king vulture
A King Vulture, which is native to the jungles of Central and South America, is displayed at the Los Angeles ZooAFP
yayoi kusama
An installation titled Infinity Mirror Room - Phallus Field by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is seen during her exhibition at the Rufino Tamayo museum in Mexico CityReuters
yayoi kusama
A photographer takes pictures of an installation titled Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled With the Brilliance of Life by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during her exhibition at the Rufino Tamayo museum in Mexico City. The installation is part of Kusama's first major exhibition in Latin AmericaReuters
sukkot tabernacle
A member of the Samaritan sect decorates a traditional hut known as a sukkah with fruits and vegetables, on Mount Gerizim, on the outskirts of the West Bank City of NablusReuters
sukkot etrog
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man inspects a citron (or etrog in Hebrew), one of four species used during the celebration of Sukkot, the feast of the Tabernacles, in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of NetanyaAFP
trump casino
Workers remove the large letters spelling out the Trump name from the shuttered Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City after real-estate mogul Donald Trump sued to end a licensing deal that allowed the casino owners to use his nameReuters
montpellier floods
Cars that were washed away are seen in Grabels near Montpellier following overnight flash floods when the Lez river burst its banksAFP
auckland power cut
Half of the city of Auckland in New Zealand is in darkness after fire damaged cables at Transpower's Penrose SubstationGetty
hong kong democracy protests
Protesters continue to occupy an area around the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-controlled enclave subsided as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedienceReuters
hong kong proposal
Yau, 22, gets down to his knees and proposes to his girlfriend Chen, 21, both university students and pro-democracy protesters, in Hong Kong. The Chinese characters on Yau's arm read: "Leung Chun-ying, step down"Reuters
gay marriage
Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and his partner Derek Kitchen, and Kody Partridge and her wife Laurie Wood take selfies as they celebrate at a same-sex marriage rally in Salt Lake City, Utah. The US Supreme Court declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quicklyReuters
ebola texas
A member of the Cleaning Guys Haz Mat clean-up company removes items from the apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before being admitted to a hospital in Dallas, TexasGetty
Ebola Spain
Police escort an ambulance carrying the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola to a hospital in Alcorcón, in the Madrid metropolitan area. Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato confirmed the nurse had tested positive after treating two Ebola patients who had been brought back to the country from AfricaGetty
ebola liberia
Relatives pray over a weak Siata Johnson, 23, outside the Ebola treatment centre at the Island Hospital on the outskirts of Monrovia, LiberiaJohn Moore/Getty Images
Isis Kobane
Islamic State militants and an IS flag are seen on a hill in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish troops are pictured in the foreground, in the town of SurucAFP
Isis Kobane
Turkish Army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border as Kurdish fighters continue their increasingly desperate efforts to defend the Syrian border town of Kobani from Islamic State militantsReuters
Isis Kobane
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani after an air strike, as seen from near the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border. Warplanes believed to have been sent by the US-led coalition struck positions held by Islamic State militants near the Syrian border that beleaguered Kurdish forces have been struggling to defendReuters
The road to Damascus
The road to Damascus: A heavily damaged arch is seen at the entrance of the Dakhaniyeh neighbourhood, southeast of the capital Damascus, after Syrian government forces seized control of areaAFP
japan volcano ash
Japanese soldiers conduct search operations on Mount Ontake, which erupted 27 September. Two more bodies were found on the volcano, nearly a week and a half after the eruption that killed at least 51 people. The search continues for 10 people still missing in what has become the nation's worst volcanic disaster in a centuryReuters
india pakistan
An Indian village woman mourns the death of her relative whom locals say was killed by firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Arnia village, near Jammu. Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir regionReuters