europa moon
Nasa has re-issued a picture of Jupiter's moon Europa, after subjecting it to 'modern image processing techniques'. The image is a composite of pictures captured by the Galileo probe in 1995 and 1998, re-arranged 'into a realistic colour view of the surface that approximates how Europa would appear to the human eye'Nasa
space station
The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the US and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in KazakhstanReuters
snow car
The inside of a car filled with snow is seen in a parking lot where authorities have left cars that were abandoned on the freeway during a massive snow storm in Cheektowaga, New YorkReuters
snow buffalo
A snow-covered field is seen near Buffalo, New York. Warm temperatures and rain may lead to widespread flooding in the region bound in deep snowReuters
buddhist monks
Thousands of Buddhist monks attend a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district. A total of 10,000 monks attended the event, according to organisersReuters
francis xavier
Indian Christians pay their respects to the remains of St Francis Xavier at the Se Cathedral in Goa. The remains of the 16th Century Spanish missionary are put on public display every ten yearsAFP
A masked reveller takes part in a parade during the Boerwang Brennt festival in Boerwang, Bavaria, southern GermanyAFP
olympic mascots
The unnamed mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games pose during their first appearance. The mascots' designs were inspired by Brazilian fauna and flora, and their names will be decided through a public voteReuters
AMAs Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performs 'Blank Space' during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los AngelesReuters
A woman holds a candle during a commemoration ceremony at a monument for Holodomor victims in Kiev. Ukraine marked the 81th anniversary of the famine of 1932-33 in which millions died of hungerReuters
ferguson grand jury
Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb of St Louis, MissouriAdrees Latif/Reuters
ferguson grand jury
Demonstrators march in St. Louis, Missouri, while America waits for the grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenagerJewel Samad/AFP
A young girl gives the fascist salute during the 39th anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco at Plaza Oriente square in MadridDenis Doyle/Getty Images
palestinian shot
Daughters of 32-year-old Palestinian man Fadel Halawa, who was shot dead by Israeli forces, cry during his funeral in Gaza CitySuhaib Salem/Reuters
gaza rubble
Palestinians take cover under the rubble of their house that was destroyed by shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza StripMohammed Salem/Reuters