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Wednesday 17 December 2014

World in Pictures August 2014: photographs from around the globe

Relatives and friends say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Relatives and friends say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
From left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stand before posing for a photo prior to talks in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
Aaron Paul, from left, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston attend the Governors Ball at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Jordan Clark of Lancashire celebrates taking the final wicket of Chris Wood of Hampshire to win the Semi Final Natwest T20 Blast match between Hampshire and Lancashire Lightning at Edgbaston on August 23, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
A pro-Russian rebel inspects the damage after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Takana Tatsuzawa of Japan competes in Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Qualification on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Gymnasium on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
A smoke rises after the Ukraine army shells the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine's far southeast destroying neighbourhoods in the area after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine's separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A Chinese woman and her daughter wear face-kinis while swimming on August 22, 2014 in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Irina Annenkova of Russia competes in Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Qualification on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Gymnasium on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
A man throws an egg at captured Ukrainian army prisoners as they're escorted by Pro-Russian rebels in a central square in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Ukrainian missiles pass down Kiev's main street during a military parade to mark the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine's Independence, in the capital Kiev, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A Chinese girl wears a face-kini as she floats in the water on August 21, 2014 on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces the statue of Saint James in the cathedral at Santaigo de Compostela on August 25, 2014 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Photo by EFE - Pool/Getty Images)
A Chinese woman wears a face-kini while swimming on August 21, 2014 in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Performers take part in a rain soaked Notting Hill Carnival on August 25th, 2014 in London, England. The event has taken place on the West London streets every August Bank Holiday weekend since 1964. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
Athletes during the swim section of Ironman Copenhagen on August 24, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman)
Chinese women wear face-kinis as they walk in to the water to swim at the beach on August 20, 2014 in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
A man is arrested during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates in Parc Ferme after winning the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 24, 2014 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Performers parade through the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A Chinese woman adjusts another's face-kini as they swim on August 21, 2014 in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps of the United States swims in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final during day four of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Family members and relatives of Daniel Tregerman mourn during his Funeral on August 24, 2014 in Hevel Shalom, Israel. Daniel Tregerman is the first Israeli casualty since the collapse of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Police watch as peaceful demonstrators continue protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown August 23, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People hold signs during rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Sae Miyakawa of Japan competes in the women's uneven bars final on day seven of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on August 23, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing pour buckets of ice water over Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer during an ice bucket challenge after qualifying ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2014 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and McLaren drives during qualifying ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2014 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
A visitor looks at paper Remembrance Poppies representing soldiers killed in action at the La Bascule memorial during World War I centenary commemorations on August 23, 2014 in Mons, Belgium. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Eric Singer, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer of the band KISS participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Klipsch Music Center on August 22, 2014 in Noblesville, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
A fan runs with the peloton during stage five of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge from Woodland Park to Breckenridge on August 22, 2014 in Tarryall, Colorado. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
A worker harvests cantaloupes on a farm on August 22, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Yen-Hsun Lu of Tawain returns a shot to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during the men's semifinal match of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on August 22, 2014 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Furry enthusiasts greet one another at the Eurofurence 2014 conference on August 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Furry fandom, a term used in zines as early as 1983 and also known as furrydom, furridom, fur fandom or furdom, refers to a subculture whose followers express an interest in anthropomorphic, or half-human, half-animal, creatures in literature, cartoons, pop culture, or other artistic contexts.(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
A model wears a Mahabharata outfit in the Artwear Carnival during The 13th Jember Fashion Carnival 2014 on August 22, 2014 in Jember, Indonesia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
General view of horses and riders during a trackwork session at Flemington Racecourse on August 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
A man lies under a car after being put there in detention by the Liberian army on the second day of the government's Ebola quarantine on their neighbourhood of West Point on August 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Abby Paulson competes in the junior women preliminaries during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center on August 21, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 16, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 16, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Pawel Wojciechowski of Poland competes in the Men's Pole Vault final during day five of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
The 300- plus young performers show aerial stunts during the opening ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 16, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Police confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting death of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ethnic Yazidi protest against the ongoing attacks against Yazidi in northern Iraq on August 16, 2014 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Police put on riot gear to confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police set up a perimeter to confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police confront demonstrators during a protest over the shooting of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Missouri State Highway Patrol officers listen to taunts from demonstrators during a protest over the shooting of Michael Williams on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the Claret Jug at half-time during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford August 17, 2014, in LA, California (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Tony Kanaan (R) of Brazil, driver of the #10 Huggies Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Juan Pablo Montoya (L) of Colombia, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet join Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, to celebrate in victory lane after winning the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at The Milwaukee Mile on August 17, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Workers prepare the new Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment centre on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The facility initially has 120 beds, making it the largest such center for Ebola treatment and isolation in history, and MSF plans to expand it to a 350-bed capacity.(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
A Liberian burial team wearing protective clothing loads the body of a 60-year-old Ebola victim after retrieving him from his home on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Reed Sorenson, driver of the #36 Chevrolet, Casey Mears, driver of the #13 Geico Chevrolet , Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, and Michael Annett, driver of the #7 Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
A Liberian burial team, all wearing protective clothing, retrieves the body of a 60-year-old Ebola victim in his home on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Ella Eyre performs on Day 2 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 17, 2014 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Koen Raymaekers of Netherlands competes in the Men's Marathon during day six of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 17, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Japanese festival-goers dressed in medical costumes play with boat skiing board in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki muddy paddy field on August 17, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Female police officers stand guard before the mandatory midnight curfew on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting the shooting of Michael Brown after they refused to honour the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police are deployed to keep peace along Florissant Avenue on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting the shooting of Michael Brown after they refused to honour the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown hold signs on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
An Indonesian woman take a picture selfie as they celebrations of Indonesia's National Independence Day at slope of mount Merapi on August 17, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 16, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain competes in the Super 8 master event during the Red Bull Air Race on August 17, 2014 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers wait to advance Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, after firing tear gas to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Police stand guard before the mandatory midnight curfew on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Nroh Nah listens as local UNICEF health workers speak about Ebola prevention at the entrance to her home on August 18, 2014 in New Kru Town, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A woman has her face doused with milk after being tear gassed by police as she was protesting Michael Brown's murder August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
The faithful attend a Mass for peace and reconciliation outside Myeong-dong cathedral on August 18, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Catholic worshippers gather ahead of a mass by Pope Francis at Myeong-dong Cathedral on August 18, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Pope Francis is visiting South Korea from August 14 to August 18. This trip is the third trip abroad for the pope following Brazil and the Middle East. This is the third pontifical visit to South Korea. (Photo by Wonsuk Choi/Getty Images)
Demonstrators raise their arms and chant, "Hands up, Don't Shoot", as police clear them from the street as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades as violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A demonstrator picks up a tear gas canister to throw back at police after they fired the gas at them while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A man who was showing symptoms of possible Ebola listens as UNICEF health workers speak about Ebola prevention on August 18, 2014 in New Kru Town, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Malala Yousafzai, an education and women's rights activist (C), is given the gift of a backpack from United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (L) on August 18, 2014 in New York City. Mala also attended a conference marking the UN's Millenium Development Goals. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Nicholas Brown of Australia competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal on day two of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Natatorium on August 18, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Demetrus Washington joins other demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Photo issued by Harvard University of a close up of a Kilobot swarm, obedient miniature robots that act together as a "swarm" to form a 1,000-strong army, scientists in the US created the soldier-like devices, each measuring a few centimetres across, to demonstrate how simple machines can display complex self-organising behaviour.
A giant flower carpet is pictured within the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Turkish workers' migration to Belgium at the Grand Place next to the town hall on August 14, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This year nearly 750,000 begonias were needed to decorate on 1800 square meter the Grand Place. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
A giant flower carpet is pictured within the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Turkish workers' migration to Belgium at the Grand Place next to the town hall on August 14, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This year nearly 750,000 begonias were needed to decorate on 1800 square meter the Grand Place. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
A giant flower carpet is pictured within the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Turkish workers' migration to Belgium at the Grand Place next to the town hall on August 14, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This year nearly 750,000 begonias were needed to decorate on 1800 square meter the Grand Place. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Demonstrators hold their hands up during a moment of silence on August 14, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Demonstrators hold candles and signs during a moment of silence on August 14, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Marie Paul is arrested is arrested by police in the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building where the US Attorneys Office, Southern District of Florida, is located on August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A Commodore C64 computer is seen at the event and entertainment area at the 2014 Gamescom gaming trade fair on August 14, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Gamescom is the world's largest gaming convention and this year includes over 600 exhibitors. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
1st. Lt. Matthew Green (L) and his mother Dr. Susan Myers, mourn at the casket of their father and husband U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a full honors funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery, August 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Greene was shot and killed as he visited Afghanistan's national military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is the highest ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Islam El Masri begins to sort through the rubble of her destroyed home on August 14, 2014 in Beit Hanoun, Gaza (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A burial team prepares to collect the dead body of a woman suspected of dying of the Ebola virus on August 14, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing are collecting victims from all over the capital Monrovia, where the spread of the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has been called catastrophic. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A woman walks through the rubble of destroyed buildings on August 14, 2014 in Shu Jaia, Gaza. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
France perform during the Women's Synchronised Swimming Free Routine at Europa-Sportpark on August 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Spain perform during the Women's Synchronised Swimming Free Routine at Europa-Sportpark on August 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Families gather outside an area of destroyed buildings on August 14, 2014 in Shu Jaia, Gaza. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A man lies in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up by the Liberian health ministry in a closed school on August 14, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Undated handout photo issued by the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of a 'stardust' particle given the name Hylabrook captured by a Nasa spacecraft, containing the crystalline mineral olivine (pink), a material made from magnesium, iron, and silicon, which suggests an origin beyond the Solar System, as seven visitors from outside the Solar System have been carried to Earth by a Nasa spacecraft, scientists believe.
Volunteers in the newly formed "Abbas Brigades" participate in a parade near the Imam Hussein shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)
A resident walks past burning tires during a protest to support Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Around 150 people set up barricades of rocks and burning tires across the normally busy street in front of Aristides home in the capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around him Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Freguson, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road and West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
A woman draws water from a makeshift well in the coastal area renamed by residents ' Yolanda Village' on August 13, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Tacloban residents continue to focus on rebuilding their lives nine months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on November 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Police surround and detain two people in a car on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police and emergency personnel survey the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos on August 13, 2014 in Santos, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
A pig is seen in an enclosure on the waters edge in the coastal area renamed by residents ' Yolanda Village' on August 13, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police officers work their way north on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., clearing the road with the use of tear gas and smoke bombs Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
Tactical officers fire tear gas on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
Sydnor Thompson, age 90, kisses his wife, Harriette Thompson, age 91, while reenacting the Times Square Kiss photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, to mark the 69-Anniversary of the end of World War Two and victory over Japan on August 14, 2014 in Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Protesters raise their hands in front of police atop an armoured vehicle in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
Producer Stephen Nathan, actress Emily Deschanel and actor David Boreanaz take a selfie as they attend FOX's "Bones" panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A police officer patrols a business district on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A young woman walks from a corner after police standing near the corner fired tear gas at her on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The David Hayes trained Spillway enjoys a roll in the sand after a trackwork session at Flemington Racecourse on August 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
A police officer watches over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A person walks through flood waters on Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
A makeshift memorial for Robin Williams is set up in front of a home on August 11, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. The exterior of the house was used in the opening credits for "Mork & Mindy," the comedy based in Boulder that catapulted Williams' career. Williams, 63, died at his Northern California home Monday in a suspected suicide, according to law enforcement officials. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
David Storl of Germany competes in the Men's Shot Put final during day one of the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund on August 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Navigator Stephen Slater stands with a replica BE-2 biplane of the Royal Flying Corp comes into land on August 12, 2014 in Headcorn, England (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
African migrant gestures inside a Red Cross vehicle after being rescued by a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Tarifa on August 12, 2014 in Tarifa, Spain. (Photo by Sergio Camacho/Getty Images)
A Tenggerese worshipper stands at Mount Bromo's 'Sea of Sand' during the Yadnya Kasada Festival on August 12, 2014 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
A bird flies over the crater of mount Bromo thrown by Hindu worshippers during the Yadnya Kasada Festival on August 12, 2014 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
A Tenggerese worshipper carries vegetables for an offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival at crater of Mount Bromo on August 12, 2014 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
A Tenggerese worshipper carries his son as he walk climb the mountain for collect holy water during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Children beg for alms in a street on August 11, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines has one of the fastest growing populations in Southeast Asia with around 100 million people. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Wyatt Van Handel makes a diving grab during the Pig Rassle event at The 44th Annual St. Patrick Catholic Church Roundup Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Stephensville, Wis. (AP Photo/The Post-Crescent, Wm.Glasheen)
A Tenggerese shaman praying for an worshipper as they collect holy water at Widodaren cave during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia. The festival is the main festival of the Tenggerese people and lasts about a month. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Photo taken from the Twitter feed of @InverOutlanders of a hole in the road near Nairn, as heavy rain across the north of Scotland saw more than 30 flood warnings issued today in areas including Aberdeenshire, Moray and Caithness
This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows debris scattered in front of a QuikTrip store in Ferguson, Mo. that was burned down following a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police say was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with police. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)
Photo of con-joined dolphin taken by gym teacher Tugrul Metin, while he was vacationing during the first few days of August 2014, in the Aegean Sea coastal town of Dikili, Izmir province of Turkey. Turkish media reports on Monday Aug. 11, 2014, that Turkish marine biologists will examine the con-joined two-headed dolphin calf that has washed up on a beach in western Turkey. (AP Photo / Tugrul Metin)
Bullfighter's banderillero Vicente Cabanes is tossed by a Guardiola Fantoni ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Palestinian woman stands in the rubble of her destroyed home in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A Palestinian boy walks by the rubble of the toppled minaret of the Abu Jihad Al Wazer mosque, destroyed by an Israeli strike during the war, in Gaza City, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A passenger plane comes into land over a field containing horses at Heathrow Airport on August 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A Papuanese tribal man poses for a portrait during the 25th Baliem Valley festival on August 7, 2014 in Wamena, Indonesia. The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival has been organized annually in the Baliem Valley, home to three Papua interior tribes: the Dani, Lani and Yali tribes. Every year these three tribes gather together at their annual Baliem valley festival dressed in distinctive tribal attire, stage mock battles, perform traditional music and dance, and celebrate with a pig feast. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
Protesters march down Regent Street as they take part in a National Demonstration against military action in Gaza on August 9, 2014 in London, England. Renewed fighting has taken place between Hamas fighters and Israel after the end of a three-day ceasefire on Friday. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Sally Saqr, 20, who was wounded on July 12, 2014, in Beit Lahiya during Israeli shelling of a care centre for the disabled (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
Loyalists shout as they protest against a Republican anti-internment parade on August 10, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The annual Republican anti-internment parade, marking the anniversary of the introduction of internment in August 1971, was organised by the Anti Internment League, comprising of the main dissident groups the 32 County Sovereignty Movement and the Republican Network for Unity. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Palestinian man talks to a boy carrying containers as they stand amid the rubble of al-Qassam mosque, hit by an Israeli airstrike Saturday, in Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Smoke from fires caused by Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border at Feeshkhabour bridge over Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, in northern Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Kurdish authorities at the border believe some 45,000 Yazidis passed the river crossing in the past week and thousands more are still stranded in the mountains. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
RAF C130 Hercules taking off from Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Photo credit: Major Ric Cole/MoD Crown Copyright/PA
An Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.The C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed Thursday morning at Dover, home to the nation's largest military mortuary. Greene is the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be killed in combat since 1970 during the Vietnam War. Greene, a 34-year U.S. Army veteran, also is the highest-ranked American officer killed in combat in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Athletes compete during the cycling leg of the Ironman 70.3 European Championship on August 10, 2014 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for Ironman)
Louis Delmas #25 of the Miami Dolphins poses for a photo after a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on August 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 16-10. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 6, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
South Korean soldiers participate in an anti-terror drill held by Incheon Metropolitan City around Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on August 6, 2014 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A contestant competes during 'Mekepung' traditional water buffalo race on August 3, 2014 near Negara, Bali, Indonesia. Meaning 'to chase around', Mekepung is a race of water buffaloes driven by a jockey and was originally designed as a fun game for peasants to spend their free time between the end of harvest and the start of the planting season (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
Andre 3000 of Outkast performs at Samsung Galaxy stage during 2014 Lollapalooza Day Two at Grant Park on August 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Matthew Mitcham of Australia competes in the Men's 10m Platform Final at Royal Commonwealth Pool during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Edinburgh, United Kingdo (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
People throw brightly coloured powder at the Holi One festival at Wembley Park on August 2, 2014 in London, England. The event is inspired by the spring festival, Holi, which is celebrated by Hindus primarily in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers sit next to a tank in a deployment area on August 02, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Taiana Lima of Brazil receives the ball during the FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam match between the Netherlands and Brazil on August 1, 2014 in Klagenfurt, Austria. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images for FIVB)
A Balinese man burns a sarcophagus in the shape of buffalo during Balinese Hindu mass cremation on August 1, 2014 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. More than 100 corpses were collectively cremated in the ceremony known as Ngaben Masal (Mass Cremation). (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
Rescue workers stand in the damaged road after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

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