From athletes preparing to give their al in London, to the opening of several new attractions around the world, here's what happened this week.
These Power Rangers pose with pride at the San Diego Comic Con in California.
Members of the Great Britain Rhythmic Gymnastics Team practice their routine in Bath, England. The team has been preparing for the London 2012 Olympics at the Sports Training Village at the University of Bath.
Approximately 1,863 swimmers take part in the 38th annual Yangtze River Crossing Festival in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
British band Franz Ferdinand performs during the 37th Paleo Music Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.
The SkyWire, a new zip wire attraction, opens to the public this week at The Eden Project in St. Austell, England. The new 740m zip wire is currently the longest in England and allows the public a bird's-eye view of The Eden Project’s Rainforest and Mediterranean Biome structures and the outdoor gardens.
Fireworks at St. Mark's basin end the first day of the Redentore celebrations in Venice, Italy in remembrance of the end of the 1577 plague.
A giant mosaic of Nelson Mandela made from 5,000 cups of coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jacobs Coffee made the giant portrait by using coffee in different shades of black, white and brown, laid out on dots.
LeBron James of the US Men's Senior National Team dribbles against Brazil during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Prince Charles climbs on the new traversing wall in the gym at Grainville Secondary School in St. Helier, United Kingdom. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Jersey as part of a Diamond Jubilee visit to the Channel Islands.
The former steel mill at the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany, located in the industrially-heavy Ruhr region that was once dominated by steel and coal production, opened to the public as a recreational park. Incorporating the former facilities of the steel mill, the park lets visitors climb over most of the former mill.
The Peloton makes the climb of the Col d'Aubisque during stage 16 of the 2012 Tour de France in Gourette, France.
The Space Shuttle Enterprise, NASA's first space shuttle, is the main attraction of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion in New York City opening this week. NASA awarded the Enterprise to the museum after the 2011 retirement of the shuttle program.
A visitor walks through a sculpture OUR BABAS 7+2 by Ukrainian artist Zinayida Likhachova in the Pyrohovo Museum of Folk Architecture in Kiev.
Torchbearer Thomas Hollingsworth lights the Cauldron in St. Peter Port on day 58 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Heike Friedrich of Germany looks to pass to a teammate during the 2012 World Challenge game between Germany and China at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Australia.
People participate in water activities on the Potomac River in Washington, DC, as a deep heat pressure system causes extreme heat and humidity in the area.