August 20, 2014

    Published August 20, 2014


    SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son dumps a bucket of ice water onto himself as he takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the company headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.


    Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world. It is the primary outlet for the 810-square kilometer (310-square mile) Yakutat ice field, which drains into Harlequin Lake and, ultimately, the Gulf of Alaska.


    A Palestinian woman inspects her house that witnesses said was damaged during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.


    Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to move across flooded areas of Morigaon district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal, where at least 90 people have been killed


    A worker takes a selfie before removing a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag attached by protesters atop Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow, Russia. Protesters scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine.


    Frantisek Trunda, 67, moves himself into his Elbee vehicle while seated on a wheelchair in Brno, Czech Republic. The Elbee is a vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair-bound people, and allows them to drive the vehicle without needing to get off their wheelchair or receive assistance from another person.


    An aerial view shows a landslide that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan. (Photo provided by Kyodo)


    A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA.


    A member of the grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Aug. 19, 2014.


    In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) Full water levels are visible in the Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville in Oroville, California, July 20, 2011. (Bottom) Low water levels are visible in the Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville, Aug. 19, 2014.


    The eye of a horse seen in the light of the rising sun in Sehnde near Hanover, central Germany


    A man and a pig make their way through flood waters on a makeshift raft in Lishui, east China's Zhejiang province after days of heavy rain.


    Hot air balloons land during the 40th French Hot Air Balloon Championship in Sable-sur-Sarthe, western France.


    A model displays a creation by a Gen Next designer during the first day of the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India.


    A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California, USA.

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