1. Picture of the day: A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik. Image credit: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis  

  2. [In picture] A protester walks on a slogan reading ‘No Violence’ at a main street at Mongkok shopping district, which was occupy by protesters, in Hong Kong september 30. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Image credit: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

  3. Picture of the day: Riot police use pepper spray as they clash with protesters, as tens of thousands of protesters block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 28. The leader of a Hong Kong movement seeking greater democracy announced in the early hours of Sunday the launch of a campaign to blockade the heart of the financial centre to demand greater freedoms in the former British colony. 

    Image credit: REUTERS/Bobby Yip

  4. A large crowd gathered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv to witness the toppling of a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. The statue of Lenin, the largest one in Ukraine, was pulled down by ropes in front of a jubilant crowd waving the Ukrainian flag and singing the national anthem.

  5. Picture of the day: Cats of Aleppo

    Alaa, an ambulance driver, feeds cats in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo. Alaa buys about $4 of meat everyday to feed about 150 abandoned cats in Masaken Hanano, a neigbourhood in Aleppo that has been abandonedbecause of shelling from forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad on it. Alaa said that he has been feeding and taking care of the cats for over 2 months. 

    Image credit: Reuters/Hosam Katan

  6. Picture of the day: Air pollution in China

    Image credit: Reuters/Barry Huang

  7. Stunning no comment of the day! A big thanks to Ronn Murray Photography

  8. picture of the day: Kurdish fighter targets ISIL in Iraq

    A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he takes up position in an area overlooking Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul. The Kurdish fighters are firing from an area they have retaken from the ISIL, on Bashiqah mountain. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

  9. Picture of the day: New beer-carrying world record

    German Oliver Struempfl competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m in Abensberg. Struempfl carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new record for the Guinness book of records. Image credit: Reuters/Michael Dalder

  10. Picture of the day: Charity eye surgery in Myanmar

    A patient has free eye surgery at the Phyo charity clinic in Yangon on September 4, 2014. Free eye operations at the clinic are provided to people such as the elderly and are part of a special initiative organised by the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) and Myanmar’s Alinyaung (Brightness) Foundation (MAF). 

    Image credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun