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    Residents wade in waist-deep floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Paranaque city, metro Manila August 20, 2013. Heavy rains continue to batter the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, causing government offices, schools and some businesses to suspend work, and sending residents to flee their homes. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)


    Residents wade in waist-deep floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Paranaque city, metro Manila August 20, 2013. Heavy rains continue to batter the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, causing government offices, schools and some businesses to suspend work, and sending residents to flee their homes. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)




    Brian Shaw of USA competes at the Deadlift for Max event during the World's Strongest Man competition at Yalong Bay Cultural Square on August 24, 2013 in Hainan Island, China. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)


    Brian Shaw of USA competes at the Deadlift for Max event during the World's Strongest Man competition at Yalong Bay Cultural Square on August 24, 2013 in Hainan Island, China. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)




    The streets of Katmandu in Nepal were ablaze with colour today as people took to the streets for an LGBT pride parade, on August 21, 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. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)


    The streets of Katmandu in Nepal were ablaze with colour today as people took to the streets for an LGBT pride parade, on August 21, 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. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)




    Taku Takeuchi of Japan lands his jump in the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Mens Large Hill Individual Final on August 15, 2013 in Courchevel, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


    Taku Takeuchi of Japan lands his jump in the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Mens Large Hill Individual Final on August 15, 2013 in Courchevel, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)




    A damselfly is captured landing on a lizard's head by photographer Monica Anantyowati, in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia, on August 12, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


    A damselfly is captured landing on a lizard's head by photographer Monica Anantyowati, in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia, on August 12, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




    Japanese festival-goer runs to catch a flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


    Japanese festival-goer runs to catch a flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)




    Director Randal Kleiser attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening Of [Grease] on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


    Director Randal Kleiser attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening Of [Grease] on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)




    Lily Collins arrives for the [The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones] (Chroniken der Unterwelt) Germany premiere at Sony Centre on August 20, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Constantin Film)


    Lily Collins arrives for the [The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones] (Chroniken der Unterwelt) Germany premiere at Sony Centre on August 20, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Constantin Film)




    (L-R) Actors Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Jordanna Brewster during the ceremony honoring actor Vin Diesel on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


    (L-R) Actors Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Jordanna Brewster during the ceremony honoring actor Vin Diesel on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)




    A warbler is released from the ringing hut after being recorded on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirnundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


    A warbler is released from the ringing hut after being recorded on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirnundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




    Young seal swimming at the Seehundstation Norddeich on August 14, 2013 in Germany. The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival. Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. (Photo by David Hecker/Getty Images)


    Young seal swimming at the Seehundstation Norddeich on August 14, 2013 in Germany. The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival. Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. (Photo by David Hecker/Getty Images)




    Jamie Harris from Scotland drinks a beer before getting treated for his injured foot at the Bandon International clinic on August 21, 2013 in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


    Jamie Harris from Scotland drinks a beer before getting treated for his injured foot at the Bandon International clinic on August 21, 2013 in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




    A toy seller rides on [sea of sands] as Indonesian muslims people perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)


    A toy seller rides on [sea of sands] as Indonesian muslims people perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)




    Women shop for headbands as they arrive for the full moon party on August 21, 2013 on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


    Women shop for headbands as they arrive for the full moon party on August 21, 2013 on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




    An exhibitor prepares a miniature steam engine to show at the Cornish Steam and Country Fair at the Stithians Showground on August 16, 2013 near Penryn, England. The annual show, now in 58th year, is one of Cornwall's largest outdoor events and is one of the UK's most popular and respected steam rallies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


    An exhibitor prepares a miniature steam engine to show at the Cornish Steam and Country Fair at the Stithians Showground on August 16, 2013 near Penryn, England. The annual show, now in 58th year, is one of Cornwall's largest outdoor events and is one of the UK's most popular and respected steam rallies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)




    Dancers warm up before competing at the Cowal Highland Gathering on August 30, 2013 in Dunoon, Scotland. First held in 1894, the Cowal Games are held over three and are one of the largest in the world attracting competitors from Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


    Dancers warm up before competing at the Cowal Highland Gathering on August 30, 2013 in Dunoon, Scotland. First held in 1894, the Cowal Games are held over three and are one of the largest in the world attracting competitors from Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)




    Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


    Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)




    (L-R) Coco Rocha, Ciara, Nina Agdal, Katrina Bowden and Selita Ebanks attend the bebe celebration of the launch of their Fall 2013 #be9to5 campaign at Provocateur on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for bebe)


    (L-R) Coco Rocha, Ciara, Nina Agdal, Katrina Bowden and Selita Ebanks attend the bebe celebration of the launch of their Fall 2013 #be9to5 campaign at Provocateur on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for bebe)




    A female Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) – one of a group of geckos native to Madagascar and part of the private collection of Irondequoit, NY resident and Reef Shoppe owner Thomas Wood – is pictured in Rochester, NY August 1, 2013. The geckos are among some of the species studied by Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology at University of Rochester, for a recent paper describing slowdown in the rate at which species form on Madagascar. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster/Reuters/University of Rochester)


    A female Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) – one of a group of geckos native to Madagascar and part of the private collection of Irondequoit, NY resident and Reef Shoppe owner Thomas Wood – is pictured in Rochester, NY August 1, 2013. The geckos are among some of the species studied by Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology at University of Rochester, for a recent paper describing slowdown in the rate at which species form on Madagascar. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster/Reuters/University of Rochester)




    Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women's final tennis match of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 11, 2013. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)


    Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women's final tennis match of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 11, 2013. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)




    A cloud partially covers the tip of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise from La Atunara port before Spanish fishermen sail in their fishing boats with their relatives to take part in a protest at an area of the sea where an artificial reef was built by Gibraltar using concrete blocks, in Algeciras bay, La Linea de la Concepcion in southern Spain August 18, 2013. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas territory. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)


    A cloud partially covers the tip of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise from La Atunara port before Spanish fishermen sail in their fishing boats with their relatives to take part in a protest at an area of the sea where an artificial reef was built by Gibraltar using concrete blocks, in Algeciras bay, La Linea de la Concepcion in southern Spain August 18, 2013. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas territory. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)




    A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin August 3, 2013. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters)


    A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin August 3, 2013. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters)




    A member of Christopher Robbins' team sticks her tongue out as she takes part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


    A member of Christopher Robbins' team sticks her tongue out as she takes part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




    Members of Ghost of a Dream go into the sea after taking part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


    Members of Ghost of a Dream go into the sea after taking part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




    A dog looks out from a baby stroller while its owner buys vegetables in a market in Beijing August 9, 2013. China's consumer inflation steadied in July although factory-gate deflation persisted for a 17th month, official data showed on Friday, pointing to monetary policy on hold as Beijing tries to arrest a slowdown that has run for more than two years. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)


    A dog looks out from a baby stroller while its owner buys vegetables in a market in Beijing August 9, 2013. China's consumer inflation steadied in July although factory-gate deflation persisted for a 17th month, official data showed on Friday, pointing to monetary policy on hold as Beijing tries to arrest a slowdown that has run for more than two years. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)




    Street musicians, with a horse and panda masks, play the saxophone and drums as they perform in the financial center in Sao Paulo's Avenida Paulista August 9, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)


    Street musicians, with a horse and panda masks, play the saxophone and drums as they perform in the financial center in Sao Paulo's Avenida Paulista August 9, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)




    A competitor crawls through mud water during a Fighters' Run competition in Zanka, 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest, August 10, 2013. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)


    A competitor crawls through mud water during a Fighters' Run competition in Zanka, 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest, August 10, 2013. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)




    A participant dressed as a gingerbread man races at the annual [City 2 Surf Fun Run] in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 entered the race that covered 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, raising funds for charity. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


    A participant dressed as a gingerbread man races at the annual [City 2 Surf Fun Run] in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 entered the race that covered 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, raising funds for charity. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




    A man dressed as Ironman attend the annual [City2Surf] fun run in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 participants entered the race that covers 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, and supports several charities around the country. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


    A man dressed as Ironman attend the annual [City2Surf] fun run in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 participants entered the race that covers 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, and supports several charities around the country. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




    A young woman reacts as Mark attempts to put his pet, a seven-year-old Boa Constrictor snake named Gator, around her neck in Vancouver, British Columbia August 13, 2013. Reluctant at first the woman eventually agreed so friends could take a picture. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


    A young woman reacts as Mark attempts to put his pet, a seven-year-old Boa Constrictor snake named Gator, around her neck in Vancouver, British Columbia August 13, 2013. Reluctant at first the woman eventually agreed so friends could take a picture. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




    A monkey faces a man as it is photographed at Landport Tunnel in downtown Gibraltar, south of Spain August 12, 2013. Britain warned Spain on Monday it might take legal action to try to force Madrid to abandon tighter controls at the border with the contested British overseas territory of Gibraltar in what it called an [unprecedented] step against a European ally. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)


    A monkey faces a man as it is photographed at Landport Tunnel in downtown Gibraltar, south of Spain August 12, 2013. Britain warned Spain on Monday it might take legal action to try to force Madrid to abandon tighter controls at the border with the contested British overseas territory of Gibraltar in what it called an [unprecedented] step against a European ally. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)




    A man flies his model plane during an airshow for radio-controlled airplanes at Lesce airport, August 15, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)


    A man flies his model plane during an airshow for radio-controlled airplanes at Lesce airport, August 15, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)




    Diving instructors play mahjong in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Hunan province August 9, 2013. According to local media, the trainers re-invented the game of mahjong by playing it under water in a 5.5-metre-deep pool to escape from the summer heat, and since then more than 10 divers have been playing the game. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Diving instructors play mahjong in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Hunan province August 9, 2013. According to local media, the trainers re-invented the game of mahjong by playing it under water in a 5.5-metre-deep pool to escape from the summer heat, and since then more than 10 divers have been playing the game. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    A boy takes a picture with a Soviet-made film camera of an art installation on a bank of the Yenisei River in the village of Ovsyanka, some 24km (15 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    A boy takes a picture with a Soviet-made film camera of an art installation on a bank of the Yenisei River in the village of Ovsyanka, some 24km (15 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    Participants slide down a concrete embankment at the International Fountain, after a Guinness World Records attempt at the largest water balloon fight held in Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters)


    Participants slide down a concrete embankment at the International Fountain, after a Guinness World Records attempt at the largest water balloon fight held in Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters)




    A 1975 Lincoln Towne Coupe customized with a horse and rider is displayed during the Concours d'Lemons in Seaside, California, August 17, 2013. The event, which highlights the [oddballs] of the automotive world, is held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Automotive Week which includes the Concours d'Elegance. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)


    A 1975 Lincoln Towne Coupe customized with a horse and rider is displayed during the Concours d'Lemons in Seaside, California, August 17, 2013. The event, which highlights the [oddballs] of the automotive world, is held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Automotive Week which includes the Concours d'Elegance. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)




    A woman plays with her dog during a demonstration against animal abuse in San Jose August 18, 2013. Thousands of people took part in a protest to demand that the parliament approve a law to criminalize animal abuse, according to local media. (Photo by Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)


    A woman plays with her dog during a demonstration against animal abuse in San Jose August 18, 2013. Thousands of people took part in a protest to demand that the parliament approve a law to criminalize animal abuse, according to local media. (Photo by Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)




    A participant prepares for his jump off a bridge into the Soca river during a traditional jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, August 18, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)


    A participant prepares for his jump off a bridge into the Soca river during a traditional jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, August 18, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)




    A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)


    A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)




    A Syrian boy living in Egypt rides his bicycle on a street in Cairo August 21, 2013. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)


    A Syrian boy living in Egypt rides his bicycle on a street in Cairo August 21, 2013. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)




    Residents use a mosquito net to catch fish along a flooded alley in a residential district in Bacoor, Cavite near Manila, August 20, 2013. Monsoon rains reinforced by a tropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


    Residents use a mosquito net to catch fish along a flooded alley in a residential district in Bacoor, Cavite near Manila, August 20, 2013. Monsoon rains reinforced by a tropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




    A privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen August 22, 2013. A police spokesman said that the elaborate temple-like structure is built illegally on the roof. The temple on top of the building in Shenzhen's Nanshan district is believed to have been there for at least three years, local media reported. The temple and the inaccessible rooftop had caused concerns over safety issues among some residents. But despite complaints from neighbours, the temple only came into the spotlight after a wealthy physician in Beijing was given 15 days to tear down his illegal villa and garden built atop a 26-storey apartment block on August 12. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)


    A privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen August 22, 2013. A police spokesman said that the elaborate temple-like structure is built illegally on the roof. The temple on top of the building in Shenzhen's Nanshan district is believed to have been there for at least three years, local media reported. The temple and the inaccessible rooftop had caused concerns over safety issues among some residents. But despite complaints from neighbours, the temple only came into the spotlight after a wealthy physician in Beijing was given 15 days to tear down his illegal villa and garden built atop a 26-storey apartment block on August 12. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)




    People react as racing crabs are released for a race at a pub called the [Friend in Hand] in central Sydney August 21, 2013. Crab Racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner. The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


    People react as racing crabs are released for a race at a pub called the [Friend in Hand] in central Sydney August 21, 2013. Crab Racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner. The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




    A devotee smokes a cigarette as he swims during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana August 23, 2013. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieves the animal first wins. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


    A devotee smokes a cigarette as he swims during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana August 23, 2013. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieves the animal first wins. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




    Participants run as they carry their sheep during a [Running with Sheep] race in Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 22, 2013. The event is part of a harvest celebration activity which also includes a sheep beauty contest and a sheep slaughter. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    Participants run as they carry their sheep during a [Running with Sheep] race in Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 22, 2013. The event is part of a harvest celebration activity which also includes a sheep beauty contest and a sheep slaughter. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    Promoters skate past an Airbus A380 plane on display at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 27, 2013. The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


    Promoters skate past an Airbus A380 plane on display at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 27, 2013. The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




    Three participants have their photograph taken after running in the Great Bull Run in Petersburg, Virginia August 24, 2013. The quarter-mile event, shorter than the historical event held in Pamplona, Spain, was held on a local drag racing track. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)


    Three participants have their photograph taken after running in the Great Bull Run in Petersburg, Virginia August 24, 2013. The quarter-mile event, shorter than the historical event held in Pamplona, Spain, was held on a local drag racing track. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)




    Two women pose as they drink real ale at the Great British Beer Festival in the Olympia exhibition centre on August 13, 2013 in London, England. The festival, which runs until August 17, 2013, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


    Two women pose as they drink real ale at the Great British Beer Festival in the Olympia exhibition centre on August 13, 2013 in London, England. The festival, which runs until August 17, 2013, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)





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Postpics: August 2013


Residents wade in waist-deep floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Paranaque city, metro Manila August 20, 2013. Heavy rains continue to batter the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, causing government offices, schools and some businesses to suspend work, and sending residents to flee their homes. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)


Residents wade in waist-deep floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Paranaque city, metro Manila August 20, 2013. Heavy rains continue to batter the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, causing government offices, schools and some businesses to suspend work, and sending residents to flee their homes. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)




Brian Shaw of USA competes at the Deadlift for Max event during the World's Strongest Man competition at Yalong Bay Cultural Square on August 24, 2013 in Hainan Island, China. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)


Brian Shaw of USA competes at the Deadlift for Max event during the World's Strongest Man competition at Yalong Bay Cultural Square on August 24, 2013 in Hainan Island, China. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)




The streets of Katmandu in Nepal were ablaze with colour today as people took to the streets for an LGBT pride parade, on August 21, 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. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)


The streets of Katmandu in Nepal were ablaze with colour today as people took to the streets for an LGBT pride parade, on August 21, 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. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)




Taku Takeuchi of Japan lands his jump in the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Mens Large Hill Individual Final on August 15, 2013 in Courchevel, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Taku Takeuchi of Japan lands his jump in the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix Mens Large Hill Individual Final on August 15, 2013 in Courchevel, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)




A damselfly is captured landing on a lizard's head by photographer Monica Anantyowati, in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia, on August 12, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


A damselfly is captured landing on a lizard's head by photographer Monica Anantyowati, in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia, on August 12, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




Japanese festival-goer runs to catch a flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


Japanese festival-goer runs to catch a flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)




Director Randal Kleiser attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening Of [Grease] on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


Director Randal Kleiser attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening Of [Grease] on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)




Lily Collins arrives for the [The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones] (Chroniken der Unterwelt) Germany premiere at Sony Centre on August 20, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Constantin Film)


Lily Collins arrives for the [The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones] (Chroniken der Unterwelt) Germany premiere at Sony Centre on August 20, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Constantin Film)




(L-R) Actors Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Jordanna Brewster during the ceremony honoring actor Vin Diesel on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


(L-R) Actors Katee Sackhoff, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Jordanna Brewster during the ceremony honoring actor Vin Diesel on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)




A warbler is released from the ringing hut after being recorded on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirnundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


A warbler is released from the ringing hut after being recorded on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirnundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




Young seal swimming at the Seehundstation Norddeich on August 14, 2013 in Germany. The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival. Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. (Photo by David Hecker/Getty Images)


Young seal swimming at the Seehundstation Norddeich on August 14, 2013 in Germany. The Seehundstation Norddeich is a facility for raising young seals who were separated from their mothers due to storms, disease or human disturbance and who would otherwise have little chance of survival. Volunteers collect about 90 young seals a year from the North Sea German coast and care for the pups until they weigh about 25 kg before releasing them back into the wild. Sponsors pay for the costs of caring for the seals and get to name them. (Photo by David Hecker/Getty Images)




Jamie Harris from Scotland drinks a beer before getting treated for his injured foot at the Bandon International clinic on August 21, 2013 in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


Jamie Harris from Scotland drinks a beer before getting treated for his injured foot at the Bandon International clinic on August 21, 2013 in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




A toy seller rides on [sea of sands] as Indonesian muslims people perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)


A toy seller rides on [sea of sands] as Indonesian muslims people perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)




Women shop for headbands as they arrive for the full moon party on August 21, 2013 on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


Women shop for headbands as they arrive for the full moon party on August 21, 2013 on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach enjoying the cheap liquor, drugs engaging in an all night affair. The full moon party started in late 1988 and has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for young backpackers in love with the all night beach party. It is also a huge money making venture for locals both on Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)




An exhibitor prepares a miniature steam engine to show at the Cornish Steam and Country Fair at the Stithians Showground on August 16, 2013 near Penryn, England. The annual show, now in 58th year, is one of Cornwall's largest outdoor events and is one of the UK's most popular and respected steam rallies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


An exhibitor prepares a miniature steam engine to show at the Cornish Steam and Country Fair at the Stithians Showground on August 16, 2013 near Penryn, England. The annual show, now in 58th year, is one of Cornwall's largest outdoor events and is one of the UK's most popular and respected steam rallies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)




Dancers warm up before competing at the Cowal Highland Gathering on August 30, 2013 in Dunoon, Scotland. First held in 1894, the Cowal Games are held over three and are one of the largest in the world attracting competitors from Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


Dancers warm up before competing at the Cowal Highland Gathering on August 30, 2013 in Dunoon, Scotland. First held in 1894, the Cowal Games are held over three and are one of the largest in the world attracting competitors from Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)




Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)




(L-R) Coco Rocha, Ciara, Nina Agdal, Katrina Bowden and Selita Ebanks attend the bebe celebration of the launch of their Fall 2013 #be9to5 campaign at Provocateur on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for bebe)


(L-R) Coco Rocha, Ciara, Nina Agdal, Katrina Bowden and Selita Ebanks attend the bebe celebration of the launch of their Fall 2013 #be9to5 campaign at Provocateur on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for bebe)




A female Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) – one of a group of geckos native to Madagascar and part of the private collection of Irondequoit, NY resident and Reef Shoppe owner Thomas Wood – is pictured in Rochester, NY August 1, 2013. The geckos are among some of the species studied by Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology at University of Rochester, for a recent paper describing slowdown in the rate at which species form on Madagascar. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster/Reuters/University of Rochester)


A female Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) – one of a group of geckos native to Madagascar and part of the private collection of Irondequoit, NY resident and Reef Shoppe owner Thomas Wood – is pictured in Rochester, NY August 1, 2013. The geckos are among some of the species studied by Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology at University of Rochester, for a recent paper describing slowdown in the rate at which species form on Madagascar. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster/Reuters/University of Rochester)




Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women's final tennis match of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 11, 2013. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)


Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women's final tennis match of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 11, 2013. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)




A cloud partially covers the tip of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise from La Atunara port before Spanish fishermen sail in their fishing boats with their relatives to take part in a protest at an area of the sea where an artificial reef was built by Gibraltar using concrete blocks, in Algeciras bay, La Linea de la Concepcion in southern Spain August 18, 2013. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas territory. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)


A cloud partially covers the tip of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise from La Atunara port before Spanish fishermen sail in their fishing boats with their relatives to take part in a protest at an area of the sea where an artificial reef was built by Gibraltar using concrete blocks, in Algeciras bay, La Linea de la Concepcion in southern Spain August 18, 2013. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas territory. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)




A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin August 3, 2013. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters)


A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin August 3, 2013. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters)




A member of Christopher Robbins' team sticks her tongue out as she takes part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


A member of Christopher Robbins' team sticks her tongue out as she takes part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




Members of Ghost of a Dream go into the sea after taking part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


Members of Ghost of a Dream go into the sea after taking part in the second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition in Rockaway, New York, August 9, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




A dog looks out from a baby stroller while its owner buys vegetables in a market in Beijing August 9, 2013. China's consumer inflation steadied in July although factory-gate deflation persisted for a 17th month, official data showed on Friday, pointing to monetary policy on hold as Beijing tries to arrest a slowdown that has run for more than two years. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)


A dog looks out from a baby stroller while its owner buys vegetables in a market in Beijing August 9, 2013. China's consumer inflation steadied in July although factory-gate deflation persisted for a 17th month, official data showed on Friday, pointing to monetary policy on hold as Beijing tries to arrest a slowdown that has run for more than two years. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)




Street musicians, with a horse and panda masks, play the saxophone and drums as they perform in the financial center in Sao Paulo's Avenida Paulista August 9, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)


Street musicians, with a horse and panda masks, play the saxophone and drums as they perform in the financial center in Sao Paulo's Avenida Paulista August 9, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)




A competitor crawls through mud water during a Fighters' Run competition in Zanka, 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest, August 10, 2013. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)


A competitor crawls through mud water during a Fighters' Run competition in Zanka, 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest, August 10, 2013. (Photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters)




A participant dressed as a gingerbread man races at the annual [City 2 Surf Fun Run] in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 entered the race that covered 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, raising funds for charity. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


A participant dressed as a gingerbread man races at the annual [City 2 Surf Fun Run] in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 entered the race that covered 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, raising funds for charity. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




A man dressed as Ironman attend the annual [City2Surf] fun run in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 participants entered the race that covers 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, and supports several charities around the country. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


A man dressed as Ironman attend the annual [City2Surf] fun run in central Sydney August 11, 2013. According to organizers, more than 85,000 participants entered the race that covers 14 km (8.7 miles) from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach, and supports several charities around the country. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




A young woman reacts as Mark attempts to put his pet, a seven-year-old Boa Constrictor snake named Gator, around her neck in Vancouver, British Columbia August 13, 2013. Reluctant at first the woman eventually agreed so friends could take a picture. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


A young woman reacts as Mark attempts to put his pet, a seven-year-old Boa Constrictor snake named Gator, around her neck in Vancouver, British Columbia August 13, 2013. Reluctant at first the woman eventually agreed so friends could take a picture. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




A monkey faces a man as it is photographed at Landport Tunnel in downtown Gibraltar, south of Spain August 12, 2013. Britain warned Spain on Monday it might take legal action to try to force Madrid to abandon tighter controls at the border with the contested British overseas territory of Gibraltar in what it called an [unprecedented] step against a European ally. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)


A monkey faces a man as it is photographed at Landport Tunnel in downtown Gibraltar, south of Spain August 12, 2013. Britain warned Spain on Monday it might take legal action to try to force Madrid to abandon tighter controls at the border with the contested British overseas territory of Gibraltar in what it called an [unprecedented] step against a European ally. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)




A man flies his model plane during an airshow for radio-controlled airplanes at Lesce airport, August 15, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)


A man flies his model plane during an airshow for radio-controlled airplanes at Lesce airport, August 15, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)




Diving instructors play mahjong in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Hunan province August 9, 2013. According to local media, the trainers re-invented the game of mahjong by playing it under water in a 5.5-metre-deep pool to escape from the summer heat, and since then more than 10 divers have been playing the game. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Diving instructors play mahjong in a swimming pool in Xiangtan, Hunan province August 9, 2013. According to local media, the trainers re-invented the game of mahjong by playing it under water in a 5.5-metre-deep pool to escape from the summer heat, and since then more than 10 divers have been playing the game. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




A boy takes a picture with a Soviet-made film camera of an art installation on a bank of the Yenisei River in the village of Ovsyanka, some 24km (15 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A boy takes a picture with a Soviet-made film camera of an art installation on a bank of the Yenisei River in the village of Ovsyanka, some 24km (15 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




Participants slide down a concrete embankment at the International Fountain, after a Guinness World Records attempt at the largest water balloon fight held in Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters)


Participants slide down a concrete embankment at the International Fountain, after a Guinness World Records attempt at the largest water balloon fight held in Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington, August 17, 2013. (Photo by Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters)




A 1975 Lincoln Towne Coupe customized with a horse and rider is displayed during the Concours d'Lemons in Seaside, California, August 17, 2013. The event, which highlights the [oddballs] of the automotive world, is held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Automotive Week which includes the Concours d'Elegance. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)


A 1975 Lincoln Towne Coupe customized with a horse and rider is displayed during the Concours d'Lemons in Seaside, California, August 17, 2013. The event, which highlights the [oddballs] of the automotive world, is held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Automotive Week which includes the Concours d'Elegance. (Photo by Michael Fiala/Reuters)




A woman plays with her dog during a demonstration against animal abuse in San Jose August 18, 2013. Thousands of people took part in a protest to demand that the parliament approve a law to criminalize animal abuse, according to local media. (Photo by Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)


A woman plays with her dog during a demonstration against animal abuse in San Jose August 18, 2013. Thousands of people took part in a protest to demand that the parliament approve a law to criminalize animal abuse, according to local media. (Photo by Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)




A participant prepares for his jump off a bridge into the Soca river during a traditional jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, August 18, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)


A participant prepares for his jump off a bridge into the Soca river during a traditional jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, August 18, 2013. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)




A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)


A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa August 20, 2013. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)




A Syrian boy living in Egypt rides his bicycle on a street in Cairo August 21, 2013. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)


A Syrian boy living in Egypt rides his bicycle on a street in Cairo August 21, 2013. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)




Residents use a mosquito net to catch fish along a flooded alley in a residential district in Bacoor, Cavite near Manila, August 20, 2013. Monsoon rains reinforced by a tropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


Residents use a mosquito net to catch fish along a flooded alley in a residential district in Bacoor, Cavite near Manila, August 20, 2013. Monsoon rains reinforced by a tropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing at least seven people, officials said on Tuesday. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




A privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen August 22, 2013. A police spokesman said that the elaborate temple-like structure is built illegally on the roof. The temple on top of the building in Shenzhen's Nanshan district is believed to have been there for at least three years, local media reported. The temple and the inaccessible rooftop had caused concerns over safety issues among some residents. But despite complaints from neighbours, the temple only came into the spotlight after a wealthy physician in Beijing was given 15 days to tear down his illegal villa and garden built atop a 26-storey apartment block on August 12. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)


A privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen August 22, 2013. A police spokesman said that the elaborate temple-like structure is built illegally on the roof. The temple on top of the building in Shenzhen's Nanshan district is believed to have been there for at least three years, local media reported. The temple and the inaccessible rooftop had caused concerns over safety issues among some residents. But despite complaints from neighbours, the temple only came into the spotlight after a wealthy physician in Beijing was given 15 days to tear down his illegal villa and garden built atop a 26-storey apartment block on August 12. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)




People react as racing crabs are released for a race at a pub called the [Friend in Hand] in central Sydney August 21, 2013. Crab Racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner. The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)


People react as racing crabs are released for a race at a pub called the [Friend in Hand] in central Sydney August 21, 2013. Crab Racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner. The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)




A devotee smokes a cigarette as he swims during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana August 23, 2013. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieves the animal first wins. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A devotee smokes a cigarette as he swims during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana August 23, 2013. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieves the animal first wins. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




Participants run as they carry their sheep during a [Running with Sheep] race in Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 22, 2013. The event is part of a harvest celebration activity which also includes a sheep beauty contest and a sheep slaughter. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


Participants run as they carry their sheep during a [Running with Sheep] race in Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 22, 2013. The event is part of a harvest celebration activity which also includes a sheep beauty contest and a sheep slaughter. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




Promoters skate past an Airbus A380 plane on display at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 27, 2013. The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)


Promoters skate past an Airbus A380 plane on display at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 27, 2013. The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)




Three participants have their photograph taken after running in the Great Bull Run in Petersburg, Virginia August 24, 2013. The quarter-mile event, shorter than the historical event held in Pamplona, Spain, was held on a local drag racing track. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)


Three participants have their photograph taken after running in the Great Bull Run in Petersburg, Virginia August 24, 2013. The quarter-mile event, shorter than the historical event held in Pamplona, Spain, was held on a local drag racing track. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)




Two women pose as they drink real ale at the Great British Beer Festival in the Olympia exhibition centre on August 13, 2013 in London, England. The festival, which runs until August 17, 2013, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


Two women pose as they drink real ale at the Great British Beer Festival in the Olympia exhibition centre on August 13, 2013 in London, England. The festival, which runs until August 17, 2013, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)




A man reacts as a performer dressed in a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costume walks next to him during a publicity event in central Sydney August 28, 2013. The performance was a promotion for an upcoming exhibition at the Australian Museum titled [Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family] which showcases ancestors of the Tyrannosaurus rex, with more than 10 life-size dinosaur specimens on display. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)
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