aurora from space
Reid Wiseman, an astronaut on the International Space Station, took this photo of an aurora dancing around the Earth's atmosphere. 'Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this,' he tweeted@astro_reid
floods china
An aerial view shows a flooded highway after heavy rainfall hit Lishui, Zhejiang province, ChinaReuters
floods china
A young man rescues a stranded pig on a makeshift raft after heavy rainfall hit Lishui, Zhejiang province, ChinaReuters
landslide Hiroshima Japan
Firefighters and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western JapanReuters
rubber duck
A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, CaliforniaReuters
ukraine moscow star
A man takes a selfie as he stands with a Ukrainian flag on a Soviet-style star retouched with blue paint so it resembles the yellow-and-blue national colours of Ukraine, atop the spire of a building in MoscowReuters
human milk bank
Bottles of human breast milk are pasteurised at the general hospital in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. The region's first Human Milk Bank opened recently, with the aim of reducing the mortality rate in premature infantsAFP
human milk bank
A nurse holds the hand of a premature baby, born at five months, after feeding it with expressed breast milk on the first day of donation at a hospital in Medellin, ColombiaReuters
ebola liberia
Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body at Duwala market in Monrovia. To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia has quarantined remote villages at the epicentre of the virus, evoking the 'plague villages' of medieval Europe that were shut off from the outside worldReuters
ebola liberia
Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes in the West Point slum in Monrovia. Police fired live rounds and teargas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhoodReuters
indonesia election
Indonesian police fire a tear gas canister as they try to disperse supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta. Losing candidate Prabowo has asked the Constitutional Court to overturn the election result, saying the vote in the world's third largest democracy was tainted by mass fraudReuters
ferguson mike brown
Security forces charge demonstrators after being hit by water bottles during a protest against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriReuters
ferguson mike brown
A demonstrator protesting against the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri carries a sign reading: 'Go kill Isis and leave us alone'AFP
shiite volunteers
Shi'ite volunteers, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, take part in field training in NajafReuters
gaza father
Tarek al-Rifi, the father of one of the three children from the Al-Rifi family killed in an Israeli military strike, reacts at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospitalAFP
gaza ceasefire israel
An Israeli firefighter extinguishes fire after rockets fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza strip hit a field near the southern Israeli city of SderotAFP
gaza brooklyn
A pro-Palestinian flag is seen hanging from the Manhattan Bridge in New York. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators also marched across the Brooklyn BridgeReuters