shaun sheep
Animator Nick Park poses with Shaun the Sheep figures, decorated by artists and celebrities, in Parliament Square, London. Sixty of the sheep figures are set to be placed around London and Bristol in March 2015, and will then be auctioned in aid of children's hospital charitiesAFP
china earthquake
A woman holds an umbrella as she cooks in the rain in the earthquake-hit Longtoushan in Yunnan province, ChinaReuters
china earthquake
Emergency workers try to repair a road leading to an earthquake-hit area in Qiaojia county, Yunnan province. The death toll from the quake that hit southern China has risen to 615, with 114 people missingReuters
china earthquake
A child holds a candle during a vigil for victims of the Yunnan earthquake, in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, ChinaGetty
bristol balloon fiesta
Balloonists fire their burners during the 'Night Glow' event at the Bristol International Balloon FiestaReuters
bristol balloon fiesta
A balloonist checks his balloon as it is inflated at the International Balloon Fiesta near BristolReuters
wall of death
A man rides a motorcycle on The Wall of Death during a festival in the Serbian village of GucaReuters
overloaded motorbike
A man transports paper items to be sold for the Vu Lan Festival in Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long Vu Lan festival, known as the festival of the hungry ghosts, in which the living offer their ancestors burning paper effigies of homes, money and other daily items for use in the afterlifeReuters
china inventions helicopter
Jiang Changgen poses with his home-made helicopter before he tries to fly it in Dexing, Jiangxi province, China. His invention cost him 100,000 yuan (about £10,000) but his attempt to fly it failedReuters
helicopter crash
Philippine Air Force personnel inspect a Sokol military helicopter that crashed at an army camp in Marawi city in the southern PhilippinesReuters
Smoke billows from the flaming debris of a Ukrainian fighter jet that was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory near the village of Zhdanivka, 40 kilometres northeast of Donetsk, eastern UkraineAFP
ukraine rockets
Rockets shoot off from a Ukrainian Grad multiple rocket launcher towards the position of pro-Russian militants in Donetsk regionAFP
gaza rubble
Palestinians drive past destroyed residential buildings in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza StripReuters
gaza ceasefire israel
Palestinian families leave their homes in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood in fear of Israeli airstrikes, after Hamas refused to extend the 72-hour ceasefire with IsraelAFP
mexico fire
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire caused by the explosion of a gas pipeline when a building that was being constructed collapsed in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, MexicoAFP