Belgium's King Philippe, right, kisses the hand of Queen Mathilde as they stand on the balcony of the royal palace in Brussels. Philippe has taken the oath before parliament to become the country's seventh king after his father Albert abdicated.
An election officer brings a ballot box from polling station at a ballot counting center for the upper house election in Tokyo, Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a convincing victory in an upper house election.
Kids play in a portable pool outside their home in the Manguinhos slum complex where Pope Francis will visit next week during his trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lightning strikes above the Mandalay Bay (L) and Luxor (C) casinos on the Las Vegas Strip as a thunderstorm moves through Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 20, 2013.