See some of July's most popular photos

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community, Your Shot. Here are some of the month's highlights.

From the vibrant streets of Cape Town's Bo-Kaap neighborhood to the vivid stained glass windows of Iran's famous Pink Mosque, the top shots from last month expertly utilized color in order to stand out. Check out these eye-catching scenes from around the world.

Francis Rivera produces Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography from National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot . Melody Rowell writes and researches the captions. Submit your photos and you could be published online or in our magazines. See the highlights from previous months here.