Shoppers walk below lanterns in a Hong Kong market. The lanterns are a feature of the annual autumn festival, which falls on 25 September this year.
You You the panda reaches for a birthday cake as staff at her zoo in Chongqing, China, celebrate her first birthday.
On the Jammu-Srinagar highway in India people feeding the local monkeys has become a real problem. The animals now swarm towards vehicles, causing many road accidents.
A Sydney police officer takes a break from patrolling Apec summit protesters to chat to a little girl.
In Madrid, Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia say goodbye to their daughter Princess Leonor on her first day at nursery school.
NBA basketball star Yao Ming towers over everyone as he arrives at Taipei airport. The Chinese star is in town to promote sports exchanges between China and Taiwan.
Kate McCann, the mother of missing British child Madeleine, is surrounded by police and onlookers as she arrives at a Portuguese police station to be questioned.