Customers lined up at ‘Obama Fried Chicken,’ opened by university students, in Beijing Sunday. The owners changed the name to ‘UFO’ amid trademark-infringement accusations from KFC, but kept the likeness of President Barack Obama in suspenders, which resembles KFC’s Colonel Sanders. (ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press)
The final touches are put to Comedy Carpet by Gordon Young. The installation on Blackpool’s promenade immortalises the UK’s favourite comedians and comic writers from the heyday of music hall to the present day. The artwork took five years to compete and features catchphrases, jokes and sketches, made up from more than 160,000 letters cut from black and red granite and cobalt blue concrete. (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images) Click image to zoom.
A penguin found on the beach coated in oil gets washed at the Oiled Wildlife Response unit set up in a makeshift camp in Tauranga, New Zealand. The belly of the penguin is normally colored white. The 47,000 ton Rena, a Liberan container vessel, struck a reef on Wednesday causing an oil leak that has spread over five kilometers. Authorities are preparing for the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand history should the vessel break up and spill 1,700 tons of fuel into the Bay of Plenty. (SUNLIVE New Zealand, Getty Images)
Security guards pose for a photograph next to a truck covered with artwork by street artist Banksy in London, England, on October 6. The Banksy piece, entitled “Laugh Now But One Day We Will Be In Charge, Turbo Zone Truck” was created in 2000 and will go on private auction at the Cumberland Hotel this Monday. (Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters)
Flowers and an iPad showing a picture of Steve Jobs are placed at a makeshift memorial for Jobs at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, and a tag is painted outside Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York. Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs, 56, died from cancer on Wednesday, a premature end for a man who revolutionized modern culture and changed forever the world’s relationship to technology through inventions such as the iPad and iPhone. (Getty Images, AFP) Click image to zoom.
A dog performs during a comedy dog show at the pet fair in Barcelona. (Josep Lago / AFP/Getty Images)
A demonstrator with fake money in her mouth and hands marches with others dressed as “corporate zombies” as they take part in an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan in New York October 3, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street protests moved into their third week on Monday with demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)
Crowds of sun seekers fill the beach on October 1 in Brighton, England. The U.K.’s national weather service the Met Office says Saturday’s temperature reached 85.8 F (29.9 C) at Gravesend in southeast England. That is the highest October temperature since records began a century ago, beating the previous high of 84.9 F (29.4 C) reached on Oct. 4, 1985. (Peter MacDiarmid / Getty Images / AP)
An activist covered in flour and corn grains during National Corn Day celebrations in Mexico City joins Greenpeace and other organizations in protests against the growing of transgenic corn, or genetically modified corn, in the country. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)