space walk
Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman works outside the space station's Quest airlock in the first of three space walks for the Expedition 41 crew aboard the International Space StationNasa/Reuters
blood moon auckland
The moon turns orange behind the CN Tower and the skyline of Toronto during a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse is also known as a "blood moon" because of the coppery, reddish colour the moon takes on as it passes into the Earth's shadowReuters
Mount Sinabung erupts again
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen in this amazing photo taken from Tiga Pancur village, Karo Regency in Indonesia's North Sumatra provinceYT Haryono/Reuters
High waves batter a breakwater at a port at Kihou town in Mie prefecture, as typhoon Phanfone slams into JapanAFP
Red Bull air race
Bottom to top: Kirby Chambliss of the United States, Nigel Lamb of Great Britain, Pete McLeod of Canada and Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic fly over the Hoover Dam. All four pilots will be in action with the rest of the 12-man field at the seventh stop of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas this weekendJoerg Mitter, Andreas Langreiter
Lake Louise at Banff National Park
Canoes resting on a dock at Lake Louise in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky MountainsReuters
Two ducks swim across a pond in Hede-Bazouges near Rennes in France as the sun rises on a misty autumn morningAFP
autumn deer rut
A male red deer covered in mud barks in Richmond Park, south-west LondonReuters
decorated bull thailand
A farmer leads a decorated buffalo as they arrive for Chonburi's annual Buffalo Racing Festival, east of Bangkok, ThailandReuters
buffalo racing
A jockey astride a buffalo competes in the racing festival in Chonburi, ThailandReuters
A bull rider is thrown from his steed during the Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds in Deniliquin, AustraliaGetty
horse girl
A young girl has a little surprise as a horse tries to nibble her at Piazza di Spagna, RomeReuters
king vulture
They are usually to be found in the jungles of Central and South America, but this King Vulture was photographed at Los Angeles ZooAFP
dog lion
Old English Sheepdog Carmen nurses her own pups - and lion cub Parys - at a private zoo in Wojciechow, Poland. The lion cub was abandoned at birth by its mother and is being nursed by the dogAFP
Miss Venezuela
Miss Guarico, Mariana Jimenez, reacts after winning the Miss Venezuela 2014 pageant. Miss Universe 2013, Maria Gabriela Isler, right, makes the announcement on stage in CaracasReuters
Castellers de Vilafranca form a human tower, called a "castell", during a competition in a stadium in Tarragona, Catalonia, SpainReuters
Castellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls form a human tower during a biannual competition in Tarragona, Spain. The formation of human towers is a tradition in this area of CataloniaReuters
tower of london poppies
Three generations of the British military - Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunliffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson - plant ceramic poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red art installation at the Tower of LondonGetty
hajj mecca tents
An aerial view of the tent city set up for Muslim pilgrims in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi ArabiaReuters
Eid al-adha
A Muslim pilgrim has his son's head shaved after casting seven stones at a pillar that symbolises Satan during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near MeccaReuters
stones throw
Muslim pilgrims cast stones at pillars symbolising SatanReuters
Ukip Clacton
UK Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell waits to take to the stage for the formal announcement after winning the Clacton-on-Sea by-electionAFP
Obama White House
US President Barack Obama is pictured in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. A portrait of former president Abraham Lincoln can be seen through the window on the rightAFP
St Louis Vonderrit Myers
Protesters wave an upside-down American flag after blocking an intersection during protests over the police shooting of black teenager Vonderrit Myers in St LouisJim Young/Reuters
hong kong democracy protests
Protesters continue to occupy an area around the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-controlled enclave subsided as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedienceReuters
excalibur Ebola dog
A policeman clashes with an animal rights activist who tried to stop a van containing Excalibur, the dog owned by a Spanish nursing assistant who has Ebola, from being driven awayGetty
Isis Iraq
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a mortar during clashes with Islamic State militants in the al-Zerga area near Tikrit, IraqReuters
US airstrikes ISIS
Smoke and dust rise after a US-led air strike in the Syrian town of KobaniReuters
A portrait of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is displayed on a damaged structure at the entrance to al-Dukhaneya neighbourhood near Damascus, after his forces regained control of the area from rebelsReuters
Two snipers from the German Army walk past each other during an exercise prior to the arrival of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen at a training ground near BergenGetty
Pogba hair
French midfielder Paul Pogba's haircut defies the rain as he arrives for a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines ahead of a friendly football match between France and PortugalReuters
football rain
Boca Juniors' Cristian Erbes slips on the ground during an Argentine First Division match against River Plate in Buenos AiresReuters
wenger mourinho
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, clashes with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on the Stamford Bridge touchline as an official tries to keep the peaceGetty
Jacob Dalton of the United States celebrates after his horizontal bar routine in the men's team final at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, ChinaGetty