August 27, 2014

    Published August 27, 2014


    Russia's team competes during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China.


    Airport and airline employees walk the fifth runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to clear debris in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The annual Foreign Object Debris Walk drew approximately 100 airline and airport employees volunteering to find and remove debris that could be hazardous to aircraft.


    A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle during the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.


    Photographer Maria Pirsch falls on the road after being hit by anti-riot policemen during a protest staged by state workers who were seeking to block a road in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opposition labor unions have planned a 24-hour strike across the country on Aug. 28, 2014, to press President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's administration for wage increases in line with inflation rate and to reduce the tax income in salaries.


    A ski jumper made of pumpkins is seen at the Experience Farm in Klaistow, Germany during a traditional pumpkin exhibition.


    Banana leaves filled with offerings of food are placed at the base of a tree during the annual northeast Thai festival of Boon Khao Pradub Din, Thailand, Aug. 24, 2014. The ritual pays homage and respect to the earth and soil and the spirits of departed loved ones. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA reader)


    A boogieboarder rides a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, California. Southern California beach-goers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico.


    A man lays in a puddle of squashed tomatoes, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain.


    Greater adjutant storks stand on garbage at a landfill site in Gauhati, India.


    In the grasp of the Japanese robotic arm, the CubeSat deployer (upper right) releases a pair of NanoRacks CubeSat miniature satellites (bottom center) in this NASA image.