Craving some wanderlust? Let us inspire you with these incredible images from around the world, courtesy of AFP's expert photographers.
Doves sit in cages hoisted on poles during a bird-singing contest in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on September 18, 2017. Over 1,400 birds from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore took part in the annual contest.
British cyclist Mark Beaumont (C) poses next to men with penny-farthings after arriving in Paris on September 18, 2017, to complete his journey after he traveled around the world in 78 days. British adventurer Mark Beaumont bettered the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg -- by going around the world in under 80 days on a bicycle. The 34-year-old Scotsman set a new world record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike when he arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on the night of September 18, 78 days after setting out from the landmark in the center of the French capital.
77-year-old Gladys Ngwenya spars in the ring during a "Boxing Gogos" (Grannies) training session hosted by the “A Team Gym” in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70 have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever. The grannies travel from all over Cosmo City for the twice weekly sessions. Coach Maphosa is in the process of planning events in other areas for grannies who have been inspired by the story, to join in.
An Afghan yarn vendor waits for customers at a shop on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on September 19, 2017.
Young Indian artists dressed as Hindu Gods Rama (L) and Sita perform a traditional Ram Leela drama, which narrates the life of Hindu god Rama, as they celebrate The Dussehra Festival at Daraganj area in Allahabad on September 19, 2017. Dussehra is also referred to Vijayadashami, a festival that signifies the triumph of good over evil.
A QR code design created using different varieties of rice is seen in a paddy during the harvest season in Shenyang in China's northeast Liaoning province on September 20, 2017. The design aims to promote tourism in the area and boosts the income of local farmers.
A visitor experience Snoosphere, an interactive multi-sensory installation that encourages people to feel their way through a host of objects and surfaces, during the media launch of the Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney on September 20, 2017. Elena Knox from Lull Studios is the creator behind Snoosphere.
A heron stands on a small island near Schwechow, northern Germany on September 20, 2017.
This September 22, 2017 photo shows Indian Hindu devotees offering prayers to the head of a 100-foot bamboo idol of the Hindu deity Durga in Guwahati, in honor of the Durga Puja festival. The 100ft idol of Durga is aimed at breaking the Guinness World Records for the tallest bamboo sculpture.
The new full-size standing statue RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime is unveiled at a press preview in Tokyo on September 23, 2017. The 19.7-meter tall statue will be open to the public on September 24 at the DiverCity Tokyo mall.
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Surf dog Samson rides a wave in the Small Dog event during the 9th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 23, 2017. Dogs, big and small, and some in tandem braved the large swell that greeted them during the iconic event at Surf City, USA.