People gather beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue as mist passes at the summit of Corcovado on October 22, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Preparations are continuing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games along with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Credit: Mario Tama
Fake windows are painted on the north side wall of a Economical Housing by developer on October 23, 2013 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. Economical Housings are sold at low prices to low-income earners to get them affordable shelters. Netizens in China tease that even though the buildings are economical housings, the windows should not be like that. Given that the properties are affordable, painted windows probably show developers' cost-saving intention.
Shrine parishioners holding fire-burnt torches during the Kurama Fire Festival at Yuri Shrine on October 22, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. The participants parade through the community carrying some 500 torches which measure five meters long and weigh 50 kilograms. The origin of this tradition dates back to the Heian Period when village members would build a bonfire to greet the deity of the shrine.
Credit: The Asahi Shimbun
A youth stands on a a whale shark towed by fishermen along the coast of Surabaya in eastern Java island on October 22, 2013, to be sold to prospective buyers after getting entangled in a fishing net. Listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and banned for fishing by some countries, the species continues to be hunted in some parts of Asia. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO
A paper dummy with a red noose with the sign 'Went against KSC' hangs from a lamp-post on October 22, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. KSC is an abbreviation for the Czechoslovakia Communist Party and KSCM is the name of the current Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia. The dummies symbolize the people who were executed during the communist regime before the Velvet revolution in 1989 and appear to be a warning about the possible rise of communist power after the Czech early election which is being held on October 25 and 26. Pre-election polls show the Communist Party is in second or third place.
Credit: Matej Divizna
A member of the media looks at a painting by Turner Prize nominated artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in Building 80/81, a former Army base in Ebrington Square on October 22, 2013 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This year the Turner Prize which is in it's 29th year is held in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, which is the first time it has left England. The winner will be announced on December 2, 2013.
Credit: Dan Kitwood
WIRES volunteer, Christelle cares for 'Phoenix' an orphaned baby Swamp Wallaby burned in the Springwood fires on October 22, 2013 in Castlereagh, Australia. Bushfires continue to rage in Australia's East, with 120,000 hectares (296,526 acres) burnt since fires started on Thursday last week. There are fears for wildlife likely caught up in the blazes, which are often very fast moving.