28 September 2012
Last updated at 17:23
A man carries another through floodwater as the swell of the River Ouse flows through the city of York, England. Thousands of people around the UK are enduring problems caused by flooding, although forecasters predict the worst of the rain is over in the most intense September storm in 30 years.
Greek police fired tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near parliament in Athens. Dozens were arrested during the one-day strike against planned spending cuts of 11.5bn euros (£9bn; $15bn).
Police in Greater Manchester, England, have held a vigil in memory of two PCs who were shot dead in Mottram a week ago. The officers walked from the police station in Hyde to the scene of the killings, where they held a minute's silence in memory of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes.
British actor Damian Lewis won a best drama actor Emmy for Homeland, as Dame Maggie Smith took Downton Abbey's only prize. Homeland, Game Change and US comedy Modern Family won the most awards, with four each.
The peloton rides past a windmill during the Elite Women's Road Race on day seven of the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands.
Paramedic students scuffle with policewomen during a protest in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police used batons to disperse hundreds of female students as they protested to demand that their exam tests be rechecked after nearly 5,000 students out of 7,000 failed.
Team Europe golfer Rory McIlroy hits his approach shot to the fourth green during a practice round at the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club, Illinois.
People conduct a salvage operations after a bus plunged into the Purna River in Maharashtra's Buldhana district, about 600km (372 miles) north-west of Mumbai. Some 19 people died and several more were taken to hospitals nearby, local media reported.
Nasa's Curiosity rover revealed the first clear evidence of past flowing water at its landing site in Mars' equatorial Gale Crater. The robot has returned pictures of classic conglomerates - rocks that are made up of gravels and sand.
A plane heading for the Everest region crashed in Nepal's capital, killing all 19 people on-board including seven Britons, local officials say. The plane, operated by Sita Air, came down minutes after take-off from Kathmandu. Officials said it crashed into a river bank and caught fire.
A selection of photographs from a community in southern Senegal where members of the Mouride Islamic sect combine Islam and traditional beliefs.
Reptiles rescued by the RSPCA centre in Brighton
Drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival
Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna
Rare access - an Indian high court at work
Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets
Readers' images on the theme of looking in
From around the world - 16-22 May