Star Wars trailer
A black-hooded figure trudges through a snowy forest and pulls out a redesigned light saber in the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new Star Wars Movie: The Force AwakensDisney/Lucasfilm
space station
The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the US and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in KazakhstanReuters
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Nasa has re-issued a picture of Jupiter's moon Europa, after subjecting it to "modern image processing techniques". The image is a composite of pictures captured by the Galileo probe in 1995 and 1998, re-arranged "into a realistic colour view of the surface that approximates how Europa would appear to the human eye"Nasa
Danny MacAskill
Danny MacAskill performs a 16ft (5m) loop-the-loop on his bike in front of the London EyeTristan Fewings/Getty Images
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Nilton of Cruzeiro jumps for the ball with Leonardo Silva of Atletico Mineiro during their Copa do Brasil final match at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, BrazilWashington Alves/Reuters
spurs pitch invasion
A spectator runs onto the pitch and takes a 'selfie' with Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela during their Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade at White Hart Lane in LondonEddie Keogh/Reuters
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Supporters of River Plate cheer their team during the Copa Sudamericana 2014 semifinal second leg football match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAlejandro Pagni/AFP
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Sao Paulo supporters cheer for their team during their Copa Sudamericana football match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional at Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo, BrazilNelson Almeida/AFP
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People look at a preview of a light show called Enchanted Christmas at the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt near Tetbury, GloucestershireMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Miranda Jenatka and Alex Little view a light installation during Kew Gardens' annual Christmas illuminated night trail, open from tonight until January 3, 2015Toby Melville/Reuters
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A woman walks towards an artwork called "To be in Limbo" hanging from the ceiling in the Jesuit church in Vienna. The sculpture, which measures eight metres in height and 700kg in weight, was created by artist group Steinbrenner/Dempf & Huber as a homage to Rene Magritte's floating stonesReuters
wooden shoe
French artist Christophe Guinet, also known as Mr Plant, works on a wooden trainer, part of the artistic project "Just Grow It", in his gallery in MarseilleJean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
ice sculpture
Sculptor Jiri Genzer of the Czech Republic carves an ice sculpture at the Disney Dreams Ice Festival in AntwerpYves Herman/Reuters
snow buffalo
A snow-covered field is seen near Buffalo, New York. Warm temperatures and rain may lead to widespread flooding in the region bound in deep snowReuters
snow buffalo
Michael Palmer and Carin Schultz work to clear her car of snow in the suburb of Hamburg, Buffalo, New YorkGetty
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Steam rises from a runner after finishing at Kempton Park racecourse in Sunbury-on-Thames, SurreyAlan Crowhurst/Getty Images
cambodia elephant
A man stands next to Sambo, a 54-year-old elephant, during a farewell ceremony at her owner's home in Phnom Penh. The Cambodian capital's only working elephant was blessed by a crowd of chanting Buddhist monks as she prepared for a life of comfortable jungle retirement after three decades of giving rides to tourists at the Wat Phnom templeTang Chhin Sothy/AFP
grey seal pup
A grey seal pup lies in the grass at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Donna Nook nature reserve in Grimsby. Seal pup numbers have increased on last year with over 800 pups born at the reserve so farDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Sheep are gathered in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris during a demonstration by shepherds against the government's Plan Loup (wolf plan), introduced to try to protect wolvesJacky Naegelen
sheep paris
A protester dressed like a wolf holding a lamb demonstrates against the protection of wolves in France at the European Parliament in StrasbourgAFP
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The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New YorkAndrew Kelly/Reuters
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Shoppers wrestle over a television on Black Friday at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north LondonLuke MacGregor/Reuters
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Blockupy protesters clash with German riot police in front of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in FrankfurtKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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A young girl gives the fascist salute during the 39th anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco at Plaza Oriente square in MadridDenis Doyle/Getty Images
mexico missing students
A student of Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College stands next to a bus blocking the road to Acapulco on the outskirts of Chilpancingo, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, during a protest in support of the 43 missing studentsHenry Romero/Reuters
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Riot police standing on moving platforms use tear spray during clash with protesters in the Mongkok district of Hong KongAnthony Kwan/Getty Images
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A protester stands in the street after being treated for tear gas exposure in FergusonAdrees Latif/Reuters
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A man is silhouetted against a burning building in Ferguson after a grand jury returned no indictment in the police shooting of Michael BrownJim Young/Reuters
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A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a demonstration in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael BrownStephen Lam/Reuters
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Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb of St Louis, MissouriAdrees Latif/Reuters
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A protester waves a black-and-white US flag in Ferguson following the grand jury decisionJewel Samad/AFP
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Police officers look over the site of a building that was burned down during riots in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenagerJim Young/Reuters
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Ferguson police form a line after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael BrownJim Young/Reuters