents take the mayor's office in the capital city.
  • Models display creations by Indian designer Anju Modi at the Amazon India Couture Week 2015 in New Delhi, India.
  • A woman stands at the Great Britain pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy.
  • Sheepdog Glenn chases a Suffolk cross sheep at the 2015 Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials at Llanvetherine in Wales.
  • Hot air balloons fly over the Chambley Airbase, northeastern France, during the international hot air balloons event, "Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, in Hageville.
  • A girl plays inside dinosaur jaws during the opening of the Dinosaur Park in Minsk, Belarus.

July 31, 2015

Published July 31, 2015

A look at the best news photos from around the world.

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