, Saturday, December 7, 2013
Some of the best photos in the news.
Michael Doyle, street art director for Julien's Auctions, stands next to "Flower Girl," a delicate stencil on a massive brick wall by popular street artist Banksy, is displayed in a warehouse in the greater Los Angeles area Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The artist painted it on the side of a Los Angeles gas station in 2008. The building's owner carefully removed the wall section, which is 9 feet high, 8 feet wide and weighs nearly 5,000 pounds, framed it in sturdy aluminum and brought it to Julien's Auctions. Doyle says the piece could fetch more than $300,000 at auction on Thursday, because, "Celebrities are Banksy-crazy." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Tribal dancers from Mizoram in traditional attire perform a bamboo dance during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland, India, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The 10-day long festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India's northeast that showcases the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
First lady Michelle Obama receives the official White House Christmas Tree outside the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The tree was grown by Christopher Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa. Four other trees, all from Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in Belvidere, N.J., will be placed throughout the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Typhoon survivors and rescuers watch a live telecast of the WBO international welterweight boxing title match between the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao and American Brandon Rios at a public park in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Pacquiao won by a unanimous decision. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons to make a landfall this year, battered central Philippines Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Two Palestinian youths play jump at sunset in Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The two were practicing their parkour skills, a free style walking popular among the youths in the area. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers re-enact the seventh century battle of Karbala during the festival of Ashoura in Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The festival of Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
The sun begins to set at Huntingdon racecourse on November 12, 2013 in Huntingdon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
The Soyuz TMA-09M capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shamil Zhumatov, Pool)
A woman holds a flag against her pin-decorated jacket during the 48th annual Auburn Veterans Day Parade. It's one of the largest parades to honor veterans in the country. (AP/Joshua Trujillo)
What happens when the bus the U.S. women's soccer team takes to and from the game broke down? They hitched a ride with some fans. (Courtesy of Hope Solo's Twitter)
A rumbling volcano forced more than 1,000 people living on the slopes of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia to relocate. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)
A security man stands guard in front of balloons in the colors of the UAE flag before the World Cup U-17 final soccer match between Nigeria and Mexico at Mohammad Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the "Rabaa" sign, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4 2013. Egypt's deposed Islamist president was brought from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial Monday on charges of incitement of violence and murder. It was Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3. If convicted, Morsi — Egypt's first freely elected president — could face the death penalty.(AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
The sun rises behind the scaffolding-clad Washington Monument in Washington, early Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The National Park Service has announced the decorative lighting will be turned off as work crews begin the task of removing the scaffolding from around the earthquake-damage monument. The work is scheduled to completed and the monument reopened in the spring of 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes places the championship trophy and a Red Sox baseball jersey at the Boston Marathon Finish Line during a pause in their World Series victory rolling rally in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, to remember those affected by the Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A diver dressed as a skeleton arrives to feed fish from plastic pumpkins as giant wreckfish swim past in a publicity event at SeaLife on October 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Halloween has become a popualr event in Germany and children across the country will go trick or treating on October 21. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Young women wade into the ocean to release lanterns with handwritten personal messages on them during a beachside ceremony "Rockaways Rising: Hands Across the Sand," commemorating the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in New York. The actual one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is Tuesday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Waves crash onto the cliffs surrounding Porthleven, Cornwall, southwest England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Forecasters say a severe storm will hit the southern half of Britain later Sunday, bringing heavy rains and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour (100 to 130 kilometers per hour, with the potential to cause widespread and severe disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)
Metal-sculpted flowers up to 40-feet tall frame the 605-foot Space Needle as it becomes obscured by unusually thick fog in Seattle. (AP/Elaine Thompson)
Austria's Carmen Thalmann is airborne as she crashes during the first run of an Alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the 'Feed the Beast extreme cake shop' in London, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on Oct. 26 and 27. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A Hindu woman gets her hand decorated with henna ahead of the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Hindu married women decorate their hands with henna, wear colorful bangles and observe a fast to pray for the longevity and well being of their husbands during this festival. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)
A young Palestinian girl attends prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at Al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice on Oct. 15, by sacrificial killing of sheep, goats, cows or camels. The slaughter commemorates the biblical story of Abraham, who was on the verge of sacrificing his son to obey God's command, when God interceded by substituting a ram in the child's place. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A woman holds an umbrella as she heads towards a cyclone shelter near in India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Indian workers rest under a huge effigy of the ten-headed demon God Ravana, being prepared for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Effigies of Ravana, who had abducted Hindu God Rama's wife, are burnt on the last day of Dussehra, commemorating the victory of good over evil. Rama killed Ravana to free Sita. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in front of his family house in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Demonstrators shout during a immigration a rally on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, calling on the House Republican leadership to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. The Washington Monument is in the background. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A firefighter waits to make a rubbing of a name on the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Nine names, including two suburban Rochester volunteer firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush, were added to the wall. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
An Muslim pilgrim carries her luggage in front of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, late Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The Muslim annual Hajj, or pilgrimage, that will begin on Oct. 14 this year, draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Milan celebrates the 1700-year anniversary of the Edict of Milan in Podgorica, Montenegro Sunday. It marks 17 centuries of the signing of the Edict of Milan by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, who recognized the legitimacy and freedom of the Christian faith in the Roman Empire. (AP/RistoBozovic)
A waitress looks on from a shop as shepherds, unseen, lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2012. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great capital it is today. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Residents in Rapid City, S.D., stock up on groceries. An early snow storm has swept through Wyoming and western South Dakota, dropping more than a foot of snow in some places. (AP/Steve McEnroe)
A boy sleeps in a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa, with 111 bodies recovered so far, 155 people rescued and up to an estimated 250 still missing, according to officials, prompted outpourings of grief and demands for a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and strife in Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A young Indian boy dressed as Hindu God Shiva poses to the camera as he waits to collect money from devotees ahead of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Navratri honors the Hindu goddess Shakti, or divine mother. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
U.S. explorer Parker Liautaud, 19, launches his resilience expedition from London Monday. He's attempting to set a new record for the fastest journey from Antarctica to the South Pole on foot. (AP/Sang Tan)
In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 photo, an Egyptian girl dances as people gather for a Nile cruise on a boat on the Nile river, in Cairo, Egypt. Boat rides for many Egyptians are part of the nightlife culture. The Nile is Egypt's primary source of water and most of the population live along its banks as it runs through the country north to south from the border with Sudan to the Mediterranean Sea.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The small Nebraska town of Pierce was home to an auction of low-mileage vintage Chevrolets that drew a huge crowd Saturday. (AP Photo/Dakota Aerials/Dave Tunge)
Actress Ino Menegaki as high priestess, carries the Olympic Flame inside the ancient Olympic stadium after it was lit from the sun's rays, during the final dress rehearsal for lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, in west southern Greece on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
Dark clouds hang low over Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Usagi, the year's most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its cross-hair on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummeling island communities with heavy rains and fierce winds. The typhoon was grinding westward and expected to make landfall close to Hong Kong late Sunday or early Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
People hold hands in an attempt to form the world's largest human peace sign during a concert held to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday Sept. 21. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Ball boys watch the semifinal match between Italy's Francesca Schiavone and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Despite the heat, thousands flocked to the port of Kaohsiung, the first leg of the Taiwan tour, to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous 18 meter (59 foot) yellow duck, a gigantic version of the iconic bathtub toy used by children around the world. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Churchgoer's attend a memorial service at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, Sept. 15. The church held a ceremony honoring the memory of the four young girls who were killed by a bomb placed outside the church 50 years ago by members of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks beer after her speech during an election campaign event of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Bad Koestritz, central Germany, on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Merkel, top candidate of her CDU party will be challenged by Social Democratic Party (SDP) top candidate Peer Steinbrueck at Germany's general elections on Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
An Ohio Highway State Patrol officer investigates an overturned Greyhound bus following a crash on Saturday, Sept. 14 along interstate 75 in Liberty Township, Ohio. At least 35 people were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer/Jeff Swinger)
Visitors tour the illuminated installation constructed with 7,000 recycled plastic water bottles with LED lights at Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Thursday Sept. 19 this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Demonstrators with a banner representing the Russian President Vladimir Putin kiss during a demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8. About a dozen gay rights supporters carried placards and chanted slogans outside the Russian embassy to protest Moscow's policies on homosexuality. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)
In this photo provided by NASA, an unmanned Minotaur rocket carries NASA's newest robotic explorer, the LADEE spacecraft, which is charged with studying the lunar atmosphere and dust, after launching to the moon from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Cioffi)
Nick Vujicic, right, is accompanied by a life guard as he treads water in an acrylic enclosure keeping safe while diving among sharks, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in Singapore. Vujicic, a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs, is in the city-state to give a motivational talk and was visiting "The Shark Encounter at Marine Life Park" at one of Singapore's main tourist attractions in Resorts World Sentosa. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A Chinese Army Z-10WZ attack helicopter, designed and manufactured by China, makes an aerobatic flight demonstration during the 2nd China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin, China Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this citizen journalism image provided by The Committee of Jabal al-Zawiyah, Jisr el-Sheghour, Maarat al-Naaman, Idlib, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man walks inside a crater caused by an air strike bomb in Sarakeb, Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
Indian artisans take a nap near idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha being prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 9, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Workers inspect the bell during the annual maintenance at the Gloriosa bell in the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany,Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. T The tulip-shaped bell, has a diameter of 2.57 meters (8.4 feet) and was made by Dutch Gherardus de Wou in July 1497. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray ahead of the Jewish New Year at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Israelis happily welcomed the Jewish New Year late Wednesday despite uncertainty and turmoil brewing on both its northern and southern borders. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo taken in a long exposure and provided by the Bay Area Toll Authority, police vehicles open the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to traffic, in San Francisco. At the modest inaugural ceremony, the new, self-anchored suspension bridge with its single white tower was praised as a dramatic safety upgrade over its predecessor and a beautiful example of public art. (AP Photo/Bay Area Toll Authority, Noah Berger)
Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives under a canopy of leaves during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Baltimore auto race on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
This Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ship to Shore Lobster Co., shows a two-toned lobster caught by lobsterman Jeff Edwards in Owl's Head, Maine. The lobster company donated the half orange, half brown crustacean to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where it is on display in Portland. (AP Photo/Ship to Shore Lobster Co., Elsie Mason)
Auburn Cord Duesenbergs sit in parade formation in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Ind., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, for the Hoosier Tour. The festivities at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum were part of the kickoff from Auburn's annual Labor Day weekend and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, which includes one of the largest auto auctions in the country. (AP Photo/The Journal-Gazette, Chad Ryan)
In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The pontiff had a private audience with 500 youths from the diocese. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)
Competitors swim during the mass start of the ITU World Triathlon elite race for men in Stockholm City, Sweden, Sunday Aug. 25, 2013. (AP photo /Scanpix Sweden /Janerik Hermansson)
Canadian, black cap, and Hungarian players fight for the puck during their match in women's qualifying round of 18th CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championship in Eger, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/MTI, Peter Komka)
Masked devotees take part in a parade observing the ancient Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, or the festival of lights in Lalitpur, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The festival, which is celebrated by Newar and Buddhist community, is in the memory of family members who died the preceding year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
1972 Miami Dolphins head football coach Don Shula, right, shares a laugh with President Barack Obama, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, where the president honored the Super Bowl VII football champion Miami Dolphins. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only undefeated team in NFL history. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Former Miami Dolphins fullback Larry Csonka, second from left, grimaces as Hall of Fame coach Don Shula jokingly shakes a fist at him, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, where President Barack Obama honored the Super Bowl VII football Champion Miami Dolphins. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only undefeated team in NFL history. Wide receiver Paul Warfield is at left. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Hall of Fame football Coach Don Shula, right seated, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, where the president honored the Super Bowl VII football Champion Miami Dolphins. From left are, quarterback Bob Griese, the president and running back Larry Csonka and Shula. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only undefeated team in NFL history. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Residents use an inflatable raft as they go on their daily chores amidst flooding at Binakayan township, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A truckload of stranded commuters cross a flooded street in Manila, Philippines Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
France's Gaetan Saku Bafuanga Baya makes an attempt in the men's triple jump final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Spectators arrive in the early morning for the second day of competition in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Parker, Colo. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
People paddle their boat during sunset near the village of Toroni, northern Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
A Scotland fan celebrates in a fountain at central London's Trafalgar Square, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 ahead of their team's soccer match against England, at Wembley Stadium late Wednesday. Scotland's supporters are collectively known as the Tartan Army and Scotland has a longstanding rivalry with England. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Women dressed in traditional Andean skirts and wearing sandals wait for the start of a soccer game at a championship among market vendors in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The championship was played Friday in commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A Filipino worker rests as they down a billboard sign as people brace for Typhoon Utor in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. More than 3,000 passengers were stranded on piers in the northeastern Philippines Sunday, as the strong typhoon approaches and prompted authorities to suspend ferry services and warn people to brace for possible flash floods and landslides.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Colored powder covers a runner's face as he runs through a "color station" during a five-kilometer run in Beijing, China, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Participants must go through dumps of colored powder at a "color station" set up every kilometer in the race course. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
Palestinians and Israelis enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Hiroshima marks the 68th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing Tuesday.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Competitors start a Women's 4x100m individual medley relay heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Hindu devotee known as kanwaria offers prayers in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Kanwarias are devotees performing a ritual pilgrimage in which they walk the roads of India, clad in saffron, and carrying ornately decorated canisters of sacred water from the Ganges River over their shoulders to take it back to Hindu temples in their hometowns, during the Hindu lunar month of Shravana. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Mammatus clouds move over the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair after a round of thunderstorms passed through the area on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Mammatus are most often associated with severe thunderstorms. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Peter Cihelka)
A close-up of the shoes of Ryan Lochte of the United States, the gold medalist in the Men's 200m individual medley as he stands on the podium at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten Broeke, left, after they were married at the Minneapolis Freedom to Marry Celebration, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at the Minneapolis City Hall. The couple were the first women legally married in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
A dog owner gets her pet vaccinated for rabies at a government clinic in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island's first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
An Egyptian woman feeds her ducks in front of a barrier recently set up by supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in their camp in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Activists with faces painted to resemble tigers, take part in a protest against Sumatran tiger trade that marks the Global Tiger Day, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 29, 2013. Sumatran tiger is the world's most critically endangered tiger subspecies with fewer than 400 remain in the wild and may become extinct in the next decade due to poaching and habitat loss. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Bangladeshi children cool off at Mohammadpur Geneva camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Mohammadpur Geneva Camp is one of the largest refugee camps in Dhaka City. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Katie Ledecky of the United States, centre, competes in a Women's 1500m freestyle heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Spectators watch as a diver jumps from the Old Mostar Bridge during 447th traditional annual high diving competition, in Mostar, 140 kms south of Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Total of 53 divers from Bosnia and neighboring countries competed diving 25 meters high Old Mostar Bridge into the Neretva river. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
North Korean women wave to their leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 photo, the diamond diadem, made of diamonds, pearls, silver and gold, worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on her way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for her 1953 Coronation and during the first part of the ceremony, is displayed at the exhibition " The Queen's Coronation 1953 " at Buckingham Palace in central London. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the coronation and to celebrate this anniversary, a special exhibition brings together an array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event. Paintings, objects and works of art relating to the Coronation will also be on display from July 27 until Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 photo, the uniform, robe and coronet of The Duke of Edinburgh, worn during the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, are displayed at the exhibition " The Queen's Coronation 1953 " at Buckingham Palace in central London. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the coronation and to celebrate this anniversary, a special exhibition brings together an array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event. Paintings, objects and works of art relating to the Coronation will also be on display from July 27 until Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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