salon du choclat
Assistants of French chocolate maker Jean-Paul Hevin work on a 4m (13ft) tall chocolate King-Kong created by Richard Orlinski in Colombes, near Paris, on the eve of the 20th Salon du ChocolatReuters
leopard dentistry
Vets insert a tube into the mouth of Tango, an 11-year-old male jaguar, during a full medical examination at the Buenos Aires Zoo. Argentina's rare jaguar was added to the zoo's DNA bank as conservationists step up efforts to save the big cat species that is on the brink of extinction. Vets took blood, hair and semen samples from Tango to be storedReuters
crocodile mummy
Technicians restore a mummified crocodile at the Louvre-Lens museum for the exhibition Animals and PharaohsAFP
london aquarium
Divers hold their pumpkins after carving them in a fish tank to mark Halloween season at the London AquariumLeon Neal/AFP
Great white pelicans enjoy the October sun in St James's Park, LondonLeon Neal/AFP
miss china
Miss Chinese winners He Wenqian, Liu Zhongqing and Yang Xue pose for pictures with giant panda triplets at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong provinceReuters
day of the dead
Sex workers in Mexico City wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered. The annual Day of the Dead is observed on 1 and 2 NovemberReuters
mount Sinabung
A photographer runs as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts on Sumatra island, IndonesiaAFP
Hawaii volcano
Lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii. Authorities are preparing to evacuate about 4,000 people living in the area, as it could reach homes in a few daysReuters/US Geological Survey
tower of london poppies
Crowds gather to see the red ceramic poppies that form part of the art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London. The evolving art installation, which will be completed on 11 November, will create a commemoration for the centenary of World War One. Picture taken from The View From the ShardReuters
shard shadow
The shadow of The Shard, western Europe's tallest building, is cast over buildings lining the river Thames in LondonReuters
A couple pose for wedding pictures outside the Louvre museum in ParisAFP
Sivens dam protest
Demonstrators clash with riot policemen in Albi, southern France, after a 21-year-old man died in unclear circumstances during a violent clash between demonstrators and police at the site of the contested Sivens dam near the town of GaillacAFP
Sivens dam protest
A broken shop window is seen in Nantes, western France, during a demonstration organised by opponents to a controversial project to build an international airport in the regionAFP
tripoli lebanon
Lebanese army soldiers patrol the streets after being deployed to tighten security following clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist gunmen in Tripoli, northern LebanonReuters
ebola virus
A digitally colourised scanning electron micrograph shows numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles in green, budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell in orange at 25,000X magnificationReuters/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases