August 2, 2013

Published August 02, 2013




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Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant.

2

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in an impromptu soccer game with staff as he waits for his plane to refuel between Islamabad and London, at Vienna Airport, Austria.

3

A firefighter shouts at a colleague as he tries to extinguish a bushfire at Markopoulo region a few miles southwest of Athens, Greece.

4

A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State, Sudan, Aug. 1, 2013.

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Dramatic clouds hang overhead as England plays Australia during day two of the third Ashes Test match held at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England.

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A woman reacts to the arrival of Colonel Mamadou, commander of the 42nd battalion of the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), as he tries to disperse a demonstration in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Colorful umbrellas are seen in Getafe, on the outskirts of Madrid,  Spain, Aug. 1, 2013.

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A fisherman holds his rod as the sun sets on Havana's seafront boulevard 'El Malecon', Cuba, Aug. 1, 2013.

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A man on a boat looks at a competitor jumping into the water during a cliff diving competition near the central Bohemian village of Hrimezdice, Czech Republic.

10

Two-year-old Laura sits in front of the polar bear enclosure at the zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, while a polar bear looks through the glass pane.

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Tyler Clary of the U.S. swims in the men's 200m backstroke final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, Spain.

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by: Belle Mears from: USA
August 04, 2013 11:10 PM
I was amazed as I scrolled through this forum and found the photography stunning and illustrative in not only a documentary sense, but in a timeless open lens shuttering the world open to my mind. So much happening in so many places at one time and I also was reminded of Life Magazine and Look.......those and National Geographic were always around. A picture says so much.....thanks for this Voice of America and Reuters.AFP, and AP for these stop and see the world "at large and at small". I will look forward to this forum.