28 September 2012
Last updated at 14:05
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 had crashed into a river bank and caught fire.
Accompanied by wrestlers Aminishiki and Takarafuji and sumo referee Shonosuke Kimura, new yokozuna, or grand champion, Harumafuji raises his arms during the ceremonial entrance into the ring at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
An officer secures an area as police investigate a shooting that left five dead, including the gunman, and four others wounded, at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis.
Tibetans dressed in religious attire pay obeisance to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a prayer meeting at the Namgyal Monastry in Dharamshala.
A orangutan in an Indonesian zoo, who became famous for smoking cigarettes, has given birth. Tori had been smoking cigarettes thrown into her cage in Solo central Java for a decade.
Men work in a mountain of soybeans stocked in the city of Sorriso, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Early planting and high rainfall is producing a bumper harvest.
People take part in a re-enactment of the last battle for the independence of Mexico, in Tonatico, 160km (100 miles) south-west of Mexico City.
A young boy collects waste at a landfill on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico. Troops found 40 hectares (100 acres) of marijuana planted between maize and agave, and a facility for processing drugs.
Workers stand on one of the spheres of Brussels Atomium, during a site cleaning that will continue for a month. A team of five workers takes about three days to clean a ball, each of which has a surface area of 1000 sq m (10,764 sq ft).
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
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