August 15, 2014

    Published August 15, 2014


    A woman, who lost her father in World War II, holds a dove before releasing it as she prays for the war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.


    A picture of a fire-damaged book by the Polish Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, part of the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, is shown prior to a news conference in Weimar, Germany. The directorship of the Anna Amalia Library was badly damaged by a fire on Sep. 2, 2004.


    The faithful take part in a mass outside the 400-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican.


    Willie James Franklin looks into the Civil Rights Memorial fountain in Montgomery, Alabama during a moment of silence to remember teenager Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by police in a St. Louis suburb, Aug. 14, 2014.


    An Indian school student salutes as he holds his hand-made national flag during celebrations of the 68th Independence Day at his school in Kolkata.


    Workers stand next to a truck stuck in a large pit caused by a cave-in on a street in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.


    People take pictures of a sculpture named 'Alpha Turtle' as it floats in front of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The sea turtle featuring a black and white rendering of coral reef structures was floated past the iconic Sydney landmarks on Friday to promote an undersea art exhibition at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.


    A stuffed toy mascot in the likeness of a wallaby is seen at the feet of Australia's Wallabies Rugby Union team captain Michael Hooper in Sydney.


    Kathy Ong of Malaysia poses for photos in her floral display creation 'Reflection of Autumn', exhibited in the Singapore Garden Festival, which runs from August 16, to 24 in Singapore.


    A thirteen-week old white lion cub lies next to his father Yabu at the zoo in La Fleche, western France.

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