Tuesday 23 September 2014
 
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Li Na in tears

Tennis player Li Na of China wipes her tears during a news conference announcing her retirement in Beijing on September 21. Li, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries. Reuters/Petar Kujundz

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Turtle statue

A tourist poses near a turtle statue at Koh Tao island (Turtle Island) in Thailand on September 21.  Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Cagey escape

Canadian escape artist Dean Gunnarson performs an escape above a lake in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China. Gunnarson, chained, freed himself from a iron cage in 3 minutes 21 seconds during a stunt performance on Friday, according to local media. Reuters/China Daily

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Sydney marathon

Competitors run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Sydney marathon September 21. The marathon is part of the Sydney Running Festival, which also consists of the half-marathon, a nine kilometre Sydney Harbour Bridge Run and a 3.5 kilometre family fun run. Reuters/David Gray

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Messenger of peace

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are pictured during a photo opportunity during a ceremony to be named a "United Nations Messenger of Peace" with a special focus on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough o

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On a high!

Indonesia's Syamsul Hadi strikes the ball as Laos' Noum Souvannalith defends during their men's doubles sepak takraw match at Bucheon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20.-Reuters

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Blood Swept Lands...

A raven flies over the art installation titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London on September 19. The evolving art installation, which will be completed on November 11, will mark the 100th year of the first full day of British involvement in WW1. The work, whi

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The power of cane

Sugar cane is loaded into a truck at a mill of Da Mata, the Brazilian sugar cane processor, in Valparaiso, 355 miles northwest of Sao Paulo on September 18. Brazil, one of the world's largest producers and exporters of sugar and ethanol, is a pioneer in the use of sugar cane-derived ethanol

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Fashion in Milan

A model presents a creation from the Philipp Plein Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Milan Fashion week on September 19. Picture taken with multiple exposures technique. Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

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Lake in canal row

A fisherman casts a fishing net at lake Cocibolca, Nicaragua's largest lake, in Rivas on September 19. Local residents worry that the lake will be contaminated after it was announced that the Interoceanic Grand Canal will be built across the lake, according to local media. Chinese businessm

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