9 November 2012
Last updated at 17:19
Lawmakers in Greece have narrowly backed a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country. Tens of thousands of protesters held a rally in Syntagma Square - outside the parliament building in the heart of the capital.
Hotel guides pose for a photo with a paramilitary policeman standing guard on Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People, the venue of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing.
Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Jose Fonte challenge West Bromwich Albion's Billy Jones and Jonas Ollsson during their English Premier League football match at The Hawthorns. The 2-0 win means West Brom climb to fifth in the league, while Southampton remain bottom.
Riders from the Gai Waterhouse stable walk in the ocean during a horse recovery session ahead of the Melbourne Cup at Altona Beach, Australia.
Russian nationalists cover their faces as they walk in a smog during a demonstration on National Unity Day in Moscow.
Gavin Shaw, five, flashes a smile as he hugs his father, Master Sergeant Adam Shaw of the US Army, during a Welcome Home Ceremony in Fort Carson, Colorado. The soldiers had been deployed in Afghanistan for nine months.
A close encounter with one of the figures on display at the Body Worlds exhibition in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The anatomical exhibition displays real human bodies preserved using Gunther von Hagens' pioneering plastination procedure.
Residents of Seabright, New Jersey, carry their belongings recovered from their homes which were damaged by storm Sandy.
The Prince of Wales meets members of the public at the Riverside Precinct Redevelopment in Adelaide, during a six-day tour of Australia to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko (left) and challenger Polish Mariusz Wach pose during the official weigh-in ahead of their title fight in Hamburg.
President Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. America's first black president comfortably secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race.
The next Archbishop of Canterbury set out his support for the ordination of women bishops as his appointment was officially confirmed. Seen here with his wife, Caroline, he said his appointment as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury was "astonishing and exciting".