August 13, 2013

    Published August 13, 2013


    A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle.


    The Milky Way in the clear night sky near Rangoon, Burma


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) has her picture taken with a pupil as she arrives for a visit to the Heinz Schliemann grammar school in Berlin.


    A portion of a building is in a sinkhole in Clermont, Florida, USA, Aug. 12, 2013. The sinkhole, 40 to 50 feet in diameter, opened up overnight and damaged three buildings at the Summer Bay Resort.


    An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India commemorates its Independence Day on Aug. 15.


    Silke Spiegelburg of Germany competes in the women's pole vault final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.


    A rooftop villa complete with rocks and flora is built on top of a high rise residential building in Beijing, China. Beijing authorities are planning to demolish the rooftop villa that allegedly was built illegally atop a 26-story apartment block in the capital.


    A nearly 100-meter-tall and 60-meter-wide column of water rises up as a World War II mine explodes during a mine sweeping operation in the Kanmon Strait off Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan.


    Foundation piles for the wind park "Baltic 2" are loaded onto a transport ship at the EEW Special Pipe Construction GmbH in Rostock, Germany.


    People dance in a pool party during the gay and lesbian Circuit Festival in Vilassar de Dalt, near Barcelona, Spain.

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