Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill presents a miniature diya (lamp) balanced on his thumb in Amritsar on the eve of Diwali
German artist Frank Bolter floats a paper boat called To The World's End. The origami paper boat which was folded at Canary Wharf was then sailed on the nearby Thames as part of the Drift10 biennial art exhibition
Fan Sijia, an obese two-year-old girl who weighs as much as adult woman, plays with a neighbourhood boy who is about the same age as her in Taocun town, Shanxi province, China. She was born in January 2008 and now weighs 45 kilograms
A Lego model of a frog dissection created by Dave Kaleta, a kindergarten teacher from Chicago. He created the anatomically correct specimen as part of a competition in which he was just given the brief 'Lego anatomy'. He said: "I had a couple of different ideas that involved Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson, but that was already taken by another competitor, so decided that dissecting a frog was a more universal experience that lots of people could relate to"...
...It took Dave seven hours to build the frog over three days. He says "I went up to the science department to see if they had a model I could look at, but they didn't, so I culled image reference from online. I have no idea how many pieces are included, but it's probably between 1000-2000"
Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy completes two aerial loops using just his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit. Rossy, 51, launched himself from a hot air balloon at an altitude of 7,874 feet (2,400 metres) near Lake Geneva. Then he fired up the jets on his new, smaller and sleeker, wingsuit to perform the loopings before landing safely with a parachute
A scale model of St Paul's Cathedral made out of used train tickets is pictured on the Millennium Bridge in London. Artist Robert Bradford created models of several British landmarks (Blackpool Tower, St Paul's and Edinburgh Castle) using a total of 115,000 used train tickets, representing the 115,000 cheap advance tickets sold each day
High wire artist Freddy Nock walks on a hire wire between a castle and a church in Thun, Switzerland
A view from a domestic flight from Denpasar to Yogyakarta that was subsequently diverted to Surabaya airport shows a plume of gas and ash billowing some 10 km (six miles) high from the Mount Merapi volcano. Indonesia's most active volcano Merapi, located in Central Java province, is a sacred landmark in Javanese culture whose name translates as "Mountain of Fire"
People ride a motorcycle while volcanic ash falls in Magelang, Indonesia, as Mount Merapi erupts
Tom Cruise performs a stunt at the 2,717 feet tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, for his new movie Mission Impossible 4. The stunt is thought to involve Tom jumping over another actor during a chase around the exterior of the huge building. The scene was being filmed at the Observation Deck level which is 124 floors up. A helicopter just ten feet away from the building was used by the film crew to get close to the action
A 102-year-old pensioner from Xiaoshan in eastern China's Zhejiang Province is in such good shape that he is able to do push-ups using only one hand. Shi Xiaochun used to be a postman in the town. Shi's life is quite disciplined. "My father loves meat, fruit and tea. He never touched cigarettes or alcohol," his daughter said. Each day Shi continues to trains himself at home, practising a set of Tai Chi-like exercises that he created himself
A street performer in Wuhan, China, has been criticised for teaching his monkeys to smoke. As the conclusion to his animal act the man gives each of his monkeys a cigarette. Although he admitted that the animals didn't like to smoke, he insisted that it does them no harm
Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society erect their Celebrity Guy in Edenbridge, Kent. This year they have chosen Wayne Rooney for the town's bonfire night display on Saturday
A replica of the upper section of the fourth funnel of the Titanic is towed along the river Thames towards Canary Wharf in London. The replica funnel has been created to launch a new exhibition of artefacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic cruise liner which sunk in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The exhibition is held in the O2 Bubble and is open to the public from November 5, 2010 till May 31, 2011
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives a traditional Maori greeting as she arrives at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand