Thursday 30 October 2014

Irrevocable loss

Ahn Mi-ja, mother of Yoon Seung-joo, a soldier who died in April after more than a month of almost daily beating and other abuse from his fellow soldiers, cries as she speaks to the media after a military court sentencing hearing in Yongin on October 30. A South Korean court-martial convicted f


Cowskin Buddha

A girl takes picture at the creation named "Cowskin Buddha Face No. 7" by artist Zhang Huan during the media preview of Art Taipei 2014 on October 30. Art Taipei 2014 will be held from October 31 to November 3 at the Taipei World Trade Centre. Reuters/Pichi Chuang  


Enemy in crosshair

Iraqi security forces take up position with their weapons during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Diyala province. Reuters/Stringer  


Whale of a time

White whale or beluga Zhuoya swims with her calf after its birth at an aquarium in Changsha, Hunan province, on October 30. ReuterS/China Daily  


Storms without borders

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar moves through the Arabian Sea toward a landfall in northwestern India in this NASA Aqua satellite image taken at 05:00 EDT (09:00 GMT) on October 29.  Nilofar, classified as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is expected to weaken to a 'cyclonic storm'


Hope amid chaos

Rescue teams from the Sri Lankan military engage in rescue operation work at the site of a landslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla on October 29. A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people on Wednesday as it buried scores of houses,


Impending danger

The lava flow from Mt. Kilauea inches closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii on October 29. A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of h


Bombing chaos in Rafah

Smoke rises after a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on October 29. At least 33 Egyptian security personnel were killed on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and Gaza, in


Landmark banner

A woman holds a banner and a helmet, symbols of the pro-democracy movement, as she has her picture taken in part of Hong Kong's financial central district occupied by protesters on October 29. A member of China's central bank's advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing w


Wonder of light

Petals and leaves of a Torenia flower glow green when exposed to blue LEDs at the "Hikari the Wonder of Light" exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo on October 29. The genetically modified flower converts energy it receives from blue LED light into the glow

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