August 31, 2014

    Published August 31, 2014


    An Iraqi militia fighter from Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Saraya al-Salam's Peace Brigade, fires a mortar during heavy clashes with Islamic State fighters in Tuz Khurmatu in Salaheddin province about 88 kilometres (55 miles) south of Kirkuk.


    A royal supporter places flowers on the gates of Kensington Palace in London as a tribute to Britain's Princess Diana, marking the 17th anniversary of her death.


    A Somali government soldier holds his fighting position against suspected militants during an attack at the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound in Mogadishu. Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked the national intelligence site in the capital where suspected militants are held. The assault left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said.


    A girl calls for assistance after she is trapped by the water on a flooded Ryparken train station during a heavy rainstorm in Copenhagen, Denmark.


    Malaysian students perform during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpu.


    Protesters wave their mobile phones and other electronic devices as they take part in a pro-democracy rally next to the Hong Kong government complex. China announced rules giving it control over who can stand in Hong Kong's next leadership election, triggering tears and fury in the city where democracy activists vowed to stage a mass sit-in.


    Firefighters carry a body found in the rubble of a four-story residential building which collapsed following a blast in Rosny-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.


    A competitor runs through a foam tunnel during the Brutal Run extreme obstacle course race in Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 30, 2014.


    Legendary acrobatic pilot Zoltan Veres of Hungary on his MXS aircraft demonstrates his skills with his F-16 at the Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2014 at the Slovak Airforce Base of Sliac, Aug. 30, 2014.


    Thousands of rubber ducks float in the Danube river in front of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary.


    Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos, Ecuador.


    Sweden's HMS Helsingborg, Denmark's HDMS Niels Juel and Finland's Rauma head to Turku during the Northern Coasts 2014 international naval exercise in Finland. Thirteen nations, including 56 vessels and 2,800 personnel participate in the naval exercise.


    Fireworks light the sky above Saint Basil's Cathedral during the "Spasskaya Tower" international military and music festival on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 30, 2014.

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