September 4, 2013

    Published September 04, 2013


    Japanese fencing Olympian Yuki Ota participates in a demonstration with talking robot Mirata during a news conference in support of the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics candidacy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect the host city for the 2020 summer Olympics at their session Sept. 7.


    Protesters wave signs as Secretary of State John Kerry appears at a U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


    A volunteer feeds glucose water to a Cattle Egret chick at an animal hospital at Hathijan village, on the outskirts of the Western Indian city of Ahmedabad. According to a vet, at least 400 Cattle Egrets were rescued and more than 100 died at the site of an illegal tree cutting at Ranasan village of Sabarkantha district, about 90 km (56 miles) from Ahmedabad.


    A Palestinian man carries on his shoulders a child holding a toy gun outside the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, after disturbances that caused the temporary closure to the access of the Mosque in Jerusalem.


    Pedestrians gather outside scaffoldings built to protect two shops from an intense beam of sunlight reflected off the Walkie Talkie tower in central London. The Walkie Talkie tower that reflects sunlight at an intensity capable of melting parts of a car became the latest attraction in the city's financial district as the developers acted to find a quick fix.


    A six-year-old boy, whose eyes were gouged out, is held by his mother at a hospital in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. Chinese police suspect the boy's aunt of gouging out his eyes, Xinhua state news agency said, the latest twist in the investigation of a crime that shocked the country.


    Participants of the band of the Royal Netherlands Navy perform during the "Spasskaya Tower" International Military Orchestra Music Festival at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.


    Workers make final preparations on a wall made of TV screens at the booth of Vestel at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany. The IFA consumer electronics and home appliances fair will open its doors to the public from Sept. 6 till 11.


    Women sunbathe on a warm, spring day at Sydney's Bronte Beach, Australia.

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