A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay museum, overlooking Paris. Since 1977 the Orsay museum is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. Read more
Workers install an advertisement board for a Skoda Octavia on a building in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s banks increased lending in September, supporting Beijing’s efforts to guide capital into the struggling economy, but foreign investment remained weak and foreign exchange reserve data showed signs of potential capital flight.
Lawyer Amal Clooney arrives for a meeting with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens. Lawyers Geoffrey Robertson, Norman Palmer and Amal Clooney arrived in Greece on Monday for a four-day visit to meet government officials and advise on Greece’s quest to have the Parthenon Marbles returned to from the British Museum. Read more
Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Lamps are sold in large numbers during the festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. Diwali will be observed this year on October 23. Read more
Children play at the opening of artist Carsten Holler’s installation ‘Gartenkinder’, in which he has transformed the Gagosian Gallery’s stand at Frieze into a children’s playground, at Regent’s Park in London, England. Artist Carsten Holler has transformed Gagosian’s Frieze stand into a giant playground, which includes, amongst other things, a giant dice you can crawl in and out of, a life-like toy octopus and a giant squishy mushroom that rocks. Read more
Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). Read more
Ukrainian servicemen rest in a camp near Donetsk. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko nominated National Guard part-volunteer forces chief Stepan Poltorak as the war-torn former Soviet country’s fourth defence minister of the year. Read more
A wedding couple speak to police officers as they try to leave the area of a pro-democracy protest in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Dozens of police removed barricades from a second Hong Kong protest site, a day after a similar attempt at the city’s main occupied area largely backfired as demonstrators rebuilt and reinforced their defences.
Ducks paddle past the giant inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floating in Seokchon Lake as part of promotional events for the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. Read more
A sailing boat is seen under the clouds in the sea during an autumn storm at the main beach, “Limanaki”, in popular resort of Ayia Napa, southeast of the island of Cyprus. Read more