Images of the week: September 27-October 4, 2015
See striking images from around the world, showing current events, news stories and offbeat photos. Here's a look back at the last week in pictures.
Devotees shower rose petals and coloured powder on a huge idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha during its procession for an immersion in Mumbai on September 27, 2015. During the eleven-day Ganesh Festival Hindu devotees bring home idols of Lord Ganesha and offer prayers in temporary temples in order to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity, culminating with the immersion of the idols in bodies of water, including the ocean on the last day. Pic/AFP.
A butterfly flutters as a labourer showers water onto a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Park in the eastern city Bhubaneshwar. Gandhi Jayanti is also observed as International Day of Non-Violence and is celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’ on October 2 annually. Pic/AFP.
People pray during a candlelight vigil in Roseburg, Oregon late for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The shooter - identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, 26- opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in rural Roseburg, then moved to other rooms methodically gunning down his victims, witnesses said. Pic/AFP.
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League first-leg Group A football match between Malmo FF and Real Madrid CF at the Swedbank Stadion, in Malmo. Ronaldo equalled club legend Raul's all-time goals record and also took his career goal tally to 500 after scoring a brace against Malmo FF in the Champions League. Pic/AFP.
Models present creations by Rick Owens during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris. Pic/AFP.
Pope Francis speaks at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Pic/AFP.
The lightning flashes over the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pic/AFP