Beluga whale birth
Beluga whale Zhuoya gives birth to her first offspring at an aquarium in Changsha, Hunan province, ChinaReuters
autumn reflection
Autumn leaves are reflected in Loch Faskally in Pitlochry, ScotlandRussell Cheyne/Reuters
chhath puja
A woman worships the Sun god Surya in the waters of the Laxmi Narayan lake during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in the northeastern Indian city of AgartalaReuters
chhath puja
Hindu devotees worship the Sun god Surya in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New DelhiReuters
chhath puja
Hindu devotees gather to worship the Sun god Surya on the banks of the Ganges river during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in KolkataReuters
hawaii lava
Burning debris can be seen in the lava flow from Mount Kilauea as it inches closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii. The slow-moving river of molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuildingReuters
Antares explosion
An aerial view of Nasa's Wallops Island launch site in Virginia following the explosion of Orbital Science Corp's Antares rocketReuters
Antares explosion
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch at Nasa's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia...Joel Kowsky/Nasa
Antares explosion
...People who came to watch the launch walk away after an unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded just seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island, Virginia, on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space StationSteve Alexander/AFP
gaza egypt
Smoke rises after a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the city of Rafah, near the border with the southern Gaza StripReuters
mexico missing students
A truck set on fire is used to break open one of the entrances of the governor's house in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, by teachers protesting over the disappearance of 43 students. Mexican authorities have searched in vain for any trace of the college students who disappeared on 26 SeptemberAFP
san francisco giants world series
A man jumps through a fire along a street in the Mission District in San Francisco after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game Seven of the World SeriesReuters
san francisco giants world series
Police take aim at a crowd gathered in the Mission District in San Francisco during a rowdy celebration after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win their third World Series title in five seasonsReuters
san francisco giants world series
The San Francisco Giants celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriGetty
manchester city newcastle united
Newcastle United fans celebrate their team's second goal against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in ManchesterReuters
interstellar chastain
Matthew McConaughey stands on the rain-soaked hem of Jessica Chastain's dress as they pose with Anne Hathaway at the European premiere of the film Interstellar in LondonLeon Neal/AFP