16 October 2012
Last updated at 11:56
Women lay flower offerings and chant prayers at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as they mourn the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard watches a game of cricket at a clinic hosted by Magic Bus NGO, which helps underprivileged children in New Delhi, India. Ms Gillard is on a three-day visit to the country.
People watch an installation entitled Maison Tombee Du Ciel, by French artist Jean-Francois Fourtou, at Lille's Fantastic Festival in France.
Stars of the latest James Bond film pose for photographers in New York City. Skyfall has been praised by critics, with some hailing it "the best Bond ever".
A television cameraman moves out of the way as an Allosaurus dinosaur is moved through Sydney's Taronga Zoo to take up its position for the Dinosaurs in the Wild exhibition.
Fifty years on from the Cuban missile crisis, a tourist takes a picture beside a deactivated Soviet-era SS-4 medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile on display at La Cabana fortress in Havana.
Autumn's colours in Overland Park are captured by photographer John Sleezer of the Kansas City Star newspaper.
A deal setting out terms for a referendum on Scottish independence has been signed by Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond. The agreement, struck in Edinburgh, has paved the way for a vote in autumn 2014.
French riot police and gendarmes evacuate demonstrators and anti-airport protesters from the planned site of an airport scheduled to open in 2017 in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France.
Actress Catherine Bach, the original Daisy Duke from the television series the Dukes of Hazzard, opens the UK Motorhome and Caravan Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.