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  • Saudi Arabia celebrates National Day

    2013-09-24 19:23

    A parachutist descends from the sky with Saudi Arabia's national flag during a ceremony to mark the country's National Day in Tabuk, September 23, 2013.

  • Rare humpback whale spotted in Australia

    2013-09-24 16:27

    A rare white whale's image is captured by photographer Jenny Dean, in Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia.

  • When animals meet beer

    2013-09-24 16:05

    Beer is flowing as revelers enjoy the ongoing Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. But why should human beings have all the fun? Animals can also get tipsy with beer, the lingua franca.

  • Chinese workers donate blood for Kenya victims

    2013-09-24 13:49

    Many Chinese working in Kenya gathered to donate their blood for those injured during the Westgate mall attack since last Saturday.

  • Hot air balloon festival in Israel

    2013-09-24 08:33

    Hot air balloons fly overhead during sunrise at a two-day festival near Mount Gilboa in northern Israel Sept 23, 2013.

  • Russia's Soyuz TMA-10M on launch pad to ISS

    2013-09-23 17:24

    The Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome Sept 23, 2013.

  • Floods and mudslides wreak havoc in Mexico

    2013-09-23 16:22

    Soldiers unload disaster relief items from a helicopter on the mountain range of Zihuatanejo in Guerrero state September 22, 2013.

  • Obama attends Navy Yard shooting memorial

    2013-09-23 10:08

    US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial service after visiting with families of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at Marine Barracks in Washington Sept 22, 2013.

  • Milan Fashion Week

    2013-09-22 11:20

    A model presents a creation from the Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week September 21, 2013.

  • Oktoberfest kicks off in Germany

    2013-09-22 10:42

    Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to Munich over the next two weeks for the 180th Oktoberfest, which runs until October 6.

  • In pictures: Nairobi mall shooting spree

    2013-09-22 09:20

    Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Saturday, killing at least 39 people including children and sending scores fleeing in panic, in an attack claimed by the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.

  • 2013 Spring-Summer Caribbean Colour Paws

    2013-09-21 11:14

    A model walks with a Jack Russell terrier presenting a creation by designers Karen Reichardt and Mariela Schiavo during the so-called "2013 Spring-Summer Caribbean Colour Paws" show in Buenos Aires, September 20, 2013.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.