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Monday, August 5, 2013

A woman carrying her baby and wrapped with a shawl walks through a sandstorm in Timbuktu July 29, 2013. (Photo by Joe Penney/Reuters)

Smoke billows from a wildfire in Tortuero, near the central Spanish city Guadalajara on August 1, 2013. Firefighters brought under control a major forest blaze in central Spain on Friday but the country remained on high alert for fires in the sweltering summer heat, authorities said. (Photo by Pedro Armestre/AFP Photo)

Young boys of Hezbollah's al-Mehdi scouts stomp on a polystyrene sheet bearing the American flag, during a parade in the Lebanese southern suburb of Nabatiyeh, on August 1, 2013, to mark the “Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day”. An initiative started by Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Quds Day is held annually on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and calls for Jerusalem to be returned to the Palestinians. (Photo by Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP Photo)

Jurgis Kairys of Lithuania performs with a Russian Sukhoi Su-31 airplane during Bucharest International Air Show at Baneasa airport July 27, 2013. (Photo by Bogdan Cristel/Reuters)

North Korean men look at members of a military band as they wait for the opening ceremony of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. North Korea is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950–1953 Korean War. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A Heavy Metal fan, sitting on a plastic whale float, jumps into a swimming pool during the 24th Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, August 2, 2013. More than 75,000 heavy metal fans are expected to attend the largest heavy metal festival in the world, organizers said. (Photo by Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)

A New York Police Department SkyWatch observation tower is stationed in midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in New York. Behind it is a billboard filled with people's photographs. The towers, equipped with cameras and sometimes a police officer, are deployed in known high crime areas. (Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

A Thai teacher Weerachat Premananda Jr., 29, plays drums he painted on the wall along with music from a music player at his home in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Weerachat posted the clip of his show onlines last month and drew more than 200,000 viewers. (Photo by Apichart Weerawong/AP Photo)

A balloon vendor walks in front of a group of riot police standing guard during an anti-government demonstration that was taking place as Peru's President Ollanta Humala delivered his State of the Nation address, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Demonstrators claim Humala has not delivered on his promises to reduce crime and they say the political system does not represent them. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

A man sitting on a beach chair in his swimming trunks takes his meal at a small table partially dipped into the Hanjiang river to escape the summer heat, as other swimmers look on under a bridge in Wuhan, Hubei province July 28, 2013. The highest temperature in Wuhan reached 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday, local media reported. Picture taken July 28, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Indian laborers paint the center yellow line at the ceremonial boulevard Rajpath ahead of Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday July 31, 2013. India celebrates Independence Day on August 15. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Peruvian Army special forces march during a traditional military parade in Lima on July 29, 2013 commemorating the country's 192nd independence anniversary. (Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP Photo)

Japanese women walk across the Charles Bridge during a heavy rainfall in Prague on July 29, 2013. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)

San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets the victory bath from Nick Hundley, right, and Rene Rivera while being interviewed by television reporter Kelly Crull after his two-run walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game in San Diego, Monday, July 29, 2013. (Photo by Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

Soldiers of the Syrian government forces patrol on a tank in a devastated street on July 31, 2013 in the district of al-Khalidiyah in the central Syrian city of Homs. The Syrian government announced the capture of Khalidiyah, a key rebel district in Homs, Syria's third city and a symbol of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo by Joseph Eid/AFP Photo)

A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State August 1, 2013. (Photo by Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Visitors crowd an artificial wave pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, July 27, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

People look at a tanker after it fell into a caved-in area on a road in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, July 27, 2013. No casualty was reported in the accident, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Kashmiri men sit on boats loaded with vegetables at the floating vegetable market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, at dawn Sunday, July 28, 2013. Vegetables are grown in numerous floating gardens around the lake, and sold from boats at the market. A variety of different vegetables are grown through all four seasons, making the floating market a daily event throughout the year. (Photo by Greg Baker/AP Photo)

The Terrafugia Transition roadable aircraft, which has been displayed as a development prototype for several years, flies during the airshow Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. It is also a street legal road car. The week-long convention, which started today, attracts more than 10,000 planes, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts as well as companies and entrepreneurs unveiling the latest technology. (Photo by Mark Hoffman)

A deputy sheriff looks at a disabled gun to be melted at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's 20th annual Gun Melt at the Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, California July 30, 2013. According to press releases from the sheriff's office, 5,495 weapons confiscated from criminals in Los Angeles County and collected through a gun buyback program are being melted and reformed as steel rebar at the mill. (Photo by David McNew/Reuters)

Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic performs an exhibition dive dressed as Superman at the end of the Men's 27m High Dive final during the FINA World Swimming Championships, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Gustau Nacarino/Reuters)

A flood-affected man carries his television set to a safer place, after heavy monsoon rains caused a rise in the water levels of the river Ganges, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad August 1, 2013. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)

A farmer walks through a field near a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province August 1, 2013. Tianducheng, developed by Zhejiang Guangsha Co. Ltd., started constructing in 2007 and was known as a knockoff of Paris with a scaled-replica of the Eiffel Tower, standing 108 metres, and Parisian houses. Although designed to accommodate at least ten thousand people, Tianducheng remains sparsely populated and is now considered as a “ghost town”, according to local media. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

Former Russian paratroopers shove gay rights activist Kirill Kalugin aside to stop his one-man protest in St. Petersburg, August 2, 2013. The former servicemen were gathered in central St. Petersburg to celebrate Russian Paratroopers Day, an annual holiday for the Russian airborne troops celebrated since the Soviet era days. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)

Children fill up empty cigarettes manually with locally grown tobacco in a small bidi (cigarette) factory at Haragach in Rangpur district, Bangladesh July 11, 2013. According to a 2012 study by US-based NGO, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, over 45,000 people in Bangladesh are employed in manufacturing inexpensive cigarettes known as bidis and this number includes “many women and children working in household based establishments where they make low wages and live in poverty.” A 2011 research paper about bidi workers in Bangladesh, published in the journal Tobacco Control, says that working conditions can involve poor ventilation and exposure to tobacco dust, which can cause a range of health problems including respiratory and skin diseases. International attention has been focused on workers’ safety in Bangladesh since the disaster at Rana Plaza, a garment factory complex which collapsed in April, killing 1,132 workers. (Photo by Andrew Biraj/Reuters)

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight with water on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, August 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and threw water at each other Friday ahead of an expected vote that would authorize a referendum on whether to finish a fourth nuclear power plant on this densely populated island of 23 million people. (Wally Santana/AP Photo)

Zsuzsanna Jakabos of Hungary reacts after competing during the Swimming Women's 200m Butterfly preliminaries heat one on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul on July 31, 2013. Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23 percent in the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the UN said on July 30. (Photo by Shah Marai/AFP Photo)

Festival goers bathe in mud on day 3 of the 2013 Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 28, 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Stefanie Dolson (top left), NCAA women's basketball 2013 national champions player from the University of Connecticut, puts bunny ears over U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony to honor the team in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2013. (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

A woman cries during an event on the 100th day of the of Rana Plaza building collapse, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on August 2, 2013. The collapse killed 1,129 people with many still missing. (Photo by A. M. Ahad/Associated Press)

Pakistani Shiite Muslims hold toy guns during a rally to protest against Israel and US policy in the middle east, to mark the Al-Quds (Jerusalem day), in Karachi, Pakistan, 02 August 2013. Many Muslim countries mark Al-Quds day, an annual day of protest decreed in 1979 by the late Iranian ruler Ayatollah Khomeini, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. The day is celebrated in a move to express support for the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israeli occupation. (Photo by Rehan Khan/EPA)

Aisikaier Wubulikasimu, a 40-year-old Uighur acrobat, walks on a 59-foot long, 2-inch diameter tightrope strung between two hot air balloons above China's Yunnan province, on July 30, 2013. Wubulikasimu has previous broken two Guinness World Record for the fastest tightrope walk over 100 meters in 2009 and the steepest tightrope walk in 2011. (Photo by Reuters)

In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013 photo, a model displays a creation by designer Sabyasachi during the Delhi Couture Week in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo)

A soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, on August 1, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)

Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event “Lorraine Mondial air ballons”, an international hot-air balloon meeting. (Photo by Alexandre Marchi/AP Photo/L'est Republicain)

Revelers march in the “Carnival of Flowers” parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of people poured into downtown Port-au-Prince for the Caribbean nation's second “Carnival of Flowers”, a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press)

Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland on July 31, 2013, which featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves as as it was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

A general view of Hong Kong's business district is seen Thursday, August 1, 2013. The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a strong wind signal number three as Tropical Storm Jebi edges closer to Hong Kong. (Photo by Vincent Yu/AP Photo)

Anti-fracking activists pretending to drop down dead in the middle of the road after a lorry had delivered equipment to a proposed oil exploration drilling site outside Balcombe, West Sussex, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Tom Pugh/PA Wire)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un laughs during a photo session with war veteran delegates who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. (Photo by Reuters/KCNA)

Shi'ite pilgrims place copies of the Koran on their heads during the ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of Imam Ali at his shrine in the holy city of Najaf, on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Ahmad Mousa/Reuters)

A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replicas as she poses for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province, on July 30, 2013. Thousands of the soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an. (Photo by Andy Wong/Associated Press)

Fireworks are seen behind the Divino Salvador del Mundo monument during “Agostinas” (in allusion to the August month) religious celebrations in San Salvador, August 1, 2013. The Agostinas parties are held annually from August 1 to 6 in honor of the Divine Savior of the World (Divino Salvador del Mundo in Spanish), patron of the Salvadoran capital. (Photo by Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters)

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. (Photo by Tatan Syuflana/AP Photo)

Wen Jiaquan, a 54-year-old motorcycle mechanic, moves his self-made helicopter in Qingping township of Chongqing municipality, China, on July 29, 2013. Wen and his family spent more than three months to build the helicopter using motorcycle components and a used car engine. (Photo by Reuters)

Sinead Flynn, Aine Murray, Catherine Fearty battle against the weather during day four of the 2013 Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Ireland, on August 1, 2013. (Photo by Barry Cronin/PA Wire)

Rock n roll reverend Mark Temperato has smashed the record for the worlds biggest drum kit on July 29, 2013 – with a staggering 813 individual pieces weighing more than a whopping 5000 lbs. (Photo by Caters News)

Indian Hindu devotees representing Potharaju, brother of the goddess Mahankali, dance in the streets during the Bonalu festival at the Sri Ujjaini Mahakali Temple in Secunderabad, India, on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Noah Seelam/AFP Photo)

Participants take part in The Sumo Run in Battesea Park, west London, on July 29, 2013. The Sumo Run is an annual 5km charity fun run around the park in inflatable Sumo Suits. (Photo by Leon Neal/AFP Photo)

Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church choir march through Walworth as part of their annual Thanksgiving service in London, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Eskimo Girls warm up ahead of the beach volleyball CEV European Championship in Klagenfurt, Austria, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Imago/Barcroft)

Louis Pearl from San Francisco, The Amazing Bubble Man, rehearses for his performance in the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

A woman has her photo taken as Marine One lands with US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on July 31, 2013. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP Photo)

Home delivery: A woman carries a washing machine on her back in Dali, Yunnan province, China, on August 1, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)

A boy cooks an egg and shrimps on a metal manhole cover on a road in Jinan, China, on August 2, 2013. China Meteorological Administration issued a Level Two national heat alert on Tuesday, the most severe heat alert ever issued. (Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media)

The Ladyboys of Bangkok pose during a photocall for their show Glamorous Amorous at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on August 2, 2013. (Photo by Scott Campbell/Getty Images)

Children holding toy guns participate in an event to simulate military training at a children's activity centre in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on August 2, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)

Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot in Penryn, England, on July 30, 2013. The Cornish company is the world's only maker of commercially available life sized humanoid robots. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Robin Thicke performs on NBC's “Today” show in New York, on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision)

Mammatus clouds move over the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair after a round of thunderstorms passed through the area on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Mammatus are most often associated with severe thunderstorms. (Photo by Peter Cihelka/AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star)

A girl sitting with Syrian Army fighters holds up a gun, along a street in Aleppo August 1, 2013. (Photo by Loubna Mrie/Reuters)

A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. (Photo by Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters)

Jody Erickson, of Kent, Wash., watches the Colockum Tarps fire from her beach chair Monday, Juy 29, 2013, while sitting on the bank of the Columbia River at the Crescent Bar Resort south of Malaga, Wash. The fire is estimated at 15,000 acres in size. (Photo by Don Seabrook/AP Photo/The Wenatchee World)

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu gestures after winning the gold medal in the Women's 200m Individual Medley final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on July 29, 2013. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

People kiss in front of the central stage at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra River, close to the Polish-German border, on August 2, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Visitors from a group of end time role gamers enjoy the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music fest on August 2, 2013 in Wacken, Germany. Approximately 75,000 heavy metal fans from all over the world descend every year on the north German village of 1,800 residents for the annual three-day fest. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition, on July 28, 2013. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Marines demonstrate their skills as they take part in a military show during the celebration of Navy Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 28, 2013. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)

Participants in the Mudflat Olympics' play in the mud in Brunsbuettel, Germany, on July 28, 2013. At the Mudflat Olympics teams of different disciplines, such as mud soccer, mud handball and mud sledding, compete against each other. (Photo by Axel Heimken/DPA)

Supporters of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister climb up a tree during an election rally in Harare on July 29, 2013. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 31 to choose between veteran President Robert Mugabe and long-time rival, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Mugabe on July 28 made his final call for peaceful voting as he vowed that the upcoming crunch election will be free and fair. (Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP Photo)

A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition on the outskirts of Moscow, on July 28, 2013. Enthusiasts attempted to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft during the competition. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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