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
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 skyscrapers on a night in November. Reuters/Jim Young
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 hectares) and was 5 per cent contained on Tuesday. Reuters/Noah Berger
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 operations manager Deep Gupta (second from right).
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 public art designer Saint Phalle, who died in California in 2002 after spending her prolific career shuttling back and forth between the United States and her homeland of France. The exhibition will run until February 2, 2015. Reuters/Christian Hartmann
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's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures. Reuters/Stringer
A man grieves at a cemetery in Najaf, south of Baghdad on September 15. Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani
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 vote to leave the UK would be irreversible. 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/Dylan Martinez
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
Need a headphone? Print it.
3D Hubs co-founder Brian Garret holds a set of headphones, the first object he 3D-printed, as he poses for a photograph at the company's office in Amsterdam. In a continent where one in five young people are out of work, governments are pumping more and more cash into startups in the hope they can goose economic growth. Exact numbers are hard to determine, but according to AngelList, a website for new companies, there are now more than 4,700 startups in Europe, compared with nearly 14,000 in the US. Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
A traffic sign is partially submerged in flood water at Letovanic village, central Croatia on September 15. Heavy rain has been falling since Wednesday, causing rivers to rise, closing roads and threatening houses and factories. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. Reuters/Antonio Bronic
A model poses with two Lifestyle Action Cameras 'Cube' by Polaroid on the press day of the world's largest fair for imaging in Cologne on September 15. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 51 countries will show their latest products at the Photokina 2014 from September 16 to 21. Reuters/Ina Fassbender
Road and river
Residents walk and take photos on a partially flooded riverside road by the overflowing Yangtze River after heavy rainfall hit Chongqing municipality on September 14. At least 10 people were killed after severe downpours battered southwest China's Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality, Xinhua News Agency reported. Reuters/China Daily
Steak fry, anyone?
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former US President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa on September 14. Reuters/Jim Young
Miss America 2015
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (front) reacts as she is crowned the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition by Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 14. Reuters/Adrees Latif
A slow walk for China
People walk at the entrance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Pudong district, in Shanghai on September 14. A disappointing first year for the FTZ, seen as a pet project of Premier Li Keqiang and billed as a reform laboratory, raises questions about China's commitment to opening up its markets as it wrestles with a slowing economy. The 29 sq-km zone on the outskirts of China's commercial capital - hailed as Beijing's boldest reform in decades - was meant to test changes such as currency liberalisation, market-determined interest rates and free trade. But progress has been slow and policies vague as the political focus has turned from reform to shoring up growth, leaving foreign companies unsure of investing in the FTZ. Reuters/Carlos Barria
Saving what remains
People carry their belongings to dry areas as they walk on a flooded street after heavy rainfall hit Huaying, Sichuan province in China on September 13. At least seven people were killed and three others remained missing after severe downpours battered Sichuan Province on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Reuters/Stringer
Roughing it up
Youth walk on breakwater where rough waves caused by Typhoon Kalmaegi, also called Luis, are crashing, at Manila Bay on September 14. Tropical Storm Kalmaegi intensified into a typhoon on Saturday, and continues to build moving farther towards the northern provinces, the state weather bureau reported. Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
It’s a plane, it’s a bird... it’s a kite!
A sailing boat can be seen beneath a whale-shaped kite during the annual Festival of the Winds at Sydney's Bondi Beach on September 14. The festival attracts hundreds of local and international kite-makers, and is one of the largest kite festivals in the nation, according to organisers. Reuters/David Gray
A participant of a "Zombie Walk" poses for a portrait in Strasbourg, France on September 13. Reuters/Vincent Kessler
Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy crashes during the first free practice session of the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano Adriatico circuit in central Italy. Reuters/Max Rossi
Female members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sit at their camp, near the frontline of the fight against Islamic State militants, in Makhmur, south of Erbil on September 13. Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah
Everyone has an opinion
Becky the dog peers over a No placard as people wait for Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to do a walkabout in Perth, central Scotland on September 12. 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/Dylan Martinez
From Russia with love?
A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine are parked by the side of a road near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region on September 12. Reuters/Alexey Koverznev
Catch them young
Cadets from the General Yermolov Cadet School rest in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, on September 12. The school is a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes in addition to a normal syllabus. Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko
'No' vandalised by a 'Yes'
A "No" campaign poster is seen in a field after being vandalised by a "Yes" supporter on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland September 11. 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 United Kingdom. - Reuters/Dylan Martinez
A ‘Tribute in Light’
The moon rises between the "Tribute in Light" illuminated next to One World Trade Center (L) during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 11. Until a few months ago, the part of New York City where crowds gathered on Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States had been mostly fenced off to the public.This year, for perhaps the first time since the attacks, a sense of normalcy and openness has taken root in the city blocks where two airliners hijacked by militants from Al Qaeda crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers. - Reuters/Eduardo Munoz