August 29, 2014

    Published August 29, 2014


    Mt. Tavurvur erupts in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed. Mt. Tavurvur destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mt. Vulcan in 1994. (AFP/Oliver Bluett)


    Armed police officers hold guns as they stand on Downing Street, in central London. Britain raised the country's terror threat risk level to "severe" due to fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria.


    A health worker, wearing a protective suit, disinfects a house during an Ebola prevention drill in Monrovia, Liberia. The World Health Organization said Thursday that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control.


    Protesters burn portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally in support of Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia.


    A rendering of a house is seen on a wreath during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sky is reflected on an unmarked mausoleum that contains unidentified bodies of people who died in the storm nine years ago.


    A man walks past burnt vehicles in a square near a railway station after recent shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.


    Farm workers in the Lee Vineyard drop grapes into a bin during the first day of harvest at Saintsbury winery in Napa, California. The winery, in the Carneros appellation, began its harvest four days late after sustaining earthquake damage on Sunday.


    Hindu devotees take pictures of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha at a worship venue on the first day of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Kolkata, India.


    Slovak honor guard soldiers wait to rise the flag to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Slovakia's National Uprising in Banska Bystrica. In a two-month period during World War II nearly 60,000 soldiers and 18,000 guerrillas were defending a compact region in Central Slovakia against German troops.


    A North Korean boy arm wrestles with former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators.


    Wax models of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have confetti thrown on them after being presented with a wedding cake in celebration of their recent wedding, at the Madame Tussauds in Sydney, Australia. The couple married in France last weekend, ending nearly a decade of fevered tabloid speculation over whether "Brangelina" would ever tie the knot.


    A couple takes a selfie in front of trees covered with "love locks" at N Seoul Tower located atop Mt. Namsan in central Seoul, South Korea. The terrace has become famous for padlocks left by couples to symbolize their affection.


    A participant experiences the effect of air pressure during a performance for schoolchildren organized by members of the "Newton Park" interactive museum of science in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.


    A worker cleans a window on a building in a business district in Beijing.

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