Wednesday 17 September 2014

Desert drill

Shi'ite fighters, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in the desert in the province of Najaf on September 16. Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani


Yes buzz in Glasgow

Yes supporters congregate in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on September 16. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the UK. Reuters/Russell Cheyne


Sweeping salute

People sweep the street as they greet Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto after a military parade celebrating Independence Day at Zocalo Square in downtown Mexico City on September 16.  Reuters/Edgard Garrido


Where eagles dare

A bird flies between buildings that daredevil Nik Wallenda will walk between on a tightrope without net or harness in Chicago on September 16. Wallenda, who last year completed a high-wire walk over the Grand Canyon, announced on Tuesday plans for an untethered tightrope walk between Chicago sk


King Fire

A helicopter drops water while battling the King Fire near Fresh Pond, California on September 16. The King Fire led officials to call on about 400 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze, Cal Fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith said. The fire has charred more than 11,500 acres (4,654 h


Lara, Scottish beauty in Bahrain

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara was in Bahrain last week with his friend Jamey Bowers, the current holder of the Miss Scotland title. They stayed at the Best Western Hawar Resort Hotel for two days. Above, Lara and Bowers are welcomed by Kunal Mahajan, front office manager, (left) and ope


Black Rosy

A visitor walks past the sculpture "Black Rosy" by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) during an exhibition at the Grand Palais Museum in Paris on September 16. Beginning on Wednesday, the Grand Palais in Paris starts a major retrospective of painter, sculptor, filmmaker or


Wig job

Stylists put a wig on a model backstage before the presentation of the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week on September 15. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett  


Catching the sun

Workers carry solar panels as they work at a solar power plant which is under construction on a hill in Wuhu, Anhui province on September 16. China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world&


Silent grief

A man grieves at a cemetery in Najaf, south of Baghdad on September 15.  Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani

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