giraffe vet
People look on as a vet prepares to dismember Marius the giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo. The Danish zoo killed healthy giraffe and fed the 18-month-old animal's carcass to lionsReuters
giraffe lions
The giraffe's carcass is eaten by lions after he was put down. Copenhagen Zoo turned down offers from other zoos and 500,000 euros from a private individual to save the life of a healthy giraffeAP
flooding cattle
An aerial view shows stranded cattle in the flooded region of Ballivian province, Beni department. Torrential rain and floods in Bolivia have killed at least 40 people and left many homelessReuters
flooding dogs
Cats and dogs are rescued by the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service during continued flooding at BurrowbridgeReuters
flooding Ukip
Ukip leader Nigel Farage wades in water as he visits a flooded property at Burrowbridge on the Somerset LevelsGetty
flooding sandbags
Marines from 40 Commando help build a sandbag wall around a property in Moorland as they help with flood defences on the Somerset LevelsGetty
brazil cave
A worker is seen inside the Cuncas II tunnel that will link the canals being built to divert water from the Sao Francisco river for use in four drought-plagued Brazilian states, a project that is three years behind schedule and has doubled in costReuters
Derailed train
A derailed train is pictured outside the French town of Annot. An enormous boulder hurtled off a mountain and smashed into a tourist train in the French Alps, killing two passengersAP
The South Korean Air Force's Black Eagles perform a manoeuvre during an aerial display ahead of the Singapore Air ShowReuters
colour run
Competitors throw coloured powder after finishing the Colour Run at Sydney Olympic ParkGetty
ice canoe
A member of Team Stein Monast falls into the water during the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race on the St. Lawrence riverReuters
Riders compete in the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association's Kawartha Cup in Lindsay, OntarioReuters
olympic jenny jones
Bronze medallist Jenny Jones of Britain poses on the podium after the women's snowboard slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Winter OlympicsReuters
olympic hands
Second-placed Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) of Canada and her sister, first-placed Justine Dufour-Lapointe, hold hands during the flower ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing moguls event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic GamesReuters
olympic curling hat
A fan of Canada wearing a hat in the shape of a stone watches the men's curling event at the 2014 Sochi OlympicsReuters
olympic eyes
Estonia's Grete Gaim reacts after crossing the finish line during the women's biathlon 7.5km sprint event at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsReuters
Shia LaBeouf poses with a paper bag over his head on the red carpet for the film Nymphomaniac at the Berlin Film FestivalReuters
fashion mask
Stylist Faustina Rose waits for the commencement of the Katya Zol 2014 Autumn/Winter collection show during New York Fashion WeekReuters
drug smuggler
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has her head covered as she sits in the Denpasar Parole board office following her release from Kerobokan Prison in Bali. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2005 for trying to smuggle 4 kg (8.8 lb) of marijuana into BaliReuters
Mask Kashmir
An Indian policeman stands guard during a curfew in Srinagar, KashmirAP
philippines kids
School pupils use doormats as improvised protective headgear during an earthquake drill in Paranaque city, metro ManilaReuters
nudist beach
Sunbathers watch as government officials put up a notice on banning nudity in public areas, at a beach in Sanya, Hainan province, ChinaReuters