The Week in Pictures: August 10 – August 30 2013. Part 1 (62 Photos)


    An election poster calling for the legalisation of marijuana and featuring internet meme [Grumpy Cat] hangs outside the Pirate Party's campaign headquarters in Berlin on August 16, 2013. The Pirates, who to everyone's surprise were elected into Berlin's regional parliament in September 2011, are trying to capitalise on their recent electoral gains in upcoming parliamentary elections, running on a platform of transparency in government. Germany goes to the polls on September 22, 2013. Placard reads: [Hurry up, my dope is everything]. (Photo by John Macdougall/AFP Photo)


    An election poster calling for the legalisation of marijuana and featuring internet meme [Grumpy Cat] hangs outside the Pirate Party's campaign headquarters in Berlin on August 16, 2013. The Pirates, who to everyone's surprise were elected into Berlin's regional parliament in September 2011, are trying to capitalise on their recent electoral gains in upcoming parliamentary elections, running on a platform of transparency in government. Germany goes to the polls on September 22, 2013. Placard reads: [Hurry up, my dope is everything]. (Photo by John Macdougall/AFP Photo)




    A lorry carrying sand slided off the road for undetermined reasons and fell into the the river at the waterfront in Buenos Aires, on August 12, 2013 but without causing casualties whatsoever. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP Photo)


    A lorry carrying sand slided off the road for undetermined reasons and fell into the the river at the waterfront in Buenos Aires, on August 12, 2013 but without causing casualties whatsoever. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP Photo)




    A US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) fires the linear demolition charge system during a demonstration at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 14, 2013. A total of six ABVs, a highly mobile and heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle clearing system, were dispatched to South Korea in this year. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)


    A US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) fires the linear demolition charge system during a demonstration at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 14, 2013. A total of six ABVs, a highly mobile and heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle clearing system, were dispatched to South Korea in this year. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)




    A policeman kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Hussein Tallal/Associated Press)


    A policeman kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Hussein Tallal/Associated Press)




    Hundreds of little plastic foetuses are displayed on a square in Houten, August 12, 2013. The Dutch Christian organisation Schreeuw om Leven (Scream for Life) has set up the action to protest against the establishment of a Centre for Birth Control, Abortion and Sexuality Rotterdam (CASA) in Houten. (Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP Photo)


    Hundreds of little plastic foetuses are displayed on a square in Houten, August 12, 2013. The Dutch Christian organisation Schreeuw om Leven (Scream for Life) has set up the action to protest against the establishment of a Centre for Birth Control, Abortion and Sexuality Rotterdam (CASA) in Houten. (Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP Photo)




    Nicole Webb cries while waiting for her 9-year-old son, a student at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, on August 20, 2013. A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at the elementary school. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said all students at the school were accounted for and safe and that he is not aware of any injuries. (Photo by John Bazemore/Associated Press)


    Nicole Webb cries while waiting for her 9-year-old son, a student at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, on August 20, 2013. A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at the elementary school. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said all students at the school were accounted for and safe and that he is not aware of any injuries. (Photo by John Bazemore/Associated Press)




    Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l'oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings' residents. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


    Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l'oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings' residents. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)




    Cars drive past the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings that are decorated with a 22,000 square meter mural. Citecreation has asked the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, as the world's largest mural on an inhabited building. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


    Cars drive past the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings that are decorated with a 22,000 square meter mural. Citecreation has asked the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, as the world's largest mural on an inhabited building. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)




    A police officer saves the life of a suicidal woman by handcuffing himself to her and throwing away the key. The desperate woman had climbed to the top of a bill board on a concrete wall in Beijing, China, on August 14, 2013. But her plight quickly attracted the attention of bystanders and police arrived to try and talk her down. When one of the officers was talking to her, he decided the only way to make sure she did not jump was by handcuffing himself to the woman. As the woman hung from the ledge the officer put the metal cuff across his wrist and the connected it to the woman. And in a determined bid to make sure she realised he was serious about saving her, he then threw the key over the ledge so they could not be separated. Police then used a length of rope to pull the woman back onto the building as she dangled above a sheer drop to the concrete pavement held by just her wrist. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    A police officer saves the life of a suicidal woman by handcuffing himself to her and throwing away the key. The desperate woman had climbed to the top of a bill board on a concrete wall in Beijing, China, on August 14, 2013. But her plight quickly attracted the attention of bystanders and police arrived to try and talk her down. When one of the officers was talking to her, he decided the only way to make sure she did not jump was by handcuffing himself to the woman. As the woman hung from the ledge the officer put the metal cuff across his wrist and the connected it to the woman. And in a determined bid to make sure she realised he was serious about saving her, he then threw the key over the ledge so they could not be separated. Police then used a length of rope to pull the woman back onto the building as she dangled above a sheer drop to the concrete pavement held by just her wrist. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    Soldiers re-enact the battle of Tewkesbury during the 528th Battle of Bosworth anniversary celebration at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park in Market Bosworth, England, on August 18, 2013. The battle saw the death of Britain's King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA)


    Soldiers re-enact the battle of Tewkesbury during the 528th Battle of Bosworth anniversary celebration at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park in Market Bosworth, England, on August 18, 2013. The battle saw the death of Britain's King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA)




    A Hindu priest, face smeared with color and sacrificial blood, gestures as he performs rituals during the two day long Deodhani festival at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, on August 18, 2013. During this festival held to worship the serpent goddess, goats and pigeons are offered as sacrifice. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)


    A Hindu priest, face smeared with color and sacrificial blood, gestures as he performs rituals during the two day long Deodhani festival at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, on August 18, 2013. During this festival held to worship the serpent goddess, goats and pigeons are offered as sacrifice. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)




    Smoke rises after an eruption of Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan, on August 18, 2013. The eruption on Sunday of the 3665 ft. high volcano, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, sent up a 16,404 ft.plume, the highest in recorded history. It is also the volcano's 500th eruption this year, according to media reports citing the local meteorological observatory. (Photo by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)


    Smoke rises after an eruption of Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan, on August 18, 2013. The eruption on Sunday of the 3665 ft. high volcano, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, sent up a 16,404 ft.plume, the highest in recorded history. It is also the volcano's 500th eruption this year, according to media reports citing the local meteorological observatory. (Photo by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)




    Sarcophagi burn at a cremation site during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, on August 18, 2013. More than 60 corpses were collectively cremated to share the expense of the ceremony. Well known as Ngaben, cremation is one of the most important ceremonies for Balinese Hindus, as they believe it will free the spirit from the deceased body so it can reincarnate. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)


    Sarcophagi burn at a cremation site during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, on August 18, 2013. More than 60 corpses were collectively cremated to share the expense of the ceremony. Well known as Ngaben, cremation is one of the most important ceremonies for Balinese Hindus, as they believe it will free the spirit from the deceased body so it can reincarnate. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)




    Masked protesters stand near police guarding a public building during a rally in Bogota, Colombia, on August 29, 2013. Students are protesting in support of farmers who demand lower fertilizer prices, complain of being undercut by cheap imports from near and far of products including potatoes, onions and milk, and say their sector is being hurt by free trade and other agreements promoted by the government. (Photo by Carlos Julio Martinez/Associated Press)


    Masked protesters stand near police guarding a public building during a rally in Bogota, Colombia, on August 29, 2013. Students are protesting in support of farmers who demand lower fertilizer prices, complain of being undercut by cheap imports from near and far of products including potatoes, onions and milk, and say their sector is being hurt by free trade and other agreements promoted by the government. (Photo by Carlos Julio Martinez/Associated Press)




    A man eats in a Burger King restaurant while demonstrators gather outside in Boston, Massachusetts August 29, 2013, part of a nation-wide fast food workers strike asking for $15 per hour wages and the right to form unions. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)


    A man eats in a Burger King restaurant while demonstrators gather outside in Boston, Massachusetts August 29, 2013, part of a nation-wide fast food workers strike asking for $15 per hour wages and the right to form unions. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)




    Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP Photo)


    Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP Photo)




    A Young Syrian-Kurdish woman hides a participant with hay in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. (Photo by Benjamin Hiller/AFP Photo)


    A Young Syrian-Kurdish woman hides a participant with hay in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. (Photo by Benjamin Hiller/AFP Photo)




    A participant poses in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, August 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)


    A participant poses in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, August 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)




    Tadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the "Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger" carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo August 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)


    Tadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the "Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger" carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo August 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)




    A group of [Power of Ravana] Buddhist monks push through police barricades to march during a demonstration outside the UN office in Colombo on August 26, 2013, denouncing human rights chief Navi Pillay on the first full day of her visit to Sri Lanka. The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka on August 25, by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)


    A group of [Power of Ravana] Buddhist monks push through police barricades to march during a demonstration outside the UN office in Colombo on August 26, 2013, denouncing human rights chief Navi Pillay on the first full day of her visit to Sri Lanka. The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka on August 25, by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)




    A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province, August 21, 2013. Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, struck east China's Fujian Province on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said. Picture taken August 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province, August 21, 2013. Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, struck east China's Fujian Province on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said. Picture taken August 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Anna Schmiedlova, of Slovakia, returns a shot against Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Darron Cummings/AP Photo)


    Anna Schmiedlova, of Slovakia, returns a shot against Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Darron Cummings/AP Photo)




    Waura Indians wrestle during this year's 'quarup,' a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 25, 2013. This year the Waura tribe honoured their late cacique (chief) Atamai, who died in 2012, for his work creating the Xingu Park and his important contribution in facilitating communication between white Brazilians and Indians. Picture taken August 25, 2013. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)


    Waura Indians wrestle during this year's [quarup], a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 25, 2013. This year the Waura tribe honoured their late cacique (chief) Atamai, who died in 2012, for his work creating the Xingu Park and his important contribution in facilitating communication between white Brazilians and Indians. Picture taken August 25, 2013. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)




    Women in wedding gowns participate in a brides' race organized by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, China, on August 12, 2013. The Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seven Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar, is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. The festival falls on August 13 this year. (Photo by Reuters)


    Women in wedding gowns participate in a brides' race organized by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, China, on August 12, 2013. The Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seven Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar, is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. The festival falls on August 13 this year. (Photo by Reuters)




    An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, on August 13, 2013. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (Photo by Babu/Reuters)


    An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, on August 13, 2013. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (Photo by Babu/Reuters)




    The incident happened in Tongren City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on August 20, 2013. The woman, who's wrist was also cut, swayed and looked as if she was about to jump, before she was suddenly grabbed by the firefighter, who was wearing a rope harness. After a short tussle, he managed to throw himself onto a ventilation unit with the woman in his arms before the pair were bundled through an open window. The woman was reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. (Photos by Reuters/China Daily)


    The incident happened in Tongren City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on August 20, 2013. The woman, who's wrist was also cut, swayed and looked as if she was about to jump, before she was suddenly grabbed by the firefighter, who was wearing a rope harness. After a short tussle, he managed to throw himself onto a ventilation unit with the woman in his arms before the pair were bundled through an open window. The woman was reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. (Photos by Reuters/China Daily)




    A team of German surgeons led by Professor Karl Oldhafer, the chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg, have successfully removed two tumours from a liver with the aid of an iPad, on August 27, 2013. The [iSurgery], which is being referred to as one of the first surgeries of its kind. The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)


    A team of German surgeons led by Professor Karl Oldhafer, the chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg, have successfully removed two tumours from a liver with the aid of an iPad, on August 27, 2013. The [iSurgery], which is being referred to as one of the first surgeries of its kind. The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)




    A ferry in the shape of a duck is seen on the Huangpu River in front of the Pudong Financial area in Shanghai, August 26, 2013. The ferry was designed and remade by several Chinese artists, who claimed they were paying tribute to Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's creation [Rubber Duck]. The ferry will be on exhibition for a month as part of the Bund Art Project of 2013, local media reported. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


    A ferry in the shape of a duck is seen on the Huangpu River in front of the Pudong Financial area in Shanghai, August 26, 2013. The ferry was designed and remade by several Chinese artists, who claimed they were paying tribute to Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's creation [Rubber Duck]. The ferry will be on exhibition for a month as part of the Bund Art Project of 2013, local media reported. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)




    Schoolgirls dressed as Radha, the consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, look at a child dressed as Krishna during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad, India, on August 27, 2013. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


    Schoolgirls dressed as Radha, the consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, look at a child dressed as Krishna during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad, India, on August 27, 2013. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)




    Firefighters rescues woman at home that collapsed after explosion in Vila Brasilândia in the northern zone of São Paulo, on August 19, 2013. (Foto by Marcelo Alves/Techimage/Folhapress)


    Firefighters rescues woman at home that collapsed after explosion in Vila Brasilândia in the northern zone of São Paulo, on August 19, 2013. (Foto by Marcelo Alves/Techimage/Folhapress)




    Comedian Jeff Ross (C) and Viacom Entertainment Group President Doug Herzog attend The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)


    Comedian Jeff Ross (C) and Viacom Entertainment Group President Doug Herzog attend The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)




    A visitor looks at an artwork representing Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by Russian artist Konstantin Altunin during the [Leaders] exhibition in the cental St. Petersburg on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)


    A visitor looks at an artwork representing Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by Russian artist Konstantin Altunin during the [Leaders] exhibition in the cental St. Petersburg on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)




    Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (Photo by Ahmad Jamshid/AP Photo)


    Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (Photo by Ahmad Jamshid/AP Photo)




    Amazing display of Noctilucent clouds and Northern lights above Caithness, Scotland, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Guzelian)


    Amazing display of Noctilucent clouds and Northern lights above Caithness, Scotland, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Guzelian)




    Riot police holding shields covered with paint thrown by protesters guard a public office in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 29, 2013. Students marched in support of farmers who have been blockading highways for more than 10 days for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)


    Riot police holding shields covered with paint thrown by protesters guard a public office in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 29, 2013. Students marched in support of farmers who have been blockading highways for more than 10 days for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)




    A police officer kicks a protester as another, tries to protect him before his arrest during protests in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia, on August 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in support of farmers who have being blockading Colombian highways for a week for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/Associated Press)


    A police officer kicks a protester as another, tries to protect him before his arrest during protests in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia, on August 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in support of farmers who have being blockading Colombian highways for a week for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/Associated Press)




    People watch a man demonstrate his motorcycle skills inside the [well of death] at a fair set up on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, August 12, 2013. (Photo by B. K. Bangash/AP Photo)


    People watch a man demonstrate his motorcycle skills inside the [well of death] at a fair set up on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, August 12, 2013. (Photo by B. K. Bangash/AP Photo)




    Debora Agudo and her dance partner Martin Barbadori perform during the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)


    Debora Agudo and her dance partner Martin Barbadori perform during the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)




    Participants struggle during a greased pole climbing competition held during Independence Day celebrations at Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta, on August 17, 2013. Indonesia is celebrating its 68th anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)


    Participants struggle during a greased pole climbing competition held during Independence Day celebrations at Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta, on August 17, 2013. Indonesia is celebrating its 68th anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)




    Adan Sheikh Abdi Sheikh, sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range at Iskola Bulisiya Square in Mogadishu, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)


    Adan Sheikh Abdi Sheikh, sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range at Iskola Bulisiya Square in Mogadishu, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)




    A participant throws a ball towards a picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin with make-up during the Prague Pride Parade, where several thousand people marched through Prague's city center in support of gay rights, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)


    A participant throws a ball towards a picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin with make-up during the Prague Pride Parade, where several thousand people marched through Prague's city center in support of gay rights, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)




    Damaged pharaonic objects lie on the floor and in broken cases in the Malawi Antiquities Museum after it was ransacked and looted in Malawi, south of Minya, Egypt, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Roger Anis/El Shorouk Newspaper)


    Damaged pharaonic objects lie on the floor and in broken cases in the Malawi Antiquities Museum after it was ransacked and looted in Malawi, south of Minya, Egypt, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Roger Anis/El Shorouk Newspaper)




    A man runs up the [gostra], a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta, Malta, on August 25, 2013. In the traditional gostra, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top to try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)


    A man runs up the [gostra], a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta, Malta, on August 25, 2013. In the traditional gostra, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top to try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)




    A privately built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, is pictured on the rooftop of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, August 13, 2013. A resident in the building has spent more than six years to build a villa covering over 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) on top of a 26-storey building in Beijing, according to local media. Residents in the building complained about the villa, fearing its weight may cause structural collapse. The local bureau of city administration attempted to investigate the allegedly illegal construction, but the owner has not shown up so far, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


    A privately built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, is pictured on the rooftop of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, August 13, 2013. A resident in the building has spent more than six years to build a villa covering over 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) on top of a 26-storey building in Beijing, according to local media. Residents in the building complained about the villa, fearing its weight may cause structural collapse. The local bureau of city administration attempted to investigate the allegedly illegal construction, but the owner has not shown up so far, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




    An Israeli policeman drags an ultra-Orthodox man during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem August 12, 2013. An Israeli police spokesperson said some 21 ultra-Orthodox protesters were detained on Monday in the town during clashes with police after a group of them broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at the site they believe contains ancient graves. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)


    An Israeli policeman drags an ultra-Orthodox man during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem August 12, 2013. An Israeli police spokesperson said some 21 ultra-Orthodox protesters were detained on Monday in the town during clashes with police after a group of them broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at the site they believe contains ancient graves. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)




    Boys huddle in front of graffiti painted on a building near a local stadium as they wait for a rugby practice session in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 13, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


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The Week in Pictures: August 10 – August 30 2013. Part 1 (62 Photos)


An election poster calling for the legalisation of marijuana and featuring internet meme [Grumpy Cat] hangs outside the Pirate Party's campaign headquarters in Berlin on August 16, 2013. The Pirates, who to everyone's surprise were elected into Berlin's regional parliament in September 2011, are trying to capitalise on their recent electoral gains in upcoming parliamentary elections, running on a platform of transparency in government. Germany goes to the polls on September 22, 2013. Placard reads: [Hurry up, my dope is everything]. (Photo by John Macdougall/AFP Photo)


An election poster calling for the legalisation of marijuana and featuring internet meme [Grumpy Cat] hangs outside the Pirate Party's campaign headquarters in Berlin on August 16, 2013. The Pirates, who to everyone's surprise were elected into Berlin's regional parliament in September 2011, are trying to capitalise on their recent electoral gains in upcoming parliamentary elections, running on a platform of transparency in government. Germany goes to the polls on September 22, 2013. Placard reads: [Hurry up, my dope is everything]. (Photo by John Macdougall/AFP Photo)




A lorry carrying sand slided off the road for undetermined reasons and fell into the the river at the waterfront in Buenos Aires, on August 12, 2013 but without causing casualties whatsoever. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP Photo)


A lorry carrying sand slided off the road for undetermined reasons and fell into the the river at the waterfront in Buenos Aires, on August 12, 2013 but without causing casualties whatsoever. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP Photo)




A US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) fires the linear demolition charge system during a demonstration at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 14, 2013. A total of six ABVs, a highly mobile and heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle clearing system, were dispatched to South Korea in this year. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)


A US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) fires the linear demolition charge system during a demonstration at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 14, 2013. A total of six ABVs, a highly mobile and heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle clearing system, were dispatched to South Korea in this year. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)




A policeman kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Hussein Tallal/Associated Press)


A policeman kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Hussein Tallal/Associated Press)




Hundreds of little plastic foetuses are displayed on a square in Houten, August 12, 2013. The Dutch Christian organisation Schreeuw om Leven (Scream for Life) has set up the action to protest against the establishment of a Centre for Birth Control, Abortion and Sexuality Rotterdam (CASA) in Houten. (Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP Photo)


Hundreds of little plastic foetuses are displayed on a square in Houten, August 12, 2013. The Dutch Christian organisation Schreeuw om Leven (Scream for Life) has set up the action to protest against the establishment of a Centre for Birth Control, Abortion and Sexuality Rotterdam (CASA) in Houten. (Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP Photo)




Nicole Webb cries while waiting for her 9-year-old son, a student at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, on August 20, 2013. A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at the elementary school. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said all students at the school were accounted for and safe and that he is not aware of any injuries. (Photo by John Bazemore/Associated Press)


Nicole Webb cries while waiting for her 9-year-old son, a student at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, on August 20, 2013. A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at the elementary school. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said all students at the school were accounted for and safe and that he is not aware of any injuries. (Photo by John Bazemore/Associated Press)




Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l'oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings' residents. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


Steve Rolle paints the final element next to a trompe l'oeil depicting a woman and a squirrel at a window that are among features painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural in Berlin, on August 20, 2013. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the facades of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in cooperation with the buildings' residents. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)




Cars drive past the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings that are decorated with a 22,000 square meter mural. Citecreation has asked the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, as the world's largest mural on an inhabited building. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


Cars drive past the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings that are decorated with a 22,000 square meter mural. Citecreation has asked the Guinness Book of World Records to recognize the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, as the world's largest mural on an inhabited building. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)




A police officer saves the life of a suicidal woman by handcuffing himself to her and throwing away the key. The desperate woman had climbed to the top of a bill board on a concrete wall in Beijing, China, on August 14, 2013. But her plight quickly attracted the attention of bystanders and police arrived to try and talk her down. When one of the officers was talking to her, he decided the only way to make sure she did not jump was by handcuffing himself to the woman. As the woman hung from the ledge the officer put the metal cuff across his wrist and the connected it to the woman. And in a determined bid to make sure she realised he was serious about saving her, he then threw the key over the ledge so they could not be separated. Police then used a length of rope to pull the woman back onto the building as she dangled above a sheer drop to the concrete pavement held by just her wrist. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


A police officer saves the life of a suicidal woman by handcuffing himself to her and throwing away the key. The desperate woman had climbed to the top of a bill board on a concrete wall in Beijing, China, on August 14, 2013. But her plight quickly attracted the attention of bystanders and police arrived to try and talk her down. When one of the officers was talking to her, he decided the only way to make sure she did not jump was by handcuffing himself to the woman. As the woman hung from the ledge the officer put the metal cuff across his wrist and the connected it to the woman. And in a determined bid to make sure she realised he was serious about saving her, he then threw the key over the ledge so they could not be separated. Police then used a length of rope to pull the woman back onto the building as she dangled above a sheer drop to the concrete pavement held by just her wrist. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




Soldiers re-enact the battle of Tewkesbury during the 528th Battle of Bosworth anniversary celebration at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park in Market Bosworth, England, on August 18, 2013. The battle saw the death of Britain's King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA)


Soldiers re-enact the battle of Tewkesbury during the 528th Battle of Bosworth anniversary celebration at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park in Market Bosworth, England, on August 18, 2013. The battle saw the death of Britain's King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA)




A Hindu priest, face smeared with color and sacrificial blood, gestures as he performs rituals during the two day long Deodhani festival at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, on August 18, 2013. During this festival held to worship the serpent goddess, goats and pigeons are offered as sacrifice. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)


A Hindu priest, face smeared with color and sacrificial blood, gestures as he performs rituals during the two day long Deodhani festival at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, on August 18, 2013. During this festival held to worship the serpent goddess, goats and pigeons are offered as sacrifice. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)




Smoke rises after an eruption of Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan, on August 18, 2013. The eruption on Sunday of the 3665 ft. high volcano, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, sent up a 16,404 ft.plume, the highest in recorded history. It is also the volcano's 500th eruption this year, according to media reports citing the local meteorological observatory. (Photo by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)


Smoke rises after an eruption of Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Japan, on August 18, 2013. The eruption on Sunday of the 3665 ft. high volcano, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, sent up a 16,404 ft.plume, the highest in recorded history. It is also the volcano's 500th eruption this year, according to media reports citing the local meteorological observatory. (Photo by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)




Sarcophagi burn at a cremation site during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, on August 18, 2013. More than 60 corpses were collectively cremated to share the expense of the ceremony. Well known as Ngaben, cremation is one of the most important ceremonies for Balinese Hindus, as they believe it will free the spirit from the deceased body so it can reincarnate. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)


Sarcophagi burn at a cremation site during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, on August 18, 2013. More than 60 corpses were collectively cremated to share the expense of the ceremony. Well known as Ngaben, cremation is one of the most important ceremonies for Balinese Hindus, as they believe it will free the spirit from the deceased body so it can reincarnate. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)




Masked protesters stand near police guarding a public building during a rally in Bogota, Colombia, on August 29, 2013. Students are protesting in support of farmers who demand lower fertilizer prices, complain of being undercut by cheap imports from near and far of products including potatoes, onions and milk, and say their sector is being hurt by free trade and other agreements promoted by the government. (Photo by Carlos Julio Martinez/Associated Press)


Masked protesters stand near police guarding a public building during a rally in Bogota, Colombia, on August 29, 2013. Students are protesting in support of farmers who demand lower fertilizer prices, complain of being undercut by cheap imports from near and far of products including potatoes, onions and milk, and say their sector is being hurt by free trade and other agreements promoted by the government. (Photo by Carlos Julio Martinez/Associated Press)




A man eats in a Burger King restaurant while demonstrators gather outside in Boston, Massachusetts August 29, 2013, part of a nation-wide fast food workers strike asking for $15 per hour wages and the right to form unions. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)


A man eats in a Burger King restaurant while demonstrators gather outside in Boston, Massachusetts August 29, 2013, part of a nation-wide fast food workers strike asking for $15 per hour wages and the right to form unions. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)




Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP Photo)


Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP Photo)




A Young Syrian-Kurdish woman hides a participant with hay in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. (Photo by Benjamin Hiller/AFP Photo)


A Young Syrian-Kurdish woman hides a participant with hay in a training session organized by the Kurdish Women's Defense Units (YPJ) on August 28, 2013, in the northern Syrian border village of al Qamishli, to prepare them to defend their villages if they come under attack. (Photo by Benjamin Hiller/AFP Photo)




A participant poses in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, August 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)


A participant poses in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, August 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)




Tadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the "Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger" carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo August 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)


Tadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the "Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger" carries a woman's shopping cart at the station in Tokyo August 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)




A group of [Power of Ravana] Buddhist monks push through police barricades to march during a demonstration outside the UN office in Colombo on August 26, 2013, denouncing human rights chief Navi Pillay on the first full day of her visit to Sri Lanka. The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka on August 25, by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)


A group of [Power of Ravana] Buddhist monks push through police barricades to march during a demonstration outside the UN office in Colombo on August 26, 2013, denouncing human rights chief Navi Pillay on the first full day of her visit to Sri Lanka. The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka on August 25, by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo. (Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP Photo)




A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province, August 21, 2013. Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, struck east China's Fujian Province on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said. Picture taken August 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province, August 21, 2013. Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, struck east China's Fujian Province on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said. Picture taken August 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Anna Schmiedlova, of Slovakia, returns a shot against Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Darron Cummings/AP Photo)


Anna Schmiedlova, of Slovakia, returns a shot against Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, August 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Darron Cummings/AP Photo)




Waura Indians wrestle during this year's 'quarup,' a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 25, 2013. This year the Waura tribe honoured their late cacique (chief) Atamai, who died in 2012, for his work creating the Xingu Park and his important contribution in facilitating communication between white Brazilians and Indians. Picture taken August 25, 2013. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)


Waura Indians wrestle during this year's [quarup], a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 25, 2013. This year the Waura tribe honoured their late cacique (chief) Atamai, who died in 2012, for his work creating the Xingu Park and his important contribution in facilitating communication between white Brazilians and Indians. Picture taken August 25, 2013. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)




Women in wedding gowns participate in a brides' race organized by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, China, on August 12, 2013. The Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seven Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar, is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. The festival falls on August 13 this year. (Photo by Reuters)


Women in wedding gowns participate in a brides' race organized by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, China, on August 12, 2013. The Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seven Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar, is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. The festival falls on August 13 this year. (Photo by Reuters)




An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, on August 13, 2013. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (Photo by Babu/Reuters)


An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, on August 13, 2013. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. (Photo by Babu/Reuters)




The incident happened in Tongren City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on August 20, 2013. The woman, who's wrist was also cut, swayed and looked as if she was about to jump, before she was suddenly grabbed by the firefighter, who was wearing a rope harness. After a short tussle, he managed to throw himself onto a ventilation unit with the woman in his arms before the pair were bundled through an open window. The woman was reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. (Photos by Reuters/China Daily)


The incident happened in Tongren City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, on August 20, 2013. The woman, who's wrist was also cut, swayed and looked as if she was about to jump, before she was suddenly grabbed by the firefighter, who was wearing a rope harness. After a short tussle, he managed to throw himself onto a ventilation unit with the woman in his arms before the pair were bundled through an open window. The woman was reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. (Photos by Reuters/China Daily)




A team of German surgeons led by Professor Karl Oldhafer, the chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg, have successfully removed two tumours from a liver with the aid of an iPad, on August 27, 2013. The [iSurgery], which is being referred to as one of the first surgeries of its kind. The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)


A team of German surgeons led by Professor Karl Oldhafer, the chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg, have successfully removed two tumours from a liver with the aid of an iPad, on August 27, 2013. The [iSurgery], which is being referred to as one of the first surgeries of its kind. The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)




A ferry in the shape of a duck is seen on the Huangpu River in front of the Pudong Financial area in Shanghai, August 26, 2013. The ferry was designed and remade by several Chinese artists, who claimed they were paying tribute to Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's creation [Rubber Duck]. The ferry will be on exhibition for a month as part of the Bund Art Project of 2013, local media reported. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


A ferry in the shape of a duck is seen on the Huangpu River in front of the Pudong Financial area in Shanghai, August 26, 2013. The ferry was designed and remade by several Chinese artists, who claimed they were paying tribute to Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's creation [Rubber Duck]. The ferry will be on exhibition for a month as part of the Bund Art Project of 2013, local media reported. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)




Schoolgirls dressed as Radha, the consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, look at a child dressed as Krishna during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad, India, on August 27, 2013. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


Schoolgirls dressed as Radha, the consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, look at a child dressed as Krishna during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad, India, on August 27, 2013. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)




Firefighters rescues woman at home that collapsed after explosion in Vila Brasilândia in the northern zone of São Paulo, on August 19, 2013. (Foto by Marcelo Alves/Techimage/Folhapress)


Firefighters rescues woman at home that collapsed after explosion in Vila Brasilândia in the northern zone of São Paulo, on August 19, 2013. (Foto by Marcelo Alves/Techimage/Folhapress)




Comedian Jeff Ross (C) and Viacom Entertainment Group President Doug Herzog attend The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)


Comedian Jeff Ross (C) and Viacom Entertainment Group President Doug Herzog attend The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. The Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco will air on September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)




A visitor looks at an artwork representing Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by Russian artist Konstantin Altunin during the [Leaders] exhibition in the cental St. Petersburg on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)


A visitor looks at an artwork representing Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev by Russian artist Konstantin Altunin during the [Leaders] exhibition in the cental St. Petersburg on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)




Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (Photo by Ahmad Jamshid/AP Photo)


Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. (Photo by Ahmad Jamshid/AP Photo)




Amazing display of Noctilucent clouds and Northern lights above Caithness, Scotland, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Guzelian)


Amazing display of Noctilucent clouds and Northern lights above Caithness, Scotland, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Guzelian)




Riot police holding shields covered with paint thrown by protesters guard a public office in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 29, 2013. Students marched in support of farmers who have been blockading highways for more than 10 days for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)


Riot police holding shields covered with paint thrown by protesters guard a public office in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 29, 2013. Students marched in support of farmers who have been blockading highways for more than 10 days for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)




A police officer kicks a protester as another, tries to protect him before his arrest during protests in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia, on August 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in support of farmers who have being blockading Colombian highways for a week for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/Associated Press)


A police officer kicks a protester as another, tries to protect him before his arrest during protests in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia, on August 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in support of farmers who have being blockading Colombian highways for a week for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/Associated Press)




People watch a man demonstrate his motorcycle skills inside the [well of death] at a fair set up on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, August 12, 2013. (Photo by B. K. Bangash/AP Photo)


People watch a man demonstrate his motorcycle skills inside the [well of death] at a fair set up on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, August 12, 2013. (Photo by B. K. Bangash/AP Photo)




Debora Agudo and her dance partner Martin Barbadori perform during the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)


Debora Agudo and her dance partner Martin Barbadori perform during the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 21, 2013. (Photo by Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)




Participants struggle during a greased pole climbing competition held during Independence Day celebrations at Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta, on August 17, 2013. Indonesia is celebrating its 68th anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)


Participants struggle during a greased pole climbing competition held during Independence Day celebrations at Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta, on August 17, 2013. Indonesia is celebrating its 68th anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)




Adan Sheikh Abdi Sheikh, sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range at Iskola Bulisiya Square in Mogadishu, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)


Adan Sheikh Abdi Sheikh, sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range at Iskola Bulisiya Square in Mogadishu, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)




A participant throws a ball towards a picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin with make-up during the Prague Pride Parade, where several thousand people marched through Prague's city center in support of gay rights, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)


A participant throws a ball towards a picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin with make-up during the Prague Pride Parade, where several thousand people marched through Prague's city center in support of gay rights, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)




Damaged pharaonic objects lie on the floor and in broken cases in the Malawi Antiquities Museum after it was ransacked and looted in Malawi, south of Minya, Egypt, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Roger Anis/El Shorouk Newspaper)


Damaged pharaonic objects lie on the floor and in broken cases in the Malawi Antiquities Museum after it was ransacked and looted in Malawi, south of Minya, Egypt, on August 17, 2013. (Photo by Roger Anis/El Shorouk Newspaper)




A man runs up the [gostra], a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta, Malta, on August 25, 2013. In the traditional gostra, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top to try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)


A man runs up the [gostra], a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta, Malta, on August 25, 2013. In the traditional gostra, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top to try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)




A privately built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, is pictured on the rooftop of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, August 13, 2013. A resident in the building has spent more than six years to build a villa covering over 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) on top of a 26-storey building in Beijing, according to local media. Residents in the building complained about the villa, fearing its weight may cause structural collapse. The local bureau of city administration attempted to investigate the allegedly illegal construction, but the owner has not shown up so far, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


A privately built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, is pictured on the rooftop of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, August 13, 2013. A resident in the building has spent more than six years to build a villa covering over 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) on top of a 26-storey building in Beijing, according to local media. Residents in the building complained about the villa, fearing its weight may cause structural collapse. The local bureau of city administration attempted to investigate the allegedly illegal construction, but the owner has not shown up so far, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




An Israeli policeman drags an ultra-Orthodox man during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem August 12, 2013. An Israeli police spokesperson said some 21 ultra-Orthodox protesters were detained on Monday in the town during clashes with police after a group of them broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at the site they believe contains ancient graves. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)


An Israeli policeman drags an ultra-Orthodox man during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem August 12, 2013. An Israeli police spokesperson said some 21 ultra-Orthodox protesters were detained on Monday in the town during clashes with police after a group of them broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at the site they believe contains ancient graves. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)




Boys huddle in front of graffiti painted on a building near a local stadium as they wait for a rugby practice session in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 13, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


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