Kullervo is an ill-fated character in the Finnish national epic Kalevala. In this epic, Kullervo grows up in the aftermath of the massacre of his entire tribe only to realise that those who raised him were those who had butchered his family. As a child, he is sold into slavery. When he finally runs away from his masters, he discovers surviving members of his family, only to lose them again. He seduces a girl, who turns out to be his sister, and who commits suicide upon discovering their blood ties. Kullervo becomes mad with rage, returns to Untamo and his tribe, destroys them using his magical powers, and commits suicide.
Issued during the German occupation of a small section of Iran during the Persian Campaign of World War I, this 1904 five Mark German Imperial Treasury note has been overstamped in Farsi with the denomination of 12 qiran 10 shahi for local circulation. This note is the smallest denomination in a five-note issue which included 25 qiran (overprinted on a 10 Mark note), 5 tomans (20 Mark), 25 tomans (100 Mark), and 250 tomans (1,000 Mark).Banknote: Germany (image courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History)
La Silla Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Chile, some 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of La Serena. On this site, at the outskirts of the Atacama Desert, are three telescopes built and operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) as well as several other telescopes partly maintained by ESO. The observatory is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and the first in Chile to be used by ESO.Photograph: ESO/F. Kamphues
The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia. Males are almost all white (as seen here), while females have more flecks of black plumage. Juvenile snowy owls have black feathers until they turn white. The snowy owl is a ground nester that primarily hunts rodents and waterfowl and opportunistically eats carrion.Photograph: Michael Gäbler
Held in Budapest, Hungary, from 5 to 12 August, the 2013 Championships saw 827 fencers from 101 countries compete. Russia won the most medals (11), followed by Italy (6) and Ukraine (4).Photograph: Marie-Lan Nguyen
Amplang is a traditional savoury fish cracker snack commonly found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Amplang crackers are commonly made of ikan tenggiri (wahoo) or any type of Spanish mackerel, mixed with starch and other materials, and then fried. Their size and shape varies, from traditional elongated "tiger nails", to dice, to ping pong balls. The colour may range from yellow to light brown.
The upper scale mark shows 1 cm while the lower one is 1 inch.Photograph: Chris Woodrich
The Genesis Nomad is a handheld game console by Sega released in North America in October 1995. A portable variation of Sega's home console, the Sega Genesis, Nomad served to succeed the Game Gear and was the last handheld console released by Sega. In addition to functioning as a portable device, it was designed to be used with a television set via a video port. Released late in the Genesis era, the Nomad had a short lifespan and was sold exclusively in North America.Photograph: Evan Amos
A Cassius bluebutterfly (Leptotes cassius theonus) in Artemisa, Cuba. It is part of the family Lycaenidae, and is found from the southern United States through the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Caterpillars of this species are known to feed on such plants as the woolly rattlepod and lima bean.Photograph: Charles J. Sharp
All Saints, Margaret Street, is a Grade I listedAnglican church in London. Designed by the architect William Butterfield and built between 1850 and 1859, it has been hailed as Butterfield's masterpiece and a pioneering building of the High Victorian Gothic style that characterized British architecture from around 1850 to 1870. The church is particularly celebrated for its interior decoration, seen here. Every surface is richly patterned or decorated: the floor in diaper-patterned tiles; wall surfaces in geometrical patterned brick, tile, and marble, as well as tiles with painted decoration; large friezes executed in painted tiles; a painted ceiling; and painted and gilded timberwork behind the altar.Photograph: David Iliff