August 8, 2013

    Published August 08, 2013


    Sloane Stephens of the U.S. serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the women's tennis match at day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada.


    Students hold four wreaths as they march to mark the 25th anniversary of the democratic uprising, also known as "8888", in Rangoon, Burma. Thousands of people, including students and Buddhist monks, were killed or injured during the crackdown on August 8, 1988.


    A Bangladeshi passenger climbs on top of a train as other passengers (R) look on from a compartment window as they rush home to their respective villages to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka.


    Participants play traditional Mongolian instruments during a performance at the opening ceremony of Nadam Fair in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


    A U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) mission lifts off on a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Aug. 7, 2013. The unmanned Delta 4 rocket carried a communications satellite for the U.S. military and its partners, including Australia, which paid for the spacecraft and launch services.


    A long ribbon of gas called the the Magellanic Stream (in pink), stretches nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy (in blue). New Hubble observations reveal most of the gas was stripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud about 2 billion years ago, and a second region of the stream originated more recently from the Large Magellanic Cloud.


    An opponent of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi wears a toy knife on his head in Cairo's Tahrir Square following dawn prayers marking the Eid al-Fitr feast at the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.


    Boys sit in the trunk of a car in Sana'a, Yemen.


    Driving along the road to Hana near the coast of Maui, Hawaii, USA (Alison Klein/VOA)


    Snowmobile racer Levi LaVallee jumps his snowmobile as executives from Fox Factory Holding Corp. ring the opening bell for the Nasdaq Market to celebrate the company's IPO in New York.


    Wind-blown embers fly from an ancient oak tree that burned in the Silver Fire near Banning, California, USA,  Aug.7, 2013. The fire broke out near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside County, and within hours had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said.


    Students arrange themselves into the formation of a dove to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in the southern Indian city of Chennai.


    Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic feeds watermelon to female hippo Julka in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 38 Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) in Belgrade.

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