August 22, 2013

    Published August 22, 2013


    Volker Bouffier, state premier of the western federal state of Hesse and top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union for regional elections, fixes an election poster with his own image in Wiesbaden, western Germany.


    Journalists film a screen displaying a court's microblog page showing disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai standing trial, in Jinan, Shandong province. Bo appeared in public for the first time in more than a year to face trial in eastern China, the final chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.


    Egyptian medics and police escort former President Hosni Mubarak into an ambulance after he was flown by a helicopter to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in Cairo. The ousted leader has been released from jail and taken to a military hospital.


    Visitors look at a spillway at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro electric power station, 520 km (323 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.


    Gwendolen Morgan, the lawyer for David Miranda, makes a statement to members of the media outside the High Court in London. The British authorities can sift through documents seized from the partner of a reporter, who wrote about the leaks by Edward Snowden, to protect national security and investigate any possible links to terrorism, a court ruled.


    Fire consumes trees along U.S. highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control in Buck Meadows, California, USA, Aug. 21, 2013. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park.


    A Greenpeace activist dressed as an oil company worker pours oil on other activists during a protest in Warsaw, Poland, against oil search drilling in the Arctic Sea.


    A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province, Aug. 21, 2013.


    A visitor walks near "The largest portrait of Putin in the world" by Konstantin Altunin at an exhibition in the recently opened Museum of Authorities in St. Petersburg, Russia.


    A man rides a trishaw loaded with bananas in Bogor fruit market in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia (Photo by Davide Rosa/VOA reader)


    An Indian villager smokes tobacco as he joins other economically backward protesters during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi.

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