German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union CDU chancellor candidate Angela Merkel holds flowers after the first exit polls results were released at the CDU headquarters in Berlin.
A paraglider competes in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, southeastern France, during the 40th edition of the Icare cup.
France's Mickael Gelebale celebrates on the court after winning the EuroBasket championships basketball final match between France and Lithuania in Ljubljana. France won 80 to 66.
Zulu dancers dressed in traditionnal outfits perform during the festival of ' Zulu 200' celebrating the existence of the Zulu Nation at the King Shaka International airport in Durban.
Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
A model presents a creation for fashion house John Richmond as part of the spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan.
A participant of the traditional costume parade of the Bavarian Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, arrives with his two dachshund dogs.
Manchester City supporters shield their eyes from the sun during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. City won 4-1.
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
A Nepalese boy with his face painted waits to perform in a play based on Hindu mythology at Basantapur Durbar square on the last day of the 'Indra Jatra' Hindu festival in Kathmandu.
A Mayan indigenous priestess conducts a ceremony to celebrate the Autumn Equinox at Cihuatan Archeological Park, in Aguilares, 36 km north of San Salvador, El Salvador.
Nudists take part in the annual North East Skinny Dip as the sun rises at Druridge Bay in Northumberland, northeast England.
Compelling images from around the world on Monday