Quentin Coton competing in a men's 200m breaststroke serie during the French Swimming championships in Chartres.
A Bee shaped hot air balloon floats over rice fields during the Philippine International Balloon festival in Lubao town, Pampanga province, north of Manila.
People take a tour in an "upside down home" in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition charges less than $10 for a walk through three-room and two-bathroom house.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reviews the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Mongolian Ministry of Defense in Ulaanbaatar.