The below competition is now closed. Congratulations to Dan Kitwood who won the vote with his picture of Autumn in the Peak District . Stay tuned for next month’s poll.

 

Here are the Top European News photos for the month of September chosen by our panel of photographers and experts. 

 

Peter Macdiarmid

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally on September 16, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Yes and No supporters are campaigning in the last two days of the referendum to decide if Scotland will become an indpendent country.

Peter Macdiarmid

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Prime Minister David Cameron prepares his keynote speech in his hotel room at the Conservative party conference as his image appears on a TV news broadcast (L) on September 30, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Tomorrow is the final day of conference

 

Jeff Mitchell

LOCH LOMOND, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch,from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond. The latest polls in Scotland’s independence referendum put the No campaign back in the lead, the first time they have gained ground on the Yes campaign since the start of August.

Matej Divizna

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 15: Ashya King is transported to the Proton Therapy Centre where start his proton treatment on September 15, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Five year old Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken by his parents from a UK hospital against medical advice and transported to Spain for medical treatment. Ashya is hospitalized in the University Motol Hospital in Prague after being transferred from Malaga, Spain.

Pablo Dominguez

MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 27: Nuns wait for the start of the beatification ceremony for Opus Dei former leader Alvaro del Portillo on September 27, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of Catholics from around the world celebrate the beatification ceremony of Opus Dei former leader Bishop Alvaro del Portillo in a huge open air mass.

Sean Gallup

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 19: Muslims gather for Friday prayers on the street outside the Mevlana Moschee mosque on a nation-wide action day to protest against the Islamic State (IS) on September 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Muslims across cities in Germany followed a call by the country’s Central Council of Muslims to protest against the ongoing violence by IS fighters in Syria and Iraq.

 Christopher Furlong

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 12: Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court on September 12, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.

 

Dan Kitwood

CASTLETON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 10: Mist lingers in Hope Valley at sunrise viewed from the top of Mam Tor in the Peak District on September 10, 2014 in Castleton, United Kingdom. Much of the UK continues to enjoy mild Autumn weather with sunshine set to last for the next few days

Pablo Dominguez

CONSUEGRA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 08: A moon appears behind a windmill a day before the supermoon is full on September 8, 2014 in Consuegra, in Toledo province, Spain. Consuegra belongs to a region made famous by the novel ‘Don Quijote de la Mancha’ (Don Quixote) writed by ‘ Miguel De Cervantes. Some of the windmills belong to the 16th century.

Peter Macdiarmid

TURRIFF, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: First Minister Alex Salmond gestures as he walks to meet with supporters on September 18, 2014 in Turriff, Scotland. After many months of campaigning the people of Scotland today head to the polls to decide the fate of their country. The referendum is too close to call but a Yes vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom and Scotland would stand as an independent country for the first time since the formation of the Union.

Matt Cardy

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: First Minister Alex Salmond First Minister Alex Salmond delivers a speech to supporters at Our Dynamic Earth on September 19, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The majority of Scottish people have today voted ‘No’ in the referendum and Scotland will remain within the historic union of countries that make up the United Kingdom.

Jeff J Mitchell

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 09: Two women wave from a window of a property on the Royal Mile on September 9, 2014 in Edinburgh,Scotland. With just eight days of campaigning left before voters will go to the polls to vote Yes or No on whether Scotland should become an independent country, Alex Salmond has suggested that the No campaign is falling apart.

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez

SESENA NUEVO, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 24: Mountains of used tyres lay on a dump in the countryside on September 24, 2014 in Sesena Nuevo, near Madrid, Spain. Used tyres dump site in Sesena is a major environmental problem and was declared ilegal back in 2003, It currently stores over 75.000 tonnes of tyres. The company, which ran it,Êreceived many penalties had to leave. Finally the regional goverments have now started to process the tyres in order to clear the area within aproximately four years. Most of the material will be recycled for building materials, surfacing for roads, sports tracks and children’s playgrounds.

Johannes Simon

MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 21: A family dressed in lederhosen and other traditional Bavarian folk dress shelter itself against rain on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on September 21, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world’s largest beer fest.

Sean Gallup

LVIV, UKRAINE – SEPTEMBER 14: People at an outdoor cafe watch couples dance the tango on a Sunday afternoon on Rynok Square on September 14, 2014 in Lviv, Ukraine. Hundreds of miles away sporadic fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine is continuing and many people doubt the current ceasefire overtures will lead to an end to the war.