12 October 2012
Last updated at 12:08
A Syrian opposition fighter rides a motorbike in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels cut off the highway linking Damascus to impede the movement of troops to battlefields in the north.
US vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed sharply in their only debate, amid tightening polls ahead of the 6 November election. The head-to-head came as Democrats try to rejuvenate their campaign after what was widely seen as a poor debate performance by Barack Obama last week.
A man dressed as a werewolf attends the New York Comic Convention which plays host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, video games, toys, movies, and television.
Students clash with riot police in Santiago, Chile, during a protest demanding the government improves the public education system in the city. While some danced, others followed the procession and attacked police with sticks and stones.
Simone Corsi of Italy falls in the V-turn during the second free practice of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.
Singer Usher performs at a taping of We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston in Los Angeles, California.
Commemorations have been held on the Indonesian island of Bali to mark the bombings 10 years ago that killed 202 people. People from 21 nations died in the bombings, blamed on the Jemaah Islamiah militant group
A woman prepares to paint a Hindu idol for the Navratri Festival in Jalandhar, India. Navratri is celebrated twice a year during the spring and autumn seasons and symbolises the triumph of good over evil.
An anti-nuclear protester shouts slogans outside Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's official residence in Tokyo.
People watch Greek presidential guards leave the Acropolis archaeological site in Athens after a ceremony marking the 1944 liberation of the capital from the Nazis.