Beijing, July 29: While it's a few days to go for the Olympics beginning in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the Democrats in the US formalised the presidential candidacy of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the party's national convention in Philadelphia. Meanwhile. July 29 was observed as the International Tiger Day to raise awareness on the protection and conservation of the striped cat.
Here are some news stories in pictures from around the world:
In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shakes hands with military delegates attending a conference of Communist Party members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) during an inspection tour of the army's headquarters in Beijing. AP/PTI
The royal couple
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit the Land Rover BAR boat shed in Portsmouth, southern England, Sunday July 24, 2016.
After a feat
In this July 26, 2016 photo provided by Solar Impulse, pilots Bertrand Piccard, right, and Andre Borschberg celebrate the landing of their plane at an airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, early Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago. AP/PTI
Pope in Poland
Pope Francis waves as he leaves Jasna Gora monastery prior to a Holy Mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. AP/PTI