This handout picture taken and released on January 25, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French Foreign Legion's soldiers cleaning a the cannon of a tank before to leave the Mopti military base. French and Malian troops advanced today on the key Islamist stronghold of Gao after recapturing the northern town of Hombori as the extremists bombed a strategic bridge to thwart a new front planned in the east. The French-led assault against the radical Islamists controlling northern Mali entered its third week with a strong push into the vast semi-arid zone amid rising humanitarian concerns for people in the area facing a dire food crisis. AFP PHOTO / FROM
A spectator relaxes in the sunshine on a boat on day two of the Henley Royal Regatta on July 2, 2015 in Henley-on-Thames, England. This year is the events 176th year. The Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Rowing fans line the bank to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race.
Credits: Dan Kitwood
A woman walks past the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on July 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The online whistleblower platform Wikileaks claims to have documents showing the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on German government ministries, including the ministries of finance, economy and agriculture, in the period from 2010 to 2012. The NSA has come under repeated criticism for supposedly spying on European government and political leaders.
Credits: Sean Gallup
Law enforcement officials secure M St. in front of the Navy Yard facility where there was a report of shots fired. July 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Law enforcement officials said no shots were fired and gave the all clear after searching the buildings in question. This is the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed.
Credits: Mark Wilson
Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack on July 2, 2015 in Ashford, England. Operation Stack is in place for the fourth consecutive day due to industrial action in Calais with the M20 closed coastbound from junctions 8 to 11 and from 9 to 8 London-bound.
Credits: Rob Stothard
Visitors cool off at a public fountain in the city center during hot weather that in Berlin reached 32 degrees Celsius on July 2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Temperatures across northern Europe are rising and in Germany a high of 37 degrees Celsius is forecast for the weekend.
Credits: Sean Gallup
Trucks queue on the M20 as part of Operation Stack on July 2, 2015 in Ashford, England. Operation stack is in place for the fourth consecutive day due to industrial action in Calais with the M20 closed coastbound from junctions 8 to 11 and from 9 to 8 London-bound.