Trish Morrissey's best photograph: infiltrating a family on a Kent beach

'I ask strangers if I can become a member of their family. The person I replace takes the picture'

Harry Jackson, 13, the head chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral School, sings carols during a photo call. The choir will sing to more than 20,000 people during the Christmas period

We love these Sulawesi crested black macaques in Indonesia – this is one of the shortlisted images in the Sony world photography awards. Enjoy!

Photo: Jozef de Fraine


Funny lines: Billy Connolly’s debut drawing collection – in pictures

The actor and comedian spent two years creating the drawings for his first public collection after discovering his love of art in drizzly Montreal.

Flick through the gallery

Medical personnel carry a wounded man off the pitch Photograph: Reuters

At least 73 people have died and hundreds are injured after violent clashes broke out at a football match in Egypt

Justice after 18 years

Sir William Macpherson, chairman of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, visiting the bus stop in Eltham, south-east London, where Stephen Lawrence was murdered in 1998 Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Tahrir Square on Sunday night as riot police and troops failed to disperse crowds demanding Egypt’s ruling generals hand over power. Photograph: Mohamed El-Ghany/Reuters


It’s all about the moment … Windy by John Carvill/Flickr

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How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

It’s important to have your pumpkin carving pattern ready before you start - you might find some inspiration here and there are plenty more ideas online. To produce something attractive safely you need a little saw, a “pointer” so you can trace a pattern across your pumpkin and quite possibly a “drill” so you can bore holes in areas too small to twist a knife.

Oliver Tring on how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. Click here for the full set of photos