dog feeding tiger cubs
A female dog feeds two tiger cubs and her own puppy after the cubs' mother rejected them at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China
snow monkey
A monkey eats ice cream in a pond surrounded by carp at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China
london zoo weigh-in
Kumbuka, a Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla, is measured during the annual weigh-in ZSL London Zoo. The height and mass of all 16,000 animals at the zoo are recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can compare information on thousands of endangered species.
animal costumes
Delegates at Eurofurence – Europe's biggest furry convention – pose for a picture in front of the conference hotel in Berlin. Attendees and organisers describe themselves as "a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kind. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do".
jember carnival
A child takes part in the Jember Fashion Carnival 2014 in Jember, Indonesia
tree face projection
People look at French artist Clement Briend's photographic light installation Divine Trees, which features images of figures highly revered in Asian cultures projected onto trees at the Singapore Night Festival
homemade cars lamborghini
Wang Yu drives a homemade replica of Lamborghini Diablo on a highway in Beijing
3d printed spine
A model with a 3D-printed artificial axis is seen at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing. Doctor Liu Zhongjun has successfully implanted an artificial axis produced by a 3D printer into the spine of a bone cancer patient
ice bucket challenge
Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Infiniti Red Bull Racing takes part in an ice bucket challenge ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix
philippines pollution
Children paddle discarded bits of styrofoam as they collect plastic recyclable objects on Manila Bay
bangladesh water pollution
Bangladeshi boatmen navigate through dense water hyacinths over the Buriganga river in Dhaka
oil spill mexico
A worker is reflected in spilled oil as he tries to clean up the shores of the river San Juan in Cadereyta, Mexico. The 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline, owned by national oil company Pemex, was ruptured when thieves attempted to tap into it.
landslide Hiroshima Japan
Japanese soldiers search for survivors and bodies in the mud at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area in Hiroshima
ebola liberia
A man lies under a car after being put there in detention by the Liberian army on the second day of the government's Ebola quarantine on West Point slum in Monrovia. An army officer said the man was showing symptoms of Ebola and was caught trying to escape from West Point.
ebola liberia
A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), suits up in protective clothing before entering a high-risk area of the MSF Ebola treatment centre near Monrovia, Liberia. The centre has 120 beds and is being expanded, making it the largest Ebola treatment centre in history.
ukraine children
Children who have fled the fighting in eastern regions of Ukraine look out from a mini-bus upon their arrival at a railway station, before leaving for their temporary accommodation in Stavropol, southern Russia
ukraine kiev
Ukrainian forces rehearse ahead of Independence Day (24 August 2014) in Kiev
gaza hamas commanders
Tens of thousands of Palestinians march during the funeral of three senior Hamas commanders who were killed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
gaza flour
A Palestinian man helps remove a bag of flour from a house that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City
gaza rockets israel
A rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel
indonesia election
Indonesian police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta