The Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow, eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Angelina Jolie’s honorary Damehood, the ongoing battle against Ebola outbreak and beautiful Miss Switzerland, see these and many other pictures of the week (October 12-18) in the following photo gallery.
On October 22, the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum is inaugurating an exhibition “Old Moscow, Selected Pieces” by Yuri Eremin, an outstanding Russian Pictorialist photographer from the early 20th century.
The current Ebola epidemic had begun in southern Guinea in February, and later spread across Liberia and Sierra Leone. Hitherto, the virus has already reached the United States, Spain, Germany, Nigeria and Senegal. The current death toll has already surpassed 4,000, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.
An exhibition dedicated to the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago has opened in Berlin. In autumn, 1989 amid perestroika in the USSR, the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart, better known as the Berlin Wall, was taken down.
Female fighters have been active members of both warring sides since the outbreak of the conflict. Women participating in the eastern Ukrainian conflict represent all walks of life and have different reasons to take up arms.
The cornerstone of the White House was laid on October 13, 1792; the building's name would become synonymous with the American presidential administration and its ability to wield diplomatic and military power on a global scale.
Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 to a modest shopkeeper in Grantham, England, and rose to become the face of British Conservatism as the UK's first female Prime Minister; her hard-nosed policies, which included a successfully fought war with Argentina and a partisan struggle against state-funded social programs and trade unions made her one of the most controversial figures in modern British history.