Briton Kieron Bryan, a freelance videographer commissioned by Greenpeace International, attends a bail hearing at the Regional Court of Murmansk. Two Britons held in Russia for a Greenpeace protest were ordered to remain in pre-trial detention on Friday, a defeat for the first of the many foreigners among the 30 detainees to seek bail. Mr Bryan and Greenpeace activist Phillip Ball, who like the others face piracy charges, had appealed against an order that they be held through late November.
Visitors look at a display of Kalashnikov automatic rifles at the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, which runs from 10 to 13 October 2013
A Russian Orthodox monk looks at graffiti depicting Siberian characters of the 19th century including a Russian Orthodox monk, in Divnogorsk, Siberia. The artwork, whose author is unknown, tells the story about an Orthodox priory that was replaced by a settlement for builders of the nearby Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station in the middle of the 20th century.
A model presents a creation during a hair art show at the international beauty festival Banks of the Neva River in St Petersburg Read more
A Greenpeace activist holds a photo of Brazilian Ana Paula Maciel, 31, during a protest in support of activists arrested in Russia, in front of the Russian embassy in Brasilia. A Russian court ordered 20 Greenpeace protestors from around the world to be held in custody for two months pending further investigation over a protest against offshore oil drilling in the Arctic.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gets a laugh as he takes his place at a group photo of G20 leaders outside the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia.
US President Barack Obama reaches out to shake hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin after arriving for the G20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia on Thursday. Rifts over a military strike on the Assad regime in Syria is weighing on world leaders meeting on the shores of the Baltic, eclipsing economic battles that usually dominate when the G20 world economies meet. Read more
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin meets China’s President Xi Jinping before the G20 summit in St Petersburg. Russia, the summit host, is hoping to push an agenda to stimulate growth, but divisions among world leaders about the prospect of US-led military action in Syria are likely to dominate the meeting. Read more
US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in Stockholm. Mr Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg. Read more
Britain’s Mo Farah, right, crosses the finish line to win the men’s 5000-metre final ahead of Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet, left, and Kenya’s Isiah Kiplangat Koech, second from left, at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. Read more