rubber duck
The giant inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats on the Parramatta River, as part of the 2014 Sydney FestivalReuters
hubble spiral galaxy
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a new NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaicNASA/Reuters
sinabung ash cloud
The Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash during an eruption, as seen from Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra provinceReuters
sinabung photos
A family stands while watching Mount Sinabung volcano spew ash at Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra provinceReuters
dakar rally flames
Paulo Goncalves of Portugal reacts as his Honda motorbike burns during the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally 2014 from Chilecito to Tucuman, ArgentinaReuters
china hostage
A man is held hostage at an electric bicycle maintenance shop in Kunming, capital of China's southwest Yunnan province. Police successfully rescued the hostage and detained the suspect after a four-hour standoff. The suspect took a construction worker hostage with a knife, after being chased by police for stealing a mountain bikeReuters
Palestine soldiers
Palestinian students crawl on a military-styled exercise course conducted by the Hamas-run ministry of education, in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripReuters
weather fountain
A frozen crane-shaped fountain with icicles is seen at a park in TokyoReuters
india republic day
Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New DelhiReuters
andy murray
Andy Murray reacts after losing a point during an exhibition match against Australia's Lleyton Hewitt at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in MelbourneReuters
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos leaves Southwark Crown Court in London where she denied being concerned with the supply of Class A drugsReuters
molten statues
Workers pour molten bronze into moulds of "The Actor" statuettes for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, CaliforniaReuters