“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
― from TO THE LIGHTHOUSE By Virginia Woolf, 1927
Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours.
A man dressed as a polar bear climbs a barricade as protesters take part in the Flood Wall Street demonstrations ahead of the United Nations climate summit in New York.
A woman tries to hold on to her umbrella as Typhoon Fung-Wong passes near the coastal area of Shanghai, China.
Pickers working at night cut grapes on the first day of the Beaujolais harvest in the Moulin a Vent vineyard, near Chenas, in eastern France. Traditionally, grapes are harvested at the end of the night, when the temperatures are lower, to produce a fruity and tender wine.
Homeless families watch a film on a DVD player using electricity from a supply at a public park in Manila in the Philippines.
Thailand's Pornchai Kaokaew (left) strikes the ball over South Korea's Kim Young-man during their men's team sepaktakraw game at the Bucheon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
Farmer Harald Wenske travels on a barge full of pumpkins near the Spreewald village of Lehde, Germany ahead of a festival in the town.
A deer is seen bugling in the morning mist in Richmond Park in London, England. Tuesday marks the autumn equinox where day and night are of equal length.
An explosion at a fireworks factory in China killed at least 12 people and injured 33, local government officials say. The blast struck the Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory in the city of Liling in Hunan province.
A fishermen's camp is seen on a bank of the Yenisei River in Siberia ,Russia.
A modified 1928 Ford drives across the Hakskeenpan during the 2014 Kalahari Desert Speedweek in the Northern Cape of South Africa. The event sees motorsport enthusiasts racing their vehicles across 7km (4.3 miles) of specially prepared clay track.