4 November 2012
Last updated at 17:28
BBC News website readers have been sharing their pictures from around the world over the past week. Storm Sandy dominated the headlines this week. This photo, sent by Christopher Harress, shows people affected by the storm queueing for food and water in Brooklyn, New York.
"The national guard, salvation army and volunteers give out food rations and water", says Christopher Harress. "Shops are open only a mile or so from here, but some don't accept the food stamps for people on welfare, so there is no way for some people to get groceries. Then there is the mobility issue for older people who can barely get out of their apartments at the best of times, never mind without elevators or lights to assist them."
"The quest for power in the city has become the most important thing after water", says Chris Hill, who took this photo.
People decorate the tombs of their loved ones in Tzintzuntzan Michoacan in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the dead. Photo: Alfredo Leiva
Alfredo Leiva: "Tzintzuntzan Michoacan in Mexico is the region where the Day of the Dead originates. On this day, people here pay their respect to those who are no longer with us. "
The photograph was taken by David McGirr on All Saints Day in the main cemetery in Krakow, Rakowicki Cemetery. Polish families, often two or three generations, meet together and place candles and flowers on the graves of family to pay their respects. "The effect of the thousands of candles glowing in the dark is wonderful", says David McGirr, who adds that the photograph was taken by a remotely operated camera on top of a mast about seven metres high.
Abhishek Saha sent us this photo of married Hindu women performing rituals during Karva Chauth festival in Agartala, India. Karva Chauth is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated in some parts of India where married women fast throughout the day and offer prayers of longevity for their husbands.
Debbie Stitt took this photo of Brockham Bonfire in Surrey. The bonfire was accompanied by a huge fireworks display. Everything was organised by local villagers and funds raised went to local charities.
Pumpkin Pat was carved by Simon Gittins for his 16-month-old daughter Clementine. "She loved it and and said 'Pat, Pat', which was all the reward we needed!", says Simon.
Robert Hudson made a puking pumpking. "He's had too much pumpkin pie", he says.
On Sunday morning, Liz Burt got a surprise when she drew back the curtains to see a totally unexpected snowfall in Sherborne, Dorset.
Somerset, England, also got a winter wonderland makeover. Stephen Cole send this photo from the Mendips, where snow ploughs were already hard at work by 10:30 on Sunday morning. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. For terms and conditions visit bbc.co.uk/terms.