2 October 2012
Last updated at 11:55
People watch as a fireball rises up from Speedway International in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A fire broke out at the warehouse which holds highly explosive fuel for racing cars. The cause of the fire is unknown and there were no reported casualties.
A child reacts during a campaign rally by Venezuela's president and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez in Sabaneta in the state of Barinas.
Visitors enjoy a ride on a carousel in an amusement park at the famous Bavarian Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany.
A collision between two passenger boats off Hong Kong has left at least 36 people dead, officials say. One of the boats was carrying more than 120 people to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island.
A man dressed in indigenous attire participates in a ceremony outside the Museum of Mexican History in Monterrey. Native Canadians and members from the Apaches, Mayas, Kikapu, Mazahuas and Taraumaras tribes are participating in a race called Journey for Peace and Dignity 2012 with the message to honour the spirit of the water.
Muslim protesters have attacked Buddhist villages in Bangladesh, after an image said to show a burnt Koran was posted on social network site Facebook. Hundreds of protesters are said to have rampaged through Buddhist neighbourhoods, smashing statues, burning down monasteries and attacking houses.
Darya Zevina of Ukraine competes in the women's 200m backstroke during the Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup 2012 in Dubai.
British maths teacher Jeremy Forrest is escorted by police as he arrives for a hearing at the Bordeaux court house, south-western France, following his arrest on suspicion of abducting schoolgirl Megan Stammers.
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has admitted defeat in parliamentary election, government sources say. The governing party and the opposition both claimed victory as early results suggested the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, had a clear lead in votes for party lists..