A woman, who lost her father in World War II, holds a dove before releasing it as she prays for the war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.
A picture of a fire-damaged book by the Polish Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, part of the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, is shown prior to a news conference in Weimar, Germany. The directorship of the Anna Amalia Library was badly damaged by a fire on Sep. 2, 2004.
The faithful take part in a mass outside the 400-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican.
Willie James Franklin looks into the Civil Rights Memorial fountain in Montgomery, Alabama during a moment of silence to remember teenager Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police in a St. Louis suburb, Aug. 14, 2014.