August 16, 2013

    Published August 16, 2013


    Giant panda Yuan Yuan sleeps next to her baby panda at the Taipei City Zoo, Taiwan.


    With the U.S. Navy's well deck ship USS Arlington stationed against its pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, divers in small boats approach a test version of NASA's Orion crew module during the stationary recovery test. The test is helping to ensure that when Orion returns from deep space missions and splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.


    Men help evacuate civilians at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district.


    Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo.


    The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The 55,000-ton ship, named after the son of the founder of the oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, has a length of 400 meters and cost $185 million.


    Chickens perch on the roof of a hennery to escape rising floodwaters after Typhoon Utor hit Maoming, Guangzhou province, China, Aug. 15, 2013.


    A worker cleans the glass facade of a mall in Singapore.


    A car drives past a crack in a road after an earthquake on the outskirts of the town of Seddon in the Marlborough region on New Zealand's South Island. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of New Zealand's capital, sending panicked Wellington workers and residents into the streets, but caused little major damage.


    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to the 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard collects water from a reservoir while fighting a wildfire in Summit County, Utah, USA, Aug. 15, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Ileen Kennedy)


    Netherlands' Princess Mabel (2nd L-2nd R), accompanied by her daughters Luana and Zaria, and Princess Beatrix lead the Dutch royal family as they arrive for the funeral service of Beartix' son Prince Friso at the Stulpkerk church in Lage Vuursche. Friso, the brother of the new Dutch king, died on Aug. 12, 2013, in a royal palace in The Hague, 18 months after a skiing accident left him in a coma.


    Sean Tucker spirals downward in the Oracle stunt plane before the 55th Chicago Air and Water Show, near Gary, Indiana, USA, Aug. 15, 2013. The Chicago Air and Water Show will be held on the weekend.


    Visitors stand on the roof of a skyscraper as the moon rises over the skyline of Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China.


    The reflection of horses, their keepers, and an umbrella-toting pedestrian is seen in a puddle of water following heavy monsoon rains in the northern hilltown of Shimla, India.

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