Photograph: Reuters

Salvadoran Paralympic wheelchair racer Luis Morales shows his gloves after a training session at Nacional Magico Gonzalez stadium in San Salvador. Morales will compete in the 100 metre road cycling event at the summer Paralympic Games in London.

More great news photography from Wednesday 18 July in this gallery from our picture desk.

El Salvador gangs celebrate a day without murders

Two of the largest rival gangs in El Salvador have recently called a truce, leading to its first murder-free day for years. Much of the violence is blamed on Mexican drug cartels that use the country as a transit point

A Mara 18 gang member attends a press conference of his leaders at a prison in Quezaltepeque. Imprisoned gang leaders announced in a press conference on Wednesday that they have declared Salvadorian schools as peace zones Photograph: Luis Romero/AP