The 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution

Communist supporters attend a rally marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. Russian authorities papered over the the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, with just low-key events being held to mark an uprising that launched more than 70 years of Communist rule. President Vladimir Putin, who has made ‘stability’ the keyword of his 17 years in power, would be treating the day as any other, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said previously. Russian media had an ambiguous reaction to the centenary, with pro-Kremlin tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda asking on its front page: ‘Great celebration or big tragedy?’ Moscow will see a march and rally organised by the Communist Party – still the largest opposition party in parliament – to glorify the anniversary and soldiers took to the streets this morning as part of their rehearsals. The event is to mark the anniversary of the November 7, 1941 parade which was when Soviet soldiers marched through the Red Square to the front lines of World War Two.

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off the event for a new product announcement

With a photo of former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs projected in the background, Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off the event for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

Visitors at the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow river in north-west China

Visitors at the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow river in north-west China. Owing to heavy rainfall at the upper reaches of the fall, its water volume has increased dramatically

When the Oil Fields Burned

A man takes a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq.

Famine in Somalia : Wait for food and water

Sara Alisio and her one-month old child Molide Kelbi wait for food and water in the Warder district in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

Annual Australia Day Ferry Boat Race, Sydney Harbour

Competitors in the annual ferry boat race are supported by a spectator flotilla as they cruise past the Sydney Opera House as part of Australia Day celebrations in Sydney.