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