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Pictures of the day: 17 December 2014

A fox goes about its business in Downing Street shortly before the Prime Minister leaves for the Houses of Parliament

Pictures of the day: 6 October 2014

Castellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls form a human tower called 'castell' during a biannual competition in Tarragona. The formation of human towers is a tradition in the area of Catalonia.

Pictures of the day: 18 December 2014

Pictures of the day: 24 February 2015

A reveller participates in a flour war during the celebrations of the Clean Monday or Ash Monday in the town of Galaxidi. The celebrations of Clean Monday mark the start of the 40-days lent until the Orthodox easter.

San Diego Comic-Con International: in pictures

The Big Picture photography competition: round 301

This week's Big Picture winner – and recipient of a Nikon Coolpix S9600 camera worth £249.99 – is James Wroe, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, with a striking image of men hanging above two retro planes.

Pictures of the day: 28 August 2014

'Walkies!': Jiff, the 4-year-old Pomeranian, walks on his two front legs in his Los Angeles home. Jiff blazed into the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records book due out Sept. 10, 2014 after running 10 metres (9.1 yards) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 metres (4.55 yards) on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. Picture: AP Photo/Guinness World Records, Kevin Scott Ramos

A fox makes his way downstairs after travelling on the top deck of a Number 12 bus as it made its way along St George's Road in south London. The fox was coaxed off the vehicle by the driver without incident.