September 19, 2013

    Published September 19, 2013


    Lotus mechanics, seen through a wheel, talk to one another at the garage of the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore. The Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will be held on Sept. 22 in the city-state.


    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third right, wearing a red helmet, is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water by Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant chief Akira Ono, fourth right, during his inspection tour to the tsunami-crippled plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.


    Smoke rises during clashes between Egyptian security forces and suspected militants in the town of Kirdasah, near Giza Pyramids.


    An airliner approaching Los Angeles International Airport crosses the Harvest Moon as seen from Monterey Park, California, USA, Sept 18, 2013.


    Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet, Vietnam (Photo taken by Nguyễn Thái Bình/VOA reader)


    A prototype of a gold Lamborghini model that will be made of 500 kg of gold and diamonds is now on display in a showroom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


    Lightning strikes as Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash and hot lava, at Simpang Empat village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, Sept. 18, 2013.


    A staff member puts finishing touches to a wax figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel before its presentation at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin.


    People sit next to a figurine of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs and an apple as they wait for the release of Apple's new iPhone 5S near the Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan.


    The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen in this false color infrared image, as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA, Sept. 18, 2013.


    A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Despite the heat, thousands flocked to the port to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous 18-meter (59-foot) yellow duck, a gigantic version of the iconic bathtub toy used by children around the world.


    A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil fisherman throws a net as he fishes in a lagoon in Jaffna.


    Two dolphins perform in a tank at Okichan Theater of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 18, 2013.


    New Zealand's Cameron Leslie, left, tries to stop Australia's Chris Bond during the Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations match in Sydney. Australia won the match 57-41.


    Cirque du Soleil performs onstage during Varekai at Carpa Santa in Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 18, 2013.


    Workers install a giant vase as part of the upcoming Chinese National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

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