As society progresses rapidly, some traditional businesses are becoming obsolete and dying out.
Twins from Glasgow join the Orange Order rally, which took place six days ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 13, 2014.
"I wish my eyes could turn into a camera, so I can record all the ordinary, but moving moments in my life."
The wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Peng Liyuanposes for a photograph with children from the Tagore School in New Delhi on September 18, 2014.
Dmitry Medvedev is best known as Russia's prime minister and former president－but he's also increasingly celebrated as an acclaimed photographer and a shutterbug who shot one of the world's most expensive photographs ever sold.
A Chinese gymnast practices on a balance beam during a practice session for the artistic gymnastics competition at the Namdong Gymnasium Club for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon September 18, 2014.
In a bold example of installation art, artist Zhou Jie embarked on her project "36 Days" on August 9. For 36 days, she lived in an exhibition hall alone with an iron wire bed, some iron wire sculptures in the shape of stuffed animals, some food and her mobile phone.The whole time she was visible to visitors and she could interact with them. Zhou, who made to her goal of 36 days, said at the beginning, "I'll let nature take its course. I'll leave if I am too sick or can't hang in there anymore."
Tian'anmen Square is decorated to welcome the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
Flowers and birds were favorite subjects of paintings in ancient China, offering a kind of special aesthetic interest.
The "Gold Helmet" air combat contest of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off in early September in the Gobi desert in Northwest China.
One innovative artist has created quirky artwork which re-imagines classical paintings with the faces of famous, modern day stars such as Angeline Jolie.
The lives of same-sex couples are still mysterious for many Chinese people, despite the gains of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in gaining recognition around the world.