A 1.8-metre high model of the Rubber Duck inflatable floating sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is pictured in a factory where the sculpture is being constructed. Measuring 18 metres in height and weighing 1000 kg when completed, it will be displayed in Kaohsiung port, southern Taiwan.
Pupils take an oath of allegiance during a ceremony marking the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hanoi. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with around 22 million children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break.
Day ten of the US Open in New York
An unusual guest paid a visit to the US Open - this praying mantis invaded Rafael Nadal's match against Tommy Robredo during their men's quarter-final in New York
A man drives a moped in a street in Male, the island capital of the Maldives. Male is home to about 120,000 people and mopeds are the most popular - and speedy! - mode of transport in the streets of this very small, crowded city.
A hunter sprays water on his falcon to cool it off in a desert area near the Saudi city of Dheba.
Made up of 2,020 candles, this illuminated display outside a temple in Zojojj, Tokyo, was created in support of the cities bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at a meeting in Buenos Aires in Argentina this Saturday 7th September.
Eli Rogovin, 3, blows a shofar - a horn traditionally made out of Ram - given to him by his grandparents on the eve of Jewish New Year.