Pictures of the month: July

Our top photos from the month of July.

  • Emergencies Ministry member walks at a site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region � MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters

  • A flamingo and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being tagged at dawn at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve � Jon Nazca / Reuters

  • Palestinians walk past a fire following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on a building in Gaza City � Suhaib Salem / Reuters

  • The Supermoon rises over houses in Olvera � Jon Nazca / Reuters

  • An Afghan resident points his weapon at the dead body of an unidentified militant, as a way of showing his hatred for insurgents, at a building after an attack in Kabul � Omar Sobhani / Reuters

  • Israelis take cover on the side of a road as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets outside the northern Gaza Strip � Amir Cohen / Reuters

  • Germany's players lifts the World Cup trophy as they celebrate their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro � Darren Staples / Reuters

  • Spanish rider Torres performs a jump during the Burn Freestyle Malaga motocross show at the Malagueta bullring in Malaga � Jon Nazca / Reuters

  • Family members of the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster are seen reacting next to Mayor Pieter Broertjes through the window of a hearse carrying the victims' bodies, in Hilversum � Michael Kooren / Reuters

  • Flowers and mementos left by local residents at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured near the settlement of Rozspyne in the Donetsk region � MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters

  • A fan of Argentina reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup final against Germany at the Argentine Embassy in Brasilia � Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

  • A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province � Stringer . / Reuters

  • Actors Sean Penn and Charlize Theron speak together prior to the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris � Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

  • Kenya's Denis Okoth lands a punch on England's Samuel Maxwell during their men's Light Welterweight boxing fight at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow � Jim Young / Reuters

  • Israelis take cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Ashkelon � Amir Cohen / Reuters

  • Anti-riot policeman is hit in the face with a colleague's shield by a protester while attempting to disperse demonstrators outside the U.S. embassy in Manila � Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

  • Cars are seen in a sunken open-air parking lot after heavy rainfall hit Chengdu � China Daily China Daily Infor

  • The son of one of the Palestinian members of Al-Batsh's family, who hospital officials said were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns during their funeral in Gaza City � Mohammed Salem / Reuters

  • FSA fighters help a fellow fighter who was wounded during what the FSA said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Idlib � Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

  • Palestinian man, in clothes stained with blood of father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns at hospital in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip � Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuter

  • Allie Shaughnessy, who is dressed as Mystique, during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California � Sandy Huffaker / Reuters

  • A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou � China Stringer Network / Reut

  • Israeli army officer gives explanations during an army organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks � POOL New / Reuters

  • Actor Shia LaBeouf arrives for a court appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York � Lucas Jackson / Reuters

  • Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City � Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

  • Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Bnaya Rubel in Holon, near Tel Aviv � Nir Elias / Reuters

  • Palestinians ride a donkey cart past a police station, which was under construction when it was destroyed in what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip � Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuter

  • German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter, over the Munich airport � Lukas Barth / Reuters

  • The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral near Tel Aviv � Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

  • Palestinians search for scattered body parts amongst the rubble of Al-Batsh's family house, which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City � Mohammed Salem / Reuters

  • A man looks at the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed on Penghu island � Pichi Chuang / Reuters

  • A Palestinian man mourns a relative at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip � Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

  • An Israeli soldier attends the funeral of Israeli soldier Liad Lavii near Beersheba � Siegfried Modola / Reuters

  • Malaysian air crash investigators take photos of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 � MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters

  • A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo � Miguel Vidal / Reuters

  • People sunbathe on the beach of Wannsee near to Berlin � Axel Schmidt / Reuters

  • A girl leaves a bomb shelter after a siren warning of incoming rockets was sounded in the southern city of Ashkelon � Baz Ratner / Reuters

  • Williams Formula One driver Massa of Brazil crashes with his car in the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit � Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

  • A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race � Jacky Naegelen / Reuters

  • Boys climb a rock before jumping into the Mediterranean Sea on El Salon beach in Nerja � Jon Nazca / Reuters

  • A Palestinian girl is treated at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip � Mohammed Salem / Reuters

  • Muslims sit inside the compound of Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) before the start of last Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi � Ahmad Masood / Reuters

  • Men are seen at the window of a train as they make their way home, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, at Karachi's Cantonment railway station � Akhtar Soomro / Reuters

  • A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion that medics said killed eight children and two adults, and wounded 40 others at a public garden in Gaza City � Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

  • Palestinian children sit in a car as they flee their family homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip � Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuter

  • Israeli armored personnel carriers manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip � Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

  • A wreckage of a burnt aircraft is pictured after a shelling at Tripoli International Airport � Hani Amara / Reuters

  • Palestinians standing behind the gate of Rafah crossing hold their passports as they try to cross into Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip � Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuter

  • A runner is caught between the horns of a Fuente Ymbro fighting bull on Santo Domingo street during the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona � Vincent West / Reuters

  • Man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou � China Stringer Network / Reut

  • An ancient tower is seen balancing on the top of a dirt hill, with its base slightly eroded, along a grassland in Qixian county � China Stringer Network / Reut

  • U.S. President Obama greets man wearing a horse mask during a walkabout in Denver � Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

  • Joseph Rojas and Abigail Zolotarsky embrace as lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan � Lucas Jackson / Reuters

  • Mim Morris wipes her forehead as she looks through the remnants of her home, which was destroyed by the Carlton Complex Fire, as her grandson, Joel Lafer, joins her near Malott, Washington � David Ryder / Reuters

  • The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the refloat operation at Giglio Island � Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

  • A civil defence member is stuck under debris at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad inAl-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo � Stringer . / Reuters

  • Laye of Cadogan, Alberta, rides horse Wildcat in bareback event during day 3 of Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary � Todd Korol / Reuters

  • Israelis watch as smoke rises after air strikes across the border in northern Gaza � Amir Cohen / Reuters

  • Germany's Mario Goetze kisses the World Cup trophy as he celebrates their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro � Damir Sagolj / Reuters

  • Visee holds a Netherlands flag flying at half-mast as a hearse carrying the remains of victims of flight MH17 are escorted on highway A27 near Nieuwegein � United Photos / Reuters

  • Armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region � MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters