weightlifters faces
The faces of competitors straining to lift the bar are pictured during the men's weightlifting competition at the 17th Asian GamesReuters
sumo babies
Babies held by amateur sumo wrestlers cry during the "baby-cry sumo" event at the Irugi shrine in Tokyo. Some Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can make babies cry out a wish to grow up in good healthAFP
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Lee Westwood photobombs Ian Poulter and his wife Katie before the opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in ScotlandGetty
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Chinese fans cheer Russia's Maria Sharapova after she defeated compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Wuhan Open tennis tournamentAFP
Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui perform in the women's duet technical routine synchronised swimming competition during the 17th Asian Games in IncheonReuters
Bronze medallist Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan competes in the Men's 200m breaststroke final during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South KoreaReuters
bacon nose
Gary Dryfoos, majordomo of the Ig Nobel Prize, demonstrates the Medicine Prize winners' study for "treating uncontrollable nosebleeds, using the method of nasal-packing-with-strips-of-cured-pork" at the awards ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, MassachusettsReuters
worlds longest moustache
Ram Singh Chauhan (61) displays his 18-ft moustache in Ahmedabad, India. It has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest moustacheAFP
A topless mannequin prepares to take the plunge into the highly polluted Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo. Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur says his sculpture is intended to warn people about the pollution in the city's riversReuters
barbie doll jesus
Artist Marianela Perelli displays Barbie and Ken dolls that she and her partner Emiliano Paolini have re-designed to portray religious figures such as the Virgin of Guadalupe, at their workshop in Rosario, north of Buenos Aires...Reuters
barbie doll jesus
...Marianela Perelli and Emiliano Paolini show a Ken doll that they have re-designed to look like Jesus Chris. They are working on more religious figures, although they say they will not be using the Prophet Muhammad to avoid controversyReuters
art of the brick lego
A Lego sculpture entitled Yellow is displayed at Nathan Sawaya's The Art of the Brick Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery in LondonGetty
yuk sydney
A woman inspects a giant sign saying "yuk" made from cigarette butts in an effort to get smokers to bin their butts, in the Sydney central business districtAFP
Castellers de Barcelona form a human tower during a festival at Sant Jaume square in BarcelonaReuters
millions of tyres dumped near Sesena, a ghost town in Spain
Millions of used tyres are seen on a dump in front of largely empty apartment buildings in SeseñaPablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
goats dam
Two Alpine Ibex, a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the Alps, climb the near-vertical Cingino Dam wall in northern ItalyAFP
Autumn equinox
A deer stag bellows in London's Richmond Park on the first day of autumnRob Stothard/Getty Images
Autumn equinox
A Virginia creeper covering a 15th-century cottage turns copper red as autumn arrives in Llanrwst, North WalesReuters
menorca waterspout
A huge waterspout is pictured off S'Algar on the southeast coast of the Spanish Balearic island of MenorcaCarlos Sintes
lightning haiti
Lightning strikes over the sea along the coast of the Haitian capital, Port au PrinceAFP
kurds border
Kurdish Syrian refugees and Turkish protesters pull down a part of the Turkish-Syrian border fence. Nearly 140,000 Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey since last weekReuters
shiite volunteers
Shi'ite fighters, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, celebrate after the end of their training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of BaghdadReuters
US air force airstrikes
Two US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in SyriaReuters
US Air Force pilots with the Thunderbirds team perform a stunt in F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to the Gunfighter Skies air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base, IdahoReuters
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A Palestinian protester carries tyres to set them ablaze during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against a Jewish settlement near NablusReuters
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Journalists use their mobile phones as they take cover during a shelling alert at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of DebaltseveReuters