panda sculptures
Papier-mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are displayed in the arrival hall at Hong Kong airport. The city is the latest stop on the 1600 Pandas World Tour, highlighting a 2004 survey which found there were only 1,600 pandas left in the wildReuters
world cup fish
A team of Samurai Blue surgeonfish representing Japan and a squad of orange clown fish representing the Ivory Coast compete for a bait-filled ball at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise amusement park in Japan. A blue 'striker' eventually pushed the ball into a goal, predicting a World Cup win for JapanAFP
world cup christ
Tourists pose for photos at the statue of Christ the Redeemer ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de JaneiroReuters
rio christ
A child poses for a family picture in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de JaneiroReuters
cliff diving
Andy Jones of the USA dives from the 28-metre platform at Hells Gate during the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Possum Kingdom Lake, TexasGetty
pole dancing
A woman performs a pole-dancing routine on a lamp post in Mexico City during national Urban Pole Dance DayReuters
tower bridge castell
People form a traditional 'Castell' or human tower in front of Tower Bridge in a bid to draw international attention to a referendum on Catalan independence on 9 NovemberAFP
fainting soldier
A soldier from the royal guard lies on the ground after fainting as guests were arriving for Princess Leonore's christening at the Royal Chapel in Drottningholm Palace near StockholmAFP
rafael nadal french open 2014
Rafael Nadal celebrates match point in his French Open men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros in ParisGetty
netball
Jo Harten of the team Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic competes with Sharni Layton of the Sydney Swifts during their ANZ Championship Minor semi-final netball match in SydneyGetty
Miss USA
Fellow contestants embrace Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez after she won the 2014 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, LouisianaReuters
Miss USA
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez takes the runway during the swimsuit section of the 2014 Miss USA beauty pageant, and is crowned by Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady after winning the 2014 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, LouisianaReuters
venice regatta
Rowers take part in the Vogalonga, or Long Row on the Grand Canal and the Venice lagoonReuters
beach aerial
An aerial view shows people on the beach of the Wannsee lake in Berlin, GermanyAFP
mexico weather
An overturned truck is seen after a road was washed away by flood waters in Boca del Rio, after Tropical Depression 90-L brought torrential rain to the states of southern MexicoReuters
karachi airport
Flames illuminate smoke rising from the Karachi airport terminal after heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airportAFP
karachi airport
Pakistani policemen display seized weapons after militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in KarachiAFP