tower bridge rainbow
A rainbow arches over Tower Bridge, with one end in the Tower of LondonPaul Gilham/Getty Images
tower of london poppies
Visitors view the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation at the Tower of London by nightDan Kitwood/Getty Images
armistice day
Harry Hayes, 13, from the Reading Blue Coat School Combined Cadet Force, salutes after planting the final poppy at the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation at the Tower of LondonJustin Tallis/AFP
tower of london poppies
A volunteer walks in a cleared area as others continue to remove 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies from the Tower of London moat. Removal is estimated to take 8,000 volunteers around two weeksPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
remembrance Sunday queen
The Queen leads the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, LondonJustin Tallis/AFP
armistice day
A man views crosses in the garden of remembrance in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh on Armistice DayJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
armistice day
French chief of staff General Benoit Puga looks at engraved names as he attends the ceremony to inaugurate the new war memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette, an elliptical ring engraved with the names of the 580,000 men of all nationalities who died in northern France during the First World WarReuters
berlin wall balloons
Balloons from the installation 'Lichtgrenze' (Border of Light) are released in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Some 8,000 illuminated white balloons traced a 9.5-mile path where the the Berlin Wall once stood, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its fallReuters
typhoon Haiyan
People gather around candles placed in the shape of a cross on a street in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, in remembrance of the victims of Typhoon HaiyanChris McGrath/Getty Images
catalan independence
People supporting Catalonian independence hold up giant letters reading "We are ready, Independence" in BarcelonaReuters
g20 protests
Protesters wearing masks of world leaders pose on the banks of the Brisbane River ahead of the G20 Summit in BrisbanePeter Parks/AFP
worlds tallest man worlds shortest man
The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen to mark Guinness World Records Day in London. Kosen, measuring 251cm (8 foot 3), towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall (1 foot 9-and-a-half)Luke MacGregor/Reuters
poker series
Martin Jacobson, 27, of Sweden poses with cash after beating Felix Stephensen of Norway to win the $10m first prize during the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las VegasReuters
baby elephant
A baby elephant that was found in a river plays with white elephants in their enclosure near the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, MyanmarReuters
white tiger cubs
A white tiger cub looks at a fly in his enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of AthensLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
red deer rutting
A red deer grazes following the end of the rutting season in Glen Etive, Scotland. The rutting season sees stags compete against each other for mating rights. They can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the hinds. The rut draws to a close in early NovemberJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
comet landing
The surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet is seen from the Philae lander, which became the first man-made craft to ever land on a cometESA/Getty
mexico missing students
Protesters set fire to the wooden door of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's ceremonial palace in Mexico City, to denounce the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachersReuters
mexico missing students
A man tries to extinguish a fire in the principal hall of the City Congress in ChilpancingoReuters
poland independence day
A riot policeman appears to be hit by a flare as he and his colleagues advance towards protesters in WarsawReuters
colombia nasa farc
Indigenous guards present Farc guerrillas, who are accused of murder, to the media in ColombiaReuters
femen crucifixes vatican
Femen activists are arrested as they protest in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, against the Pope's visit to the EU ParliamentAFP
Palestinian youths practise their parkour skills during Friday prayers at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalems Old City
Palestinian youths practise their parkour skills during Friday prayers at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old CityReuters
biggest palestinian flag
People carry a 100-metre long Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus on the 10th anniversary of the death of the late PLO leader Yasser ArafatAFP
hamas
A Palestinian girl looks at the camera as members of Hamas's armed wing take part in an anti-Israel rally in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripIbraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
kobani blast
A shell explodes in the Syrian city of Kobani, as seen from the Turkish border village of MursitpinarAris Messinis/AFP
fort lauderdale feeding homeless
Sgt Al Lerner warns Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old chef, that he will be charged for feeding the homeless in a Fort Lauderdale park in violation of a recently-passed city lawJoe Raedle/Getty Images
rockefeller Center Christmas tree
Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from Pennsylvania, is hoisted into place in New York City. The 13-ton tree will be illuminated on 3 DecemberGetty
bolivia day of the skulls
Skulls of Paulino and Juanita are seen on a table a day before the "Dia de los natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at a cemetery in La Paz. Many Bolivians keep relatives' skulls at home and flock to the cemetery chapel once a year to have them blessed to bring themselves good fortuneDavid Mercado/Reuters
illuminated church
The Catharina church is illuminated in colour during the Glow light-art festival in Eindhoven, the NetherlandsAFP
world trade centre window cleaners
Stranded window cleaners hang on the side of 1 World Trade Center in New York. They were trapped for two hours on a broken cradle dangling outside the 69th floor of New York's tallest skyscraperReuters
headless skater
Mirai Nagasu of the US performs during the ladies short programme at the Rostelecom Cup ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in MoscowReuters
shannon briggs
US boxer and former WBO title holder Shannon Briggs tries to enter a public training session of Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko and his challenger Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev in HamburgReuters
atp tennis andy murray
A man holds up a sign behind Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during Andy Murray's match against Roger Federer on day five of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London. Federer won 6-0 6-1Julian Finney/Getty Images
afghan women burkah
Afghan women watch girls compete in a taekwondo match in Herat. Women were banned from participating in sports under the TalibanAref Karimi/AFP