Newsbeat's favourite pictures from around the world
Page last updated at 12:29 GMT, Friday, 29 November 2013
- Paul Frank's "Julius the monkey" moves through the streets of New York at the annual Thanksgiving day parade. There had been some concerns about whether the wind could keep the 16 giant balloons grounded, but the parade went off without a hitch. Balloons have only been grounded once in the parade's 87-year history, when bad weather kept them from flying in 1971.
- Ruby the Jack Russell Terrier has been named the UK’s pet slimming champion of 2013 after losing one third of her bodyweight. She used to weigh 9.1kg (left) but is now a far healthier 6.2kg. Ruby was one of 16 obese pets chosen to take part on a six month diet and fitness regime run by vet charity, PDSA.
- Chris Twamley from Reading dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi as he joined hundreds queuing for a chance to be in the new Star Wars film at Twickenham Stadium in London. Disney are holding open auditions around the country with other events set to be held in Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow. The process started in Bristol on 9 November, but the queue was closed before the session opened after too many people turned up. Producers are looking to cast two lead roles for Star Wars: Episode VII - a "street smart" girl in her late teens and a "smart, capable" man in his early 20s.
- A 30ft Christmas light display of Norfolk's most famous fictional DJ Alan Partridge is switched on in Norwich city centre. The design uses more than 10,000 lights and 50 metres of light rope and features a moving singing mouth of the character.
- French wine maker Thibault Garin toasts guests at a wine spa near Tokyo. Producers in Burgundy send more Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan than anywhere else in the world with the country downing 9 million bottles of it last year. Beaujolais Nouveau parties are held around the world on the third Thursday of November.
- Germany's national football team travelled to Wembley for training on the London Underground. They are playing England for the first time on Tuesday (19 November) since Joachim Low's side won 4-1 in Bloemfontein in the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
- The team's website posted a video of their travels, showing the players signing autographs for fans. They said the journey was a "first" for the team in their 113-year history.
- Kenichi Ito from Japan (left) and Australia's Chayne Hultgren take part in the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, the international day of record breaking. Ito, known as the world's fastest man on four legs, ran 100 metres on all fours in 16.87 seconds, breaking his previous record of 17.23 seconds. Meanwhile, Hultgren set a record by swallowing three swords underwater at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
- Former sumo grand champion Akebono (far left) has taken part in a mass Halloween event in Tokyo. Around 1,200 people turned out in full zombie make-up to roam the streets. Halloween, the roots of which stretch back hundreds of years in Christian countries, is a relatively recent import to Buddhist and Shintoist Japan.
- Michelle Obama teamed up with Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita to encourage children in the US to take up healthy eating habits. The First Lady later tweeted: "It’s about showing our kids that healthy food can be fun." A message posted from the Sesame Street account said: "Elmo had such a fun time today and is excited to help kids learn to love their fruits and veggies."