August 13, 2014

    Published August 13, 2014


    A man with his dog walk past a mural depicting actor Robin Williams in downtown Belgrade, Serbia. Unknown artists drew the academy award-winning actor and comedian below a bridge to pay a tribute following the news that he had been found dead of an apparent suicide at the age of 63.


    A meteor streaks over the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at a windmill farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje, Macedonia, in the early morning.


    A squirrel approaches Indian soldiers who rehearse for the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, India.


    A partially submerged car sits on a flooded section of Interstate 695 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, after heavy rains fell across the Mid-Atlantic region, Aug. 12, 2014.


    Workers place a large red heart with the message "Our bridges can no longer withstand your gestures of love" on the pavement of the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge, near the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is covered with thousands of padlocks, called love locks in Paris, France.


    A massive, dramatic dust storm moves toward a barn near Harrington, Washington, USA, Aug. 12, 2014.


    Police and rescue workers help after a passenger train derailed into a ravine near Tiefencastel in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks. Several passengers were injured after at least three train carriages came off the tracks near Tiefencastel, a village less than 50 km (31 miles) northwest of the ski resort St. Moritz.


    Italy's Linda Cerruti competes in the synchronized swimming solo technical routine event at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany.


    NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) captures an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days.


    Visitors play the "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" video game at an exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne, Germany. The Gamescom convention, Europe's largest video games trade fair, runs from Aug. 13 to 17.

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