The day in photos from around the world.
Three people died in a Sydney cafe after a hostage crisis led to heavy gunfire and security forces storming the building.
The day in pictures around the world.
The Arnhem Land reserve, closer to Bali than Sydney, covers an area of around 37,000 square miles, has a population of around 16,000 and access for non-Aborigines is by invitation only. Australia’s aborigines are the custodians of the longest unbroken cultural tradition on earth, having migrated Down Under from Africa via Asia between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago, and connection to the land is practically written into their DNA. (David Gray/Reuters)
World leaders gather in Brisbane, Australia for the annual G20 Summit and are expected to discuss economic growth, free trade and climate change as well as pressing issues including the situation in Ukraine and the Ebola crisis.
Artists from 16 countries prepared their work for the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition in Australia. Dozens of sculptures will line the coastal path between Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. The exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 1.24 miles and will run from October 23 to November 9.
Spain defeated Australia, 3-0, Netherlands topped Chile, 2-0, Brazil beat Cameroon, 4-1, and Mexico bested Croatia, 3-1, in World Cup action Monday.
In today’s 2014 World Cup match-ups, Mexico defeated Cameroon 1-0, Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 and Chile beat Australia 3-1.
All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.
The day in photos around the world.