walruses
An estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses gather on a beach in north-west Alaska. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photographed the enormous herd near Point Layon the shores of the Chukchi SeaNOAA
snake nose
A man inserts a live snake into his nose and out through his mouth during a performance at an amusement park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of ChinaReuters
surf dogs
A bulldog named Tillman rides a wave during the 6th Annual Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach, CaliforniaAFP
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Base jumper John Snurkowski leaps from the 300-metre high open deck of the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Some 100 professional base jumpers from 20 countries took part in the annual base jumping eventAFP
asian games diving
South Korea's bronze medallist Woo Haram competes in the men's 1m springboard diving final during the 17th Asian Games in IncheonReuters
asian games diving
Chinese gold medallist Shi Tingmao competes in the women's 1m springboard diving final at the Asian Games in Incheon, South KoreaReuters
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US actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with contestants during the Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding competition in MadridAFP
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George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice.Reuters
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada
Rodriguez-Gerada's six-acre portrait - Out of Many, One - is exhibited on the National Mall in Washington DCReuters
shanghai traffic
Roads are illuminated on the eve of China's National Day holiday in ShanghaiAFP
northern lights
A tourist takes photos of a display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fjord near the village of Mestervik in northern NorwayReuters
milky way from space
The Milky Way is pictured in this photo taken by Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman on the International Space StationReuters
us air force
A US Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against Isis targetsReuters
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A US Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in SyriaReuters
gaza
Palestinians light a fire in an area of Gaza City that was devastated during the seven-week Israeli offensiveReuters
hindu festival
Devotees light oil lamps while offering prayers during the Navratri Hindu festival in Bhaktapur, NepalReuters
hindu festival
Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival at Surat in the western Indian state of GujaratReuters
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Pilgrims walk counter-clockwise around the Kaaba while others stop to touch itReuters
hajj kids
Palestinian children walk around a model of the Kaaba during a re-enactment of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, at their school in the West Bank city of NablusReuters
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray along the Ayarkon River in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv during the Tashlich ritual in which believers cast their sins into the water before the Day of Atonement or Yom KippurAFP
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Galatasaray fans light flares during the Uefa Champions League against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in LondonGetty
hong kong democracy protests
Police fire tear gas into a crowd of pro-democracy protesters near the Hong Kong government headquartersAaron Tam/AFP
hong kong umbrella revolution
Protesters walk along a street after heavy rain and thunderstorms near the government headquarters building in Hong KongReuters
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Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their mobile phones during a protest near the Hong Kong government headquartersDale de la Rey/AFP
hong kong pepper spray
Riot police use pepper spray as they clash with protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong KongReuters
china national day
Paramilitary policemen salute as they attend a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Nanjing, Jiangsu provinceReuters
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Prime Minister David Cameron prepares his keynote speech in his hotel room in Birmingham during the Conservative Party ConferencePeter Macdiarmid/Getty
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Satirical artist Kaya Mar displays his latest works depicting Boris Johnson and David Cameron outside the venue of the Conservative Party conference in BirminghamAFP
Conservative Party Conference rough sleeper
A man sleeps on the grass outside the Conservative Party Conference venue in BirminghamDarren Staples/Reuters
ebola texas
A man passes a bag, delivered by the Red Cross and the North Texas Food Bank, to the unit at The Ivy Apartments complex where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus is staying, in Dallas, Texas. Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartmentReuters
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A health worker pushes a wheelbarrow containing a sick woman thought to be suffering from Ebola, at a treatment centre in Monrovia, LiberiaAFP