From festivals in Myanmar to skylines in St. Petersburg, this week was captured in a variety of photos from around the world.
A Buddhist devotee lights candles in Aung Daw Mu Temple marking the full moon day of Thadingyut, the lighting festival to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday 28 October. The festival is the second-most popular in Myanmar, following Thingyan Festival.
A full moon was captured over the top of the Singer House, located on the famous Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Singer House is frequently known as the House of Books, due to a bookstore it contains, and is located across from the Kazan Cathedral.
Weather in London was mild last week, as much of the UK has experienced a warm and wonderful Autumn.
The famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis celebrated its’ 50th year on Wednesday. The final piece of the Arch was put into place on 28 October, 1965 and the anniversary was celebrated with $1 tram rides to the top, which is what they cost when the tram was completed.
Star Wars Storm Trooper characters cross the street after a giant Star Wars helmet was unveiled, during the inauguration of an open air exhibition called 'Face the Force' in Madrid, Spain on 30 October. Seven other giant helmets are due to be placed in various corners in the city.
Participants perform as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual Yosakoi festival in Tokyo, Sunday, 1 November. Yosakoi is a unique and modern rendition of the popular traditional Japanese dance of Awa Odori and many troupes compete with their choreographed dance in colorful costumes, performed often with the Japanese instrument of Naruko, a clapper held in both hands.
Celebrations have begun for Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which celebrates the triumph of light over dark. The holiday will be celebrated by Hindus around the world.