A costumed mascot waits for the men’s quarter-final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Martin Klizan of Slovakia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
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Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at the British Museum on Friday in London, England. The piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum’s ‘Germany: Memories of a Nation’ exhibition which opens on October 16th until January 25th
Kazakhstan’s Anton Pinchuk (blue) is almost lifted out of the ring by Iran’s Ali Mazaheri during their men’s gold medal heavyweight 91kg boxing match at the Seonhak Gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Friday
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Victoria & Albert Museum technical service member Andy Monks cleans the Rotunda Chandelier by Dale Chihuly to complete the cleaning of the Dome in the Museum’s Grand Entrance in Cromwell Road, west London.
Japan’s bronze medallist Sho Sakai competes in the Men’s 3m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday
A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on Thursday. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions
South Korea’s Kim Yeongnam competes in the Men’s 1m Springboard diving final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea
South Korean army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 66th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters, South Korea
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during their men’s singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Tuesday
Serena Williams of the US serves during her singles match against Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.
A calm and tranquil North Sea as ‘The Couple’ by artist Sean Henry sits just off the coast at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. Warmer than usual temperatures continue across the UK.
Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to fetch between $30m – $50m when it goes to auction in New York in November at Sotheby’s Impressionist sale.
South Korea’s Lee Hui-sol completes a lift in the women’s over 75kg snatch weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Festival Garden during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday
China’s Liang Ruiji riding Vasthi in the eventing individual and team jumping final at the Dream Park Equestrian Venue during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon
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‘Bisons on Grand Prismatic Spring’ by Lukas Gawenda and has been shortlisted for the Society of Biology’s Photography Award. The theme of this year’s competition was home, habitat and shelter and the society received nearly 800 entries
A spectator wearing a hat covered in badges waits for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland
The pack races in the cycling track at the women’s omnium 25km point race at the Incheon International Velodrome during the 17th Asian Games in South Korea on Thursday
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A man photographs Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” art work on the first day of ArtPrize at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan
US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday
Artist Nathan Sawaya with one of his exhibits at ‘The Art of the Brick’, an showcase of his Lego sculptures, at the Old Truman Brewery in London.