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Last Updated: Friday November 03 2006 17:04 GMT

In pictures: Weekly pics

Hot air balloons

Over 110 hot air balloons covered the sky of Saga in western Japan. This five-day balloon festival has attracted more than 800,000 spectators.

A gorilla mum holding her baby

This gorilla mum rummages through a trick or treat bag in her home zoo in America. She's hoping to find something sweet to give to her little baby.

Scuba divers with Halloween pumpkins

These scuba divers each had to carve a pumpkin underwater as part of a Halloween competition in Florida, USA.

Flowers displayed at a floral show in the northern Thai city

Millions of flowers are on display at a floral show in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai to show respect for their king.

A baby elephant enjoys a swim

This baby elephant enjoys a swim in the pool in her new zoo in Sydney, Australia.

Actors Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman

Actors Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman whizz down a large inflatable 'toilet' at the premiere of their movie, Flushed Away, in New York. The stars provide the voices of the animals in the animated comedy.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visits a girls' college in Islamabad in Pakistan

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visits a girls' college in Islamabad in Pakistan. She and Prince Charles are visiting the country and meeting lots of people there.

Wrap up! The freezing winter season has arrived in some places around the world. The Russian capital of Moscow has been covered in white snow most of this week.

Wrap up! The freezing winter season has arrived in some places around the world. The Russian capital of Moscow has been covered in snow most of this week.

Indian artists perform a traditional dance

These artists perform a traditional dance at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar in northern India. It is a popular Hindu event in the region.



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