A gallery assistant stands on the new spiral staircase at Tate Britain in central London. The £45m transformation of the gallery was unveiled on Monday.
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A handout photo issued by the National Trust of Ireland, shows “Astrid” taken by Jakub Walutek, the winner of the coastal heritage category of Ireland’s clean coasts photography awards 2013. The photo shows the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the coast of Kinsale in Cork in July. Read more
Japan’s Saori Sakoda spikes the ball during a game against Thailand at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Grand Champions Cup 2013 in Tokyo on Friday.
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Luciana Ravizzi, a dancer at Scottish Ballet, stands next to a sketch of a ballerina by Edgar Degas entitled “Danseuse Rajustant L’Epaulette de Son Corsage” on Friday in Glasgow, Scotland. The sketch is to be sold at Lyon & Turnbull’s fine paintings sale on November 28.
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A stall selling masks depicting the devil, and believed to ward off evil if hung outside homes, outside a makeshift shelter on a highway on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
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As Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket star widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of his generation, begins his 200th and final Test in his home town of Mumbai, crowds of fans gather to honour their world-breaking sporting hero
A model displays a creation by designer Ekaterina Yarotskaya during an international fashion show contest at the University of Technology and Design in St Petersburg, Russia. Read more
Goalposts in the autumn mist at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, west London, early on Wednesday morning. Read more
The Olympic torch, held by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, returns to Earth after 66 days aboard the International Space Station ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The satellite landed near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan.
Swiss aviator Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places, has added another – Japan’s Mount Fuji