15 October 2012
Last updated at 12:33
Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h). In jumping out of a balloon 128,100ft (24 miles; 39km) above New Mexico, in the US, the 43-year-old also smashed the record for the highest freefall.
People inside a doughnut shop watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour nears the end of its journey to the California Science Center in Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
Models present creations by hair stylist Tigi at the 30th anniversary of the Alternative Hair Show, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
A father and his son grieve over the loss of their wife and mother following a Syrian government helicopter strike in the Shaar neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo.
Iggy and The Stooges perform on the final day of the three-day Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park
Britain's Richard Thomas (left) rides flat-out down the beach on his KTM during the main solo race at the beach race in Weston-Super-Mare, south-west England. Riders race along the beach and across a series of sand dunes in a three-hour race.
Sergei Tarasov, 42, a schoolteacher, applies the final touches to his modular origami model of the Svyato-Spassky Cathedral in Minusinsk. Mr Tarasov spent a year on each model, using as many as 60,000 units of folded paper on each of his creations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to greet Panama's president at the chancellery in Berlin.