1) In Mexico City, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia climbs over a crushed car into what was a second-story apartment after the recent earthquake hit the Portales Norte neighbourhood. The 38-year-old mechanic, who lives nearby, said that on the day of the quake he ran to help rescue people trapped on roofs. He later made risky trips into the ruptured structures to retrieve valuable possessions for displaced residents. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
2) London’s Hyde Park is bathed in a dull sepia light on Oct. 16. The unusual hue of the daylight sky was thought to be due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. Photo:
3) A man wearing a shirt with swastikas on it is punched by an unidentified member of the crowd near the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term ‘alt-right,’ at the University of Florida campus on Oct. 19 in Gainesville. Spencer’s speech was part of a tour of public universities that has triggered passionate debates about the boundaries of free speech and hate speech and fanned fears of continued violence. Photo:
4) Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in last Sunday’s loss at Minnesota.
5) Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the clubhouse after defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on Oct. 19 in Chicago. The Dodgers now move on to the World Series to face Houston. Photo:
6) The most expensive handbag in the world, the Mouawad 1,001 Nights Diamond Purse, which sold as new for US$3.8m in 2010 and is currently being offered for private sale. It has 4,517 diamonds with a total of 381.92 carats. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA
7) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington Bear on platform 1 at Paddington station in London as she meets the cast and crew from the forthcoming Paddington film. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/WPA Pool/Getty Images
8) What a Tasty Looking Burger by James Dive is displayed near Bondi beach for the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: James D. Morgan/Getty Images