THE best pictures from around the UK and world from this week are a diverse mix of sport, fires, and war.

Daomin Liu CHN competes in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM6 Swimming Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during day two of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games; while

Malaysia’s Mohd Yusof Hafizi Shaharuddin competes in the Men’s C1 3000m Individual Pursuit qualifying during the Track Cycling at the Izu Velodrome.

Great Britain’s Piers Gilliver is pictured on his way to winning gold in the Men’s Individual Epee A, during day two of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Japan.

Away from sport, members of the Nassir family sit under a poster of Mohamed Nassir, who died in the recent 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza.

Flames from the French Fire consume a cabin on Highway 155 in Sequoia National Forest, California.

Sheep form the shape of a heart in a field in Guyra, northern New South Wales, Australia.