A Shi'ite Muslim has his child's head gashed with a knife during a procession to mark Ashura in Mumbai. The festival, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet MuhammadReuters
Shi'ite Muslims perform with fire during celebrations of Ashura in Najaf, IraqReuters
gaza blast
Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with the southern Gaza StripReuters
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Kurdish peshmerga fighters train in the grounds of their camp in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern IraqAFP
wedding bungee
A newly married couple, members of the amateur rope-jumping group Exit Point, jump from a 44-metre high water pipe bridge in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, RussiaReuters
miss international beauty
Miss USA Samantha Brooks and Miss United Kingdom Victoria Charlotte Tooby show off their national costumes for the Miss International beauty pageant, to be held on November 11 in TokyoAFP
paddington trail
Paddington Bear statues, each with a different celebrity-designed paint job, are pictured in front of Tower Bridge for the launch of the Paddington Trail. Some 50 Paddington statues designed by celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, David Beckham and Benedict Cumberbatch are scattered around LondonJustin Tallis/AFP
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Boris Johnson stands with his 'Bear of London' Paddington Bear statue during the launch of The Paddington Trail at City HallIan Gavan/Getty Images
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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels arrive in a van decorated as a dog at the world premiere of the film "Dumb and Dumber To" in Los AngelesReuters
dog hotel singapore
A staff member takes a dog for a swim in a bone-shaped pool at the Wagington luxury pet hotel in SingaporeAFP
Melbourne cup
Nicholas Hall riding Fawkner heads to the start in Race 7 on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington RacecourseGetty
bomb disposal
A bomb disposal robot, controlled by a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, removes a parcel containing mock explosives before depositing it into a container during an APEC summit security drill in Tianjin, ChinaReuters
poppy day
Crosses decorated with poppies and hand-written messages are seen planted in the lawn outside Westminster AbbeyReuters
Lynda Bellingham funeral
Lynda Bellingham's husband Michael Pattemore and sons carry her coffin into the church during her funeral in Crewkerne, SomersetBen A Pruchnie/Getty Images