The aurora borealis, or the northern lights shine near Keswick, England. The northern lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated PressLink
Belarussian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich arrives for a press conference in Minsk, Belarus. Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPALink
Kevin Cox wades through floodwaters by his home in Kingstree, S.C. Cox was removing food from the refrigerator at his home.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mic Smith / Associated PressLink
Melissa Etheridge performs for inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio. Etheridge says a video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to her performing with them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathan Quilter / The Columbus DispatchLink
Fans in costume arrive for the opening session of the 2015 New York ComicCon at the Jacob Javits Center. The four-day event which runs October 8-11 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jordan Spieth of the US hits a shot from the rough on the 1st hole during the first round of foursome matches at the 2015 Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNG YEON-JE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Casey Patterson United States spikes the ball during the FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open at Camarones Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miguel Tovar / Getty ImagesLink
Firefighters survey the scene of a plane crash in the back yard of a home near the Compton Municipal Airport. The pilot of the single engine Piper P28 was injured in the crash and rushed to a nearby hospital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Albania fans wait to be searched by police before the Group I Euro 2016 qualifying match between Albania and Serbia in central Albania. More than 2,000 officers will police the politically-charged match.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Visar Kryeziu / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian demonstrator stands amid smoke of burning tires ahead of clashes with Israeli security forces in Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. There have been at least eight stabbing attacks since the beginning of the month, when a Palestinian killed two Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City, helping to prompt a security crackdown and spread riots.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A sign reading 'We want elections with zero deaths!' is displayed during a rally in the Ivory Coast to denounce the presidential elections and its surrounding violence, as well as current President Alassane Ouattara's seeking of a second term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina. Kosovo's opposition political parties protest against the agreements that has been reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETRIT PRENAJ / EPALink
Picture taken from Quito of the Cotopaxi volcano spewing ash. The volcanic activity, which began August 14 after 138 years of silence, continued with "steam emissions and a moderate load of ash" the country's Security Ministry said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman walks before portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung, left, and Kim Jong-Il displayed on the facade of a building in Pyongyang. North Korea is gearing up for a lavish celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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