moscow state circus
Vlad Khvostik performs at the visiting Moscow State Circus which is located on Clapham Common in London from 22 October to 2 NovemberGetty
sculptures by the sea
'Breaching' by Michael Greve is displayed during the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney, AustraliaGetty
baptism
A Christian pilgrim dips in the water at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan RiverReuters
diwali lights
Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the Swastika, a Hindu symbol of peace, for the festival of Diwali in the western Indian city of AhmedabadReuters
diwali lights
Residents light candles and lamps at the Madan Mohan Malviya stadium in Allahabad on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lightsAFP
autumn colours
The Semper opera is reflected in a puddle in Dresden, eastern GermanyAFP
himalayas
The moon illuminates the snow-covered Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers, near the world's second highest mountain K2 in the Karakoram mountain range in PakistanReuters
hong kong democracy protests
Heavy rain falls on tents at the main protest site near government headquarters in Hong KongGetty
hong kong democracy protests
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas up to support a tent during heavy rain on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, Hong KongGetty
ferguson mike brown
Demonstrators face off with police in a shop's parking lot as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MissouriScott Olson / Getty Images
kobani spectators
People on the Turkish side of the border cheer as smoke rises in the sky following an air strike on the Syrian town of KobaniAFP
yemen
Women walk past the remains of the house of Ali Bedair, a leader of the Sunni Muslim Islah party, bombed by Shi'ite Houthi rebels, in Yareem, YemenReuters
ukraine russia crisis
Passers-by take photos near remains of munitions, which locals said were used by Ukrainian government forces and placed for display along a road, near the town of Makievka, eastern UkraineReuters
jerusalem shooting
Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of three-month-old baby Chaya Zissel Braun during her funeral in Jerusalem. She was killed in what Israeli police called a "hit-and-run terror attack" when a Palestinian driver rammed a group of pedestrians. Abed Abdelrahman Shaludeh, 21, was shot and wounded by police as he tried to flee the scene. He later died of his injuries.Menahem Kahana/AFP
ottawa shooting
Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in OttawaReuters
reburial
Members of the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment stand over a coffin holding the remains of a World War One soldier during a re-burial ceremony with 14 others at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Y-Farm Cemetery in Bois-Grenier, FranceGetty