eagle owl
An eagle owl fluffs out its feathers as it sits on a tree branch at the Grugapark in Essen, GermanyReuters
dog shopping
A little dog pulls a tiny cart loaded with its owner's shopping on a street in BeijingAFP
candy crush
A mascot dressed as a piece from "Candy Crush Saga" walks the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeReuters
ice skater
Russia's Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov compete during the pairs free skating programme at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, JapanReuters
mexican wrestler
Amateur wrestler Meteorito poses for a picture as he sits in the stands of the Arena Obreros in Saltillo, MexicoReuters
street waiter
Rodrigo Oliveira, 29, dressed as a waiter, sells bottles of drinking water to motorists at a traffic light in Sao Paulo, BrazilReuters
soyuz
Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and a crew of US astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev aboard, blasts off from a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in KazakhstanAFP
madrid
Protesters run away from a bin fire to in an underground passage during protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in MadridGetty
boston fire
Left: Firefighters battle blaze in Boston's Back Bay neighbourhood. Right: An injured person is tended to during the Boston fire. Two firefighters were killed and at least 17 people injured as the fire raced through a four-storey buildingReuters
firefighters boots
Over 200 pairs of boots are displayed on the steps inside San Francisco City Hall to symbolise the 230 San Francisco firefighters who have died of cancer over the past decade. A study published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health showed a direct correlation between cancers and exposure to carcinogens like flame retardants. The study also showed elevated rates of mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposureGetty
korea coffins
South Korean army soldiers carry caskets containing the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, which will be returned to ChinaReuters
army diver
Military diver Lance Corporal Shane Johns takes part in an exercise in a diving tank as the Army showcases its future specialist capabilities at Upavon Airfield in WiltshireGetty
malaysia pilots
Flight Lieutenants Russell Adams and Joal McCutcheon sit in the cockpit of a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the southern Indian OceanReuters
mudslide aerial
An aerial view of the landslide covering State Route 530 near Oso. The official death toll is 16, with an additional eight bodies located but not recovered. The number of people missing has dropped to 90Reuters
Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) speaks with his brother Doug during a break in the mayoral election debateReuters
kim dotcom
Kim Dotcom poses with his smartphone app after his Internet Party was launched at Dotcom Mansion in Auckland, New Zealand  Getty