August 23, 2013

    Published August 23, 2013


    North Korean Poongsan dogs, Chongju (R) and Anju, are seen near CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Seoul, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un gave the dogs to late evangelist Reverend Moon Sun-myung and his widow Han Hak-ja this February as birthday gifts.


    A gallery assistant views pastel portraits in the "Bob Dylan: Face Value" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. New pastel portraits by American singer Bob Dylan will go on show for the first time at London's National Portrait Gallery from August 24 to January 5.


    A Portuguese firefighter fights to extinguish a fire in Adsamo, near Vouzela, Portugal. More than 600 firefighters were battling six new wildfires a day after one firefighter was killed and nine others injured when gusting winds winds caused a fire to change direction.


    A woman looks at flood-damaged ladies footwear on sale for 10 pesos (22 cents) a pair at a slum area in Manila, Philippines.


    Smoke is seen above people gathering outside a mosque on the site of a powerful explosion in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Two powerful explosions killed several people: one rocked the city center near the home of outgoing  Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the second one struck near the port of the restive city with a Sunni Muslim majority.


    An Indian nomad herder leaps off the back of a water buffalo into the flooded waters of the River Tawi on the outskirts of Jammu.


    People struggle as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province, as Typhoon Trami landed in eastern China.


    Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany.


    Tadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the "Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger" carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo, Japan. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers.


    Los Angeles County firefighters hike in on a fire line on the Rim Fire near Groveland, California, USA, Aug. 22, 2013. The wildfire raging out of control near Yosemite National Park in northern California ballooned to nearly 54,000 acres, more than tripling in size from the day before, forest officials said.


    Performers from France's Compagnie Retouramount are suspended during during the annual Night Festival at the Singapore Museum in Singapore.


    Artist Manny Ford performs with soap bubbles in New York City's Central Park.


    A woman and a child cast shadows as they ride their bicycles on a sunny day in Vienna, Austria.


    One Direction members, from right, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, perform on NBC's "Today" show in New York.

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