15 July 2014
Last updated at 08:09 ET
Germany's World Cup football team returned home to Berlin with the trophy...
...where they have received a heroes' welcome from tens of thousands of ecstatic fans, gathered near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Russia's Viktor Minibaev takes the plunge in the team event at the 19th Fina Diving World Cup, in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, a different kind of sporting prowess was on show at the Heiva Tuaro Maohi sporting event in Tahiti, which brings together athletes from Polynesia and the Pacific region.
The Chinese navy is preparing to welcome the US chief of naval operations with an honour guard at its headquarters outside Beijing
The Philippines is preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun.
In Thailand, police display firearms, seized over the past 13 years and used as evidence in criminal trials, before they are destroyed.
In Paris, fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower to mark Bastille Day.
In Cyprus, a more sombre anniversary was marked - the 40th anniversary of the military coup that attempted to unify the country with Greece. In response, Turkey invaded the northern part of the island, resulting in a partition that continues today.
In the US state of Nevada, levels in Lake Mead - a major recreation area - have dropped to record lows, as a drought continues.