September 10, 2013

    Published September 10, 2013


    A segment to be assembled onto a sculpture containing 7,000 recycled plastic water bottles with LED lights, measuring 20 meters in diameter and 10 meters in height, is dangled from a crane at Hong Kong's Victoria Park. The "Rising Moon" is a giant lantern created to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on Sept.19.


    A Turkish policeman fires teargas during clashes that broke out to protest the death of Ahmet Atakan in Hatay, Turkey. Atakan, 23, died in Hatay after being hit in the head by a teargas canister shot by police during a an anti-government protest, the Atakan family said.


    Russian search and rescue helicopters fly over Kazakhstan from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan a day ahead of the scheduled landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft. Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogrado of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA are returning to Earth after five and a half months on the International Space Station.


    Lithuania's fans support their team during the World Cup group G qualifying soccer match between Lithuania and Liechtenstein in Marijampole, Lithuania.


    A government trooper takes his position while about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields in a standoff with government forces for the second day at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.


    Residents flee as winds whip flames from the Morgan fire along Morgan Territory Road near Clayton, California, USA, in unincorporated Contra Costa County, Sept. 9, 2013.


    A worker collects catfish for disposal, in a polluted pond in Haikou, Hainan province, China.


    Public bus driver of route 30, Maria Concepcion Candia, is seen nailed to a cross before being transported to the Ministry of Justice, where she and other drivers plan to hold a demonstration, during the fourth week of their protest, in Luque near Asuncion, Paraguay. A total of 10 drivers, who had themselves nailed to crosses, continued their protest after a transportation rejected their plea for higher pay.


    Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.


    Washington Redskins' DeAngelo Hall celebrates a touchdown during the first-half of the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Maryland, USA, Sept. 9, 2013.


    Belgium's Queen Mathilde (R) and King Philippe (C) touch a statue called 'Maca' during their Joyous Entry, a local name used for the royal entry, in the province of Walloon Brabant in Wavre.


    The annual Tribute in Light is tested in New York's Lower Manhattan as a man takes a picture at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept. 9, 2013.


    A firefighter pulls a worker after he was trapped on a hanging platform in Liu'An, Anhui province, China, Sept. 9, 2013. The platform was hanging from the building at a height of 18 meters outside a building when it accidentally went out of control, according to local media.


    The Turanor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, travels on the Seine river in Paris, France.

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