The eighth annual panoramic photo competition has just come to a close, and the winning images and honorable mentions have been announced.
The Ministry of Fun Santa School opens for the season in England, a red fox meets a stegosaurus in Siberia, Australians vote to allow same-sex marriage, and much more.
Toward the end of autumn, parts of northern India and Pakistan are frequently covered by a thick smog caused by a temperature inversion. This year is particularly bad.
Images from the past few years of the Antarctic landscape, wildlife, research facilities, and some of the scientific work taking place there.