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Really good

The new Fourth Plinth sculpture, "Really Good" by British artist David Shrigley pictured after its unveiling in Trafalgar Square in central London. Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works which make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. "Really Good" is a 7m high hand with a disproportionately long thumb giving a thumbs-up.

Flower basket

A huge "flower basket" decoration on Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the upcoming 67th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on October 1.


People enjoying their lunch on seats adorned with photographs of old terraced houses in a temporary public artwork by James Voller entitled "Terraced" in Sydney's Martin Place. Photo courtesy: AFP

In Tibet, religious freedom with Chinese characteristics

The sun has yet to rise over Lhasa, but dozens of colourfully dressed pilgrims are already gathered and reciting prayers at the entrance to Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism.


Workers picking grapes at a vineyard in Hautvillers in northeastern France.

Bird singing

A man hoisting a cage with a zebra dove during a bird-singing contest in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat. More than a thousand birds from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore take part in the annual contest.

Art installation

22 rafts hanging on the facade of Palazzo Strozzi as part of the latest installation entitled "Reframe" by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Florence, Italy.


Models parading on a catwalk for French designer Pierre Cardin at the Yellow River Stone Forest in northeastern China's Gansu province.


Shayne, a 9-month-old orphaned baby koala has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy koala in the absence of his dead mom as he recovers from the trauma of her death. Shayne was taken to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital run by the family of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, where doctors say he is overcoming his terrifying ordeal with the help of a toy koala as he learns to be independent.

Long distance gas balloons

The 60th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, the world's oldest and most prestigious aviation event, in Gladbeck, western Germany.


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