Saturday 25 October 2014

Umbrella banner

A large banner hung by pro-democracy protesters is seen at Lion Rock, overlooking Kowloon in Hong Kong on October 23. About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between studen


Chaos in Cairo

Students walk past policemen standing guard outside Cairo University on October 22. A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said. The blast occurred in a square outside the university at the end of the school day. Si


Sculpture by the Sea

A local surfer walks past a sculpture which is part of the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition at Sydney's Tamarama Beach on its opening day on October 23. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for two kilometres (1.24 miles) along the coastline


New gateway to the Pacific

The first rolling gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal is transported on a barge with the help of two tugboats through the Panama Canal in Panama City October 22, 2014. According to Panama Canal authorities, the Panama Canal's third set of locks has 16 rolling gate


Sudden snow

Snow-covered boats sit on pier at Spitzingsee on October 22. Temperatures dropped overnight bringing light snow into the southern part of Germany. Reuters/Michael Dalder  


Wind power

A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 22. Reuters/Stefano Rellandini  


Musing the Wall

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who lived in Germany as a child in the early to mid 1950s, touches the remains of the Berlin Wall during a visit at the Wall memorial site in Berlin on October 22. US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) touches the remains of the Berlin Wall during


Hero dog

A police dog is offered biscuits after being worshiped by a police officer during the dog festival as part of celebrations of Tihar at Nepal Police Academy in Kathmandu on October 22. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, during which they worship cows, w


Liberty Medal for Malala

Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, gestures as she wears the 2014 Liberty Medal which was presented to her at a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on October 21. Reuters/Tom Mihalek  


Think Pink

People stand around "Umbrellas", the sculpture by Giorgos Zogolopoulos, as it is illuminated in pink light to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Thessaloniki in northern Greece on October 21.  Reuters/Alexandros Avramidis  

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