August 10, 2014

Published August 10, 2014

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The full moon descends behind Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At this time of the year the orb is at the closest point to the Earth. Experts name this phenomenon the supermoon or perigee.

2

Women struggle with strong winds and rain caused by Typhoon Halong in Tokyo. Typhoon Halong killed one person in Japan and injured 33, media said, as authorities ordered 1.6 million people out of the path of the storm that battered the west of the country with heavy rain and wind.

3

Runners start the 44th annual City2Surf fun run down Sydney's William Street, Australia. Around 80,000 people participated in the run, which covers a distance of 14km (8.7 miles) from the city to Bondi Beach.

4

NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul. A suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of foreign forces in the capital, killing at least four Afghan civilians, including children, and wounding dozens, Afghan security officials said.

5

Ethnic-Chinese Indonesians arrange offerings for their ancestors' souls during the "hungry ghost" festival in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

6

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is the front-runner in the country's presidential election, shakes hands with cheering supporters at a polling station in Istanbul.

7

Spectators watch as a diver Sali Riza Grancina, winner of the competition, performs the winning jump from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, 100 km south of the Kosovo capital Pristina. A total of 27 divers from Kosovo competed, diving from the 22-meter-high bridge into the Drini i Bardhe River.

8

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State (IS) militants on the front line in Makhmur, Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014.

9

Xavier Simeon, of Belgium, crashes during Indianapolis Moto 2 motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

10

Two men give finishing touches to a huge model of a ‘rakhi’, or a wrist band, during the "Raksha Bandhan" festival in Ahmadabad, India. Women tie the ‘rakhi’ on the wrist of their brothers during this festival that celebrates the brother-sister relationship.
 

11

Citroen owners take part in a 2CV parade during the "Euro Citro 2014", on the circuit of Le Mans, western France. Almost 2,500 Citroen cars - DS, Traction Avant, TUB, 2 CV - took part in the event dedicated to French carmaker Citroen's fans and car owners.
 

12

Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual at the Janai Purnima Festival (Sacred Thread Festival) on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

13

Students from Tagou martial arts school perform during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in the Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, Aug. 9, 2014.
 

14

Manchester City's Gael Clichy (top) leaps above Arsenal's Santi Cazorla during their English Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London.

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