September 28, 2013

Published September 28, 2013


1

A girl touches a dolphin during a dolphin therapy session at the Nemo Dolphinarium in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

2

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, waves to supporters upon his arrival from the U.S. near the Mehrabad airport in Tehran.

3

Reverend Richard Whittington carries an oak casket with the ashes of late British former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, ahead of her son Mark (L) and his wife Sarah (R) past an honor guard of Chelsea Pensioners after leaving the chapel at the Roya Hospital Chelsea to be laid to rest in the ground.

4

Sea lions rest at the Palomino island in Callao, Peru.

5

Vehicles travel past a commercial building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The oddly shaped 18-story building cost around 5 billion yuan ($817 million) to construct, and has gained the nickname of "toy block building" among local residents, local media reported.

6

Government troops rest amidst the ruins at the site of a three-week standoff with Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines.

7

An Israeli soldier stands on top of an armored vehicle on the Israel-Gaza border after a rocket fired from the Gaza strip landed in an open area near the border, according to a military spokesman.

8

Students perform during an annual ritual ceremony to celebrate the Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius' birthday at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.

9

Hot air balloons are seen in a field during Day 3 of the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Sept. 27, 2013.

10

Kryptopterus bicirrhis fish are displayed at the 2013 Taiwan International Aquarium Expo in Taipei, Taiwan.

11

New Miss World, Megan Young (C) from the Philippines is crowned by outgoing Miss World Yu Wenxia after winning the crown as first runner up, Marine Lorphelin (L) of France and second runner up Carranzar Naa Okailey (R) from Ghana look on during the Miss World 2013 finals in Nusa Dua, in Indonesia's resort island of Bali. 

12

Brown pelicans sit on dead mangrove on Cat Island, a former nesting ground which has mostly eroded into the bay, in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, USA, Sept. 27, 2013.

13

A runner gets pelted with color powders during the Color Run at the Dajia Riverside Park in Taipei, Taiwan.

14

A model presents a creation of Junya Watanabe's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection in Paris, France. 

15

Belgian and Dutch army engineers walk across a completed floating pontoon bridge on the River Scheldt in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp will open it's World War I Centenary program in Oct. 2014 with the pontoon bridge and allow the general public to cross it. The pontoon bridge is an actual reconstruction of the original that spanned the River Scheldt at the start of the war in 1914 and played a major role in the defense of Antwerp.

16

A 40-foot-high (12-meter-high) and 30-foot-wide (nine-meter-wide) inflatable rubber duck, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is towed up the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Sept. 27, 2013.

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