The top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 18.

1. USA
Cut the Rope (games)

Cut the swinging rope at precisely the right time to release the swinging sugary snack and feed your ravenous otherworldly pet, but beware, a variety of obstacles and enemies make this task more difficult than it first appears.

2. UK
Cut the Rope (games)

See 'Cut the Rope'

3. France
Music Ringtone Maker (music)

Create a totally unique ringtone for your iPhone using any song in your iTunes library with this app. The new ringtone can even be set as your alarm sound; a total of 30 seconds of music can be selected from any song.

4. Canada
Trainyard Express (games)

This puzzle game involves guiding trains of different colors to their matching station; users have to draw the track for the trains to follow, ensuring that each train gets safely to its destination.

 5. Japan
Coin Dozer (games)

Drop coins into graveyards and receive prizes and treats in this Halloween-themed game, but beware of monsters lurking in the dark.

6. Australia
Trainyard Express (games)

See 'Trainyard Express'

7. Germany
Trainyard Express (games)

See 'Trainyard Express'

 8. China
Me Want Bamboo (games)

Become the Panda master by consuming bamboo for strength and taking on challengers from around the world.

Tesla Toy (entertainment)

Create dazzling moving patterns simply by moving your fingers across the screen with this app.

10. Korea
Benchbee mobile test speed (utility)

Measure the speed of nearby wifi and 3G networks with this app. The results of the tests and related upload/download speeds are displayed like km/h on a car's speedometer.

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on AdMob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.