Competitions such as Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the Olympic trials were just a few of the many displays of strength that took place this week. Here’s what else happened around the world.
"Uncle Sam" marches in a Fourth of July parade during celebrations in Takoma Park, MD.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the men's quarterfinal tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London.
Competitive eater Sonya Thomas, center in the bottom row, wins the women's division of Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island by successfully eating 45 hot dogs in 10 minutes, setting a new world record.
The Supertree Grove is illuminated during the Gardens by the Bay Light and Sound show in Singapore. The free nightly light and sound display officially opened this week at the Gardens by the Bay, which features over 220,000 plants.
Models walk the runway during the Dimitri Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 in Berlin.
Singer Monica performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Mike Brown leads a pack of riders up a hill in the men's Moto X Enduro X during the X Games 18 at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Every year, people arrive at the Tus lake in Russia’s Khakassia region to bathe in its bitter, salty water with the belief that the black and blue mud has curative properties.
David Payne gets set on the starting block before the men's 110m hurdles semi-final at the US Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at the Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.
Amanda Jacobs dives into a quarry lake at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club in Cockeysville, MD, where residents seek ways to avoid the heat after electric power was knocked out by a major storm.
A view of the Henley Reach during the 2012 Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England.
Members of the English National Ballet perform a dress rehearsal in St Paul's Cathedral in London, where they are performing as part of the City of London Festival's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Jordyn Wieber competes on the balance beam during the 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
Sallie Ford performs at the Eurockeennes Music Festival in Belfort, France.
The peloton ride along the coast during stage 4 of the 2012 Tour de France from the town of Abbeville to Rouen in France.
Italian fans hold onto hope as they watch the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Italy and Spain on a big screen at the Circus Maximo in Rome.
Kentaro Asahi spikes the ball during the men's beach volleyball Olympic qualifying match in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
Torchbearer Stephen King carries the Olympic flame by boat across Rutland Water on the relay leg between Whitwell Harbour and Normanton in Rutland, England.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, leave the Signet Library to head to St. Giles Cathedral for the Thistle Ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was installed into the historic Order of the Thistle.