Friday 31 October 2014

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


Aarti strikes a stance

Actress Aarti Mann poses during "The Theory of Everything" film premiere in Beverly Hills, California on October 28. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian  


Tracking a serial killer

A transmission electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles in this undated handout image released by the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fredrick, Maryland. Reuters/USAMRIID/Handout  


Fashion statement

A model presents a creation at the 20th Salon du Chocolat, (Paris Chocolate Show) in Paris October 28. Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes  


Surrender for safety

Iraqi families surrender to Shi'ite fighters and Iraqi Army after they took control of Jurf al-Sakhar from Islamist State militants on October 27. The families, who were in militant-held areas, surrendered to the army to be transported to safe areas and escape clashes between militants and


Smoke of death

An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on October 28. Reuters/Yannis Behrakis  


Umbrella city

Protesters open their umbrellas, symbols of pro-democracy movement, as they mark exactly one month since they took the streets in Hong Kong's financial central district on October 28. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, month-long student-led people's movement demanding full democ

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