An elephant stands next to the logo of the upcoming Cricket , while holding a cricket bat during the launch of the mascot's name, Stumpy, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Entertainers dressed as cartoon characters perform in a water skiing performance for tourists at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre, eastern China's Shandong province.
A boy sits on the ice toilet at Ice Gallery in Seoul, South Korea.
Paramilitary policemen take part in a training session in a river on the outskirts of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.
A man has a rather unusual party trick - 'swallowing' poisonous creatures live. Li Peng happily puts snakes, scorpions, spiders and lizards into his mouth before pulling them back out again. The 21-year-old, from Tonghua in northeast China's Jilin Province, first learnt how to carry out the trick two years ago while was working in a bar.
A woman walks past an image of lips at a department store in Tokyo.
An artist displays her makeup at the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention in Taipei.
dressed as gladiators fight in the historic Roman amphitheatre in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria. The students of Regensburg University are taking part in a two-week-long experiment where they live through the daily routines of gladiators in ancient Rome.
Performers dance during a military party in Beijing .
Students shout "I love mother and father" in Korean as they lift logs during a two-week summer military camp for civilians at the Cheongryong Self-denial Training Camp in Ansan, South Korea.
Peruvian military officers participate in a military parade marking the 189th anniversary of Peru's independence in Lima.
A man stretches himself during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing.
Charlie Timmins of Australia performs an air at Mt Albert during the Freestyle Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Kent Couch (L) and John Freis (R) race over the plains of Oregon between their 70-mile journey from Bend to Paulina. Famed cluster balloonist Kent Couch is awaiting confirmation of a hat trick. Fifty-year old Kent believes that he and his colleague John Freis, 59, may be the first men to compete in a cluster balloon race, as well as the first men to launch their cluster balloons simultaneously from the ground. In addition and most importantly, Kent believes that he may have broken the world altitude record of 18, 235 ft set by Englishman Mike Howard in 2001.
Palestinian children attending UNRWA's (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) Summer Games attempt to smash their own world record for the number of kites flown simultaneously on the beach in Gaza City.
A Chinese boy takes part in a dinosaur show in Beijing.
Thorntons Chocolate launch their new Christmas range for 2010 with models dressed as Santa and elves at the Coach Makers pub in central London