02/11/2011 17:33 GMT | Updated 02/01/2012 10:12 GMT

Incredible Pictures: Giant Hats, A Toppling Cargo Ship And One Very Big Hand

The London Occupy demonstration appears to be turning into an Art form as striking posters by protesters adorn the walls surrounding St Paul's Cathedral.

Elsewhere in the capital, Art is going hand-in-hand with campaign work as 200 people create a giant hand in Convent Garden to raise awareness of Dupuytren's disease.

Around the world, the MV Rena vessel in New Zealand teeters even further to one side, threatening to add to the 350 tonnes of spilled oil and Obama delivers a speech in Washington in a bid to urge Congress members to support the American Jobs Act - all in the pictures of the day below:

Pictures Of The Day: 2 November