plane crash
Wreckage of an Indian Air Force C-130J Hercules that crashed in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, killing its crew of five
subamrine graveyard
The remains of decommissioned submarines float at a nuclear waste disposal plant in the town of Fokino in Russia's far-eastern Primorsky region
syria bomb
A man looks down at an unexploded barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at a cemetery in the al-Qatanah neighbourhood of Aleppo
boston fire
Left: Firefighters battle blaze in Boston's Back Bay neighbourhood. Right: An injured person is tended to during the Boston fire. Two firefighters were killed and at least 17 people injured as the fire raced through a four-storey building
Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and a crew of US astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev aboard, blasts off from a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
volcano blue flames
Blue flames burn in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Sulphuric gases from the volcano ignite into blue flames when they come into contact with the air
The Milky Way arcs over traditional houses in Wainyapu village on the island of Sumba, Indonesia, during the Pasola Festival, an event held every year to welcome the new harvest seaso
A rescuer stands on a flooded Highway 530 as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington State
malaysia family
A relative of a passenger on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 cries during a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing
coffin first
A woman raises her fist in salute as Tony Benn's coffin is carried into the grounds of Westminster Abbey
Bob Crow funeral
Well-wishers, many affiliated to trades unions, prepare to greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow outside the City of London Crematorium
25 band blur
Soldiers march at Cibeles Square in Madrid as the coffin of former Spanish prime minister Adolfo Suarez makes its way to Avila for his burial
ukraine graffiti
A woman passes graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin extending a hand to the Ukrainian people, in the Crimean city of Simferopol
clown baby
Showichi Hashimoto plays near his father Junji at the World Clown Association's annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois
rugby fans
Fans from around the world enjoy the atmosphere during day one of the 2014 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament
warrior dash superheroes
Three men dressed as superheroes participate in Warrior Dash, billed as the world's largest obstacle race, in Smithville, Texas
ice skating face
Germany's Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi compete during the ice dance short dance programme and react at the "kiss and cry" area at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan
Victor Minibaev
Victor Minibaev of Russia diving in the Men's 10m Platform final
cupcake ATM
Two women try out the 24-hour Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. The ATM, located on Lexington Avenue between 60th and 61st streets, can hold 760 cupcakes and will be restocked several times a day, according to Sprinkles founder Charles Nelson
maine coon cat
A woman holds her Maine Coon cat during a cat exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
eagle owl
An eagle owl fluffs out its feathers as it sits on one foot on a branch at the Grugapark in Essen, Germany