A Star Trek wedding, giant LEGO trees, the last presidential debate, and more in this week in photos.
These furless-felines of the Sphynx cat breed are presented during the American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breed event, the largest showcase of dogs and cats. Pet lovers from all over come to New York to play with some of the country’s rarest dog and cat breeds.
Trekkies from Sweden tie the knot at the “Destination Star Trek London” convention at the ExCeL centre. The 5 actors who have played captains throughout the series (including William Shatner and Patrick Stewart) will reunite at the convention.
“View” by artist and advertising expert Dave Mercer, is on display at the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk in Sydney. The sculpture represents “branding” the environment and the tendency of advertisers to want to brand everything.
Children shovel snow on their playground after a snowstorm hit Jilin province in China. The unusual cold front is sweeping north, central and eastern China, bringing snowfall months before winter.
Pedestrians walk along the river Thames, past City Hall, on a foggy autumn morning in London.
A woman wears a metal structure comprising of 1,151 oil lamps for a prayer ritual at the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad, India. The vibrant festival is held every year for 9 nights to celebrate the Hindu goddess, Durga, who symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.
People enjoy the breathtaking view from 3,950 feet above, at Vogelberg mountain in Switzerland.
A Thai man performs a holy ritual during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok. The colorful festival celebrates their belief that abstaining from meat and other various vices will purify the body and give peace of mind and good health.
The newly-crowned Malaysia’s Jumbo Queen 2012 poses with the first and second runner-ups after winning the final round of the beauty pageant.
A jaguar eagerly swims towards his meal during feeding time at Taman Safari Indonesia, a center for endangered wildlife. Around 1,800 pounds of meat is given to the 200 animals every day.
The Double Ninth Festival in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang brings locals out to preform Taiji (shadow boxing). The annual festival in China honors the elderly.
Pink umbrellas canopy a street in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. The installation consists of 400 umbrellas and aims to promote breast cancer awareness.
An employee gets the CRH380B high-speed Harmony bullet train ready for an examination during a test run at a bullet train exam and repair center in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The train has broken speed records by going over 302 mph.
Children play on a swing in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebel fighters made advances into central Aleppo neighborhoods on Oct. 25.
A young boy holds onto a sheep while he waits for customers at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha Oct. 25 – Oct. 26, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to honor Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, as they are joined on stage by Michelle Obama and Ann Romney at the conclusion of the final US presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida.
A jogger stops to marvel at the giant LEGO forest that has “sprouted” overnight. The installation on display at Sydney’s Coogee Beach commemorates the company’s 50th anniversary year in Australia.
A Holocaust survivor reads from a Torah scroll during his belated Bar Mitzah ceremony in Jerusalem. The traditional Jewish coming-of-age ceremony, normally marked at the age of 13, was celebrated by a group of 16 male survivors of the genocide on Monday.