14 November 2012
Last updated at 15:56
Workers across the European Union are staging a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment and austerity measures. Here Italian police clash with protesters in Rome.
Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse. The eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, plunged parts of Queensland into darkness for just over two minutes.
Ruby Walsh riding Big Bucks gallops before racing with Cedre Bleu at Exeter racecourse.
The head of the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, has been killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. He and another senior Hamas official died when the car they were travelling in was hit.
Paintings by artists in the French Naturalism movement, including works by Gustave Courbet and Jean-Francois Millet, from France's Musee d'Orsay are being shown in China for the first time.
Iranian rescuers inspect the debris of a helicopter that crashed close to Mashhad. Ten people were killed when the rescue helicopter, ferrying wounded people from a vehicle accident to hospital, hit power lines and crashed.
Jonathan Harding, field manager for the Forestry Commission, inspects young common ash trees in woodland near Canterbury, Kent, for the symptoms of the deadly plant pathogen fungus Chalara fraxinea.
A newborn gorilla, named Ameli, rests in the arms of her mother, Anya, at the Ramat Gan Safari, an open-air zoo near Tel Aviv.