21 September 2012
Last updated at 18:24
A man, dressed as the Muppet character Elmo, is arrested in New York's Times Square. The arrest took place after a loud verbal exchange between the man and tourists, witnesses said. The police at the scene did not give a reason for the arrest.
Jorgen and Ruth Sabinsky watch NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) - with the space shuttle Endeavour on top - fly over Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Centre.
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is presented with a plate commemorating his visit to China, from General Liang Guang Lie, Chinese minister of national defence, after an official dinner in Beijing.
A protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street stands on Wall Street, New York, to mark the first anniversary of organisations campaign.
Protesters use sticks to smash the windscreen and windows of a car during an anti-America protest march in Islamabad. Some 800 protesters marched towards the US embassy gathered in a demonstration to condemn a film produced in the US mocking the Prophet Mohammad.
Tyres burn at the Sondela informal settlement next to the Anglo American Platinum mine, north-west Rustenburg in South Africa after residents blocked roads. Police officers fired rubber bullets and President Jacob Zuma announced that he was sending in soldiers to support a police crackdown.
Japan will seek compensation from China for damages to its diplomatic missions there during protests over disputed islands, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura has said. It comes as China expressed regret over protesters attacking the US ambassador's car in Beijing on Tuesday.
Women lay floral tributes close to where police constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed in Mottram, near Manchester, UK.
A Syrian man carries his wounded daughter outside a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo. Amnesty International warned that indiscriminate air and artillery strikes were also causing a dramatic rise in civilian casualties in Idlib and Hama.
Firefighters and local residents try to control a fire at a slum next to a garment factory in Begunbari, Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 500 shanties burned down, with most of the inhabitants being workers at the factory.
Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the second practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Jenson Button second. The 5.073km Marina Bay circuit has a reputation for being one of the toughest on the calendar, with high track temperatures and humidity providing a real challenge to the teams and drivers.