Delighted tourists snap pictures of Sydney’s purple-flowered Jacaranda trees in full bloom. Although non-native to Australia, the trees have become a popular feature of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the North Shore as well as the town of Grafton in New South Wales, which even held a festival to honour the trees last week.
New York, USA
People gather in the suburb of CitiField to catch an early glimpse of the giant balloons set to be part of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on 24 November.
Hángzhōu City, China
Employees at Alibaba Group lay out thousands of quilts ahead of China’s “Singles Day” on 11 November. The day has become a festival to celebrate shopping sprees, with thousands of websites offering bargains in celebration.
Iconic landmarks across the city of Paris were lit up in green in celebration of the first day of the implementation of a landmark global accord that sees countries all over the world working together to combat climate change
The seventh Earl of Rosse at the launch of an ambitious new project called Giants Grove, which will see the largest redwood forest in the world outside of California being planted in County Offaly, Ireland.
Acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the opening of her new wax figurine at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong. The exhibition draws on Kusama’s iconic polka dots and gourd motifs and the artist’s concept of “self-obliteration”.