People cross a road in the city center amid smog from forest fires in the neighboring Ryazan region, in Moscow, Russia. Thick smog blanketed Moscow on Thursday as it blew in from nearby forest fires. Hundreds of firefighters and several aircraft were battling the blazes in the Ryazan region, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southeast of Moscow.
Cabins are shown attached to the Solntse Moskvy (Sun of Moscow) Ferris wheel under construction at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow, Russia. Upon completion of the work the 140-meter Ferris wheel will be the largest in Europe and one of the tallest in the world.