Monday 22 September 2014

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


Take that!

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia eyes the ball as she returns a shot to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during their Pan Pacific Open women's singles tennis match in Tokyo on September 16. Reuters/Yuya Shino  


On war footing

Soldiers sweep a highway, designated as an emergency runway in the event of war, during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Chiayi County, southern Taiwan on September 16. Reuters/Pichi Chuang


'Point of no return'

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland on September 15. Cameron appealed to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a


Budget blast-off

Members of the Dutch Royal Guard guide their horses through clouds of thick smoke and gunfire on the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague, to prepare for the presentation of the Dutch 2015 Budget Memorandum in The Hague on September 15. Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos

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