My Sinchew/ Photo story


Visitors to a pick-it-yourself farm in northern Virginia set off with their choice of pumpkins ahead of the Halloween holiday.

Tomb visit

A vendor arranges her wares as she waits for customers next to the tombs at a cemetery in Manila ahead of the traditional All Souls' Day on November 1. Millions across the Philippines will visit cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country's penchant for festivity.

Halloween pumpkins

A man carves a grimacing face into a pumpkin in Hanover, Germany, ahead of Halloween.

Swan paint

Dancers in their iconic "Swan Paint" from Mathew Bourne's "cygneture" work, Swan Lake, posing in formation at Mrs Macquaries Chair in Sydney during a media call.


Some 2,500 people take part in the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki outside Tokyo, Japan.


Jack-o'-lanterns are displayed at the "Rise of the Jack-O'-Lanterns'' exhibition featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins created by professional artists and sculptors in La Canada Flintridge, California. The exhibits are laid out along a 1/4-mile (0.4km) scenic trail at Descanso Gardens.

Rubber duck

A giant 16-meter high yellow rubber duck, an installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is seen floating on a lake in a park in Shanghai, China.

Art installation

People walking past an installation by artist Alejandro Propato from Argentina titled "Permanent Sunrise" on Sydney's Tamarama Beach. Artists from 16 countries prepare their works for the upcoming Sculpture by the Sea exhibition along the coast between the iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach from October 23 to November 9.


Illuminations in Blackpool, northwestern England, an annual event since 1879, stretch along the seafront for 6 miles using more than one million bulbs. They were first installed in an attempt to extend the holiday season from late August until early November.


Balinese launch paper lanterns to celebrate the inauguration of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Denpasar.