Peru: St Francis Day sees annual blessing of animals

It was a musical symphony of animal noises outside St Francis Church in Lima, Peru where parrots, dogs, rabbits and hamsters gathered with their owners in tow for the annual blessing of the animals on 4 October. Many of the pets wore colourful bows or flouncy dresses for the special event. Nestled in his owners arms, Andrei Baltas rabbit wore a whimsical princess costume. Oct 5, 2015

Thousands protest against austerity at Conservative Party conference

Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of Manchester on 4 October to protest against austerity measures as the Conservative Party opened its annual conference. According to the police, about 60,000 people joined in the protest outside the conference venue. The protest was largely against the governments austerity policy, which cut welfare and public spending since 2010 in order to deal with the financial crisis. Oct 5, 2015