August 17, 2014

    Published August 17, 2014


    A competitor leaps up the air during a bridge jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, Slovenia.


    A Bangladeshi youth dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna takes part in a procession during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival in Dhaka.


    Palestinians ride a donkey cart past the ruins of houses which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive in Johr El-Deek village near the central Gaza Strip.


    A protester reaches down to throw back a smoke canister as police clear a street after the passing of a midnight curfew meant to stem ongoing demonstrations in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.


    The faithful greet Pope Francis upon his arrival for the Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day at Haemi Castle in Haemi, south of Seoul, South Korea.


    An Indian man stands holding his handmade traditional umbrella and keeps watch on his buffaloes as he grazes them at a field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.


    Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2nd L) holds the infant son of late presidential candidate Eduardo Campos as he talks with Campos' widow Renata, during the wake inside the Pernambuco Government Palace in Recife. The Brazilian Socialist Party leader, 49, was killed in a plane crash on Aug. 13.


    An Afghan resident walks along a road in Herat province, Aug. 16, 2014.


    One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographs this nighttime image showing city lights in at least half a dozen southern states from some 225 miles above the home planet. Lights from areas in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as some of the states that border them on the north, are visible.


    Participants react as they hold on to a greased pole during the "Panjat Pinang" event organized in celebration of Indonesia's 69th Independence Day at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta.


    Mohamed Farah of Britain kneels on the track as he celebrates after winning the men's 5000 meters final during the European Athletics Championships at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.


    Revelers relax inside a 3-D Luminarium inflatable installation by British designer Alain Parkinson during Budapest's Sziget music festival on an island in the Danube River, Hungary, Aug. 16, 2014.


    A man takes pictures of a sculpture of a Chinese cabbage outside an ecological agriculture company in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Chian, Aug. 16, 2014.


    Members of the Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band react to winning the annual World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, Scotland, Aug. 16, 2014.


    A participant takes a selfie as she runs through a "color station" during the five-kilometer color run event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


    Festival-goers are splashed with water during a summer festival at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in downtown Tokyo, Japan..

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