Edition:
International
Pictures | Fri Aug 9, 2013 | 8:25am EDT

Editor's Choice

<p>A smouldering mountainside is seen under the stars at the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside County, and within hours had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said.  REUTERS/David McNew</p>

A smouldering mountainside is seen under the stars at the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside...more

A smouldering mountainside is seen under the stars at the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside County, and within hours had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said. REUTERS/David McNew

Close
1 / 24
<p>A Free Syrian Army fighter sleeps inside a room in Aleppo's Qastal al-Harami neighborhood August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze</p>

A Free Syrian Army fighter sleeps inside a room in Aleppo's Qastal al-Harami neighborhood August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze

A Free Syrian Army fighter sleeps inside a room in Aleppo's Qastal al-Harami neighborhood August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze

Close
2 / 24
<p>A Malian national guardsman (L) takes up a post along a street outside the Grand Mosque before Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney</p>

A Malian national guardsman (L) takes up a post along a street outside the Grand Mosque before Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney more

A Malian national guardsman (L) takes up a post along a street outside the Grand Mosque before Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Close
3 / 24
<p>A Muslim family rides a wooden boat as they head for Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia with the largest Muslim population in the world celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Beawiharta</p>

A Muslim family rides a wooden boat as they head for Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia with the largest Muslim population in the world celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the...more

A Muslim family rides a wooden boat as they head for Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia with the largest Muslim population in the world celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Close
4 / 24
<p>People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Rainfall in August and September, the second half of the four-month long monsoon season, is likely to be normal or 96 percent of the long-term average, the state-run weather department said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Rainfall in August and September, the second half of the four-month long monsoon season, is likely to be normal or 96 percent of the long-term average, the...more

People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Rainfall in August and September, the second half of the four-month long monsoon season, is likely to be normal or 96 percent of the long-term average, the state-run weather department said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
5 / 24
<p>A woman tries to climb on board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka August 8, 2013. Millions of residents in Dhaka are travelling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj</p>

A woman tries to climb on board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka August 8, 2013. Millions of residents in Dhaka are travelling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy...more

A woman tries to climb on board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka August 8, 2013. Millions of residents in Dhaka are travelling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Close
6 / 24
<p>Cody Tosco and Katlyn Chadwick from Washington, New Jersey, kiss as they stand by Tosco's car before he competed in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta, New Jersey, August 5, 2013. Originally begun in the 1950's in the United States, Demolition Derbies have been popular at state and county fairs throughout the U.S. and have spread to western Europe and Asia. With the dwindling availability of older large American-made vehicles, smaller full-sized vehicles of the 1980's and 1990's are more frequently used today. The two-day event at the New Jersey State Fair featured more than 100 cars and drivers from New Jersey and surrounding Northeastern states competing in cars dating from the1960's to the 2000's.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Cody Tosco and Katlyn Chadwick from Washington, New Jersey, kiss as they stand by Tosco's car before he competed in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta, New Jersey,...more

Cody Tosco and Katlyn Chadwick from Washington, New Jersey, kiss as they stand by Tosco's car before he competed in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta, New Jersey, August 5, 2013. Originally begun in the 1950's in the United States, Demolition Derbies have been popular at state and county fairs throughout the U.S. and have spread to western Europe and Asia. With the dwindling availability of older large American-made vehicles, smaller full-sized vehicles of the 1980's and 1990's are more frequently used today. The two-day event at the New Jersey State Fair featured more than 100 cars and drivers from New Jersey and surrounding Northeastern states competing in cars dating from the1960's to the 2000's. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Close
7 / 24
<p>National guardsmen take up positions on the roof of the Grand Mosque during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney</p>

National guardsmen take up positions on the roof of the Grand Mosque during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney

National guardsmen take up positions on the roof of the Grand Mosque during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bamako August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Close
8 / 24
<p>A Bosnian Muslim priest leads early morning prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the village of Mjestova Ravna, 90 km (56 miles) from the capital Sarajevo, August 8, 2013. Eid al-fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic</p>

A Bosnian Muslim priest leads early morning prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the village of Mjestova Ravna, 90 km (56 miles) from the capital Sarajevo, August 8, 2013. Eid al-fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic...more

A Bosnian Muslim priest leads early morning prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the village of Mjestova Ravna, 90 km (56 miles) from the capital Sarajevo, August 8, 2013. Eid al-fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Close
9 / 24
<p>San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) dives for first down against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter of their pre-season NFL football game in San Diego, California August 8, 2013.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) dives for first down against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter of their pre-season NFL football game in San Diego, California August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) dives for first down against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter of their pre-season NFL football game in San Diego, California August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Close
10 / 24
<p>Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon, near Banning, California August 8, 2013. A wind-whipped California wildfire that doubled in size overnight torched 15 buildings east of Los Angeles, injured at least five people and forced the evacuation of 500 homes in about half a dozen small communities, authorities said on Thursday.    REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon, near Banning, California August 8, 2013. A wind-whipped California wildfire that doubled in size overnight torched 15 buildings east of Los Angeles, injured...more

Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon, near Banning, California August 8, 2013. A wind-whipped California wildfire that doubled in size overnight torched 15 buildings east of Los Angeles, injured at least five people and forced the evacuation of 500 homes in about half a dozen small communities, authorities said on Thursday. REUTERS/David McNew

Close
11 / 24
<p>Sloane Stephens of the U.S. serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women's tennis match at day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 8, 2013.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

Sloane Stephens of the U.S. serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women's tennis match at day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Sloane Stephens of the U.S. serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women's tennis match at day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Close
12 / 24
<p>Palestinians sit next to graves at a cemetery in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan August 8, 2013.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman</p>

Palestinians sit next to graves at a cemetery in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinians sit next to graves at a cemetery in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Close
13 / 24
<p>A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Close
14 / 24
<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (2nd R) attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at Anas bin Malek mosque in Damascus August 8, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria 's national news agency SANA. Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but state television showed him unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters</p>

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (2nd R) attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at Anas bin Malek mosque in Damascus August 8, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria 's national news agency SANA. Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted...more

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (2nd R) attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at Anas bin Malek mosque in Damascus August 8, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria 's national news agency SANA. Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but state television showed him unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Close
15 / 24
<p>Thousands of believers take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid-al-Fitr in Moscow August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.  REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin</p>

Thousands of believers take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid-al-Fitr in Moscow August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Thousands of believers take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid-al-Fitr in Moscow August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Close
16 / 24
<p>Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) hugs a fan who entered the pitch during regulation time against Chelsea in their Guinness International Champions final soccer match in Miami Gardens, Florida August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity</p>

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) hugs a fan who entered the pitch during regulation time against Chelsea in their Guinness International Champions final soccer match in Miami Gardens, Florida August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) hugs a fan who entered the pitch during regulation time against Chelsea in their Guinness International Champions final soccer match in Miami Gardens, Florida August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Close
17 / 24
<p>People attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Parang Kusumo beach, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Ignatius Eswe</p>

People attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Parang Kusumo beach, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of...more

People attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Parang Kusumo beach, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta August 8, 2013. Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Ignatius Eswe

Close
18 / 24
<p>Wind-blown embers fly from an ancient oak tree that burned in the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside County, and within hours had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said.  REUTERS/David McNew</p>

Wind-blown embers fly from an ancient oak tree that burned in the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in...more

Wind-blown embers fly from an ancient oak tree that burned in the Silver Fire near Banning, California August 7, 2013. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. near a back-country road south of Banning, about 90 miles (145 km) outside Los Angeles in Riverside County, and within hours had blackened more than 5,000 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlandt said. REUTERS/David McNew

Close
19 / 24
<p>Tiger Woods (L) and Davis Love III, both of the U.S., look at their putts on the 13th green during the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes</p>

Tiger Woods (L) and Davis Love III, both of the U.S., look at their putts on the 13th green during the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes more

Tiger Woods (L) and Davis Love III, both of the U.S., look at their putts on the 13th green during the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Close
20 / 24
<p>A child is carried by his mother at a market on the eve of Eid al-Fitr festival in Srinagar August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A child is carried by his mother at a market on the eve of Eid al-Fitr festival in Srinagar August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A child is carried by his mother at a market on the eve of Eid al-Fitr festival in Srinagar August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Close
21 / 24
<p>Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men's singles match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal August 8, 2013.  REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men's singles match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men's singles match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Close
22 / 24
<p>Afghan boys play with a toy gun in Kabul August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

Afghan boys play with a toy gun in Kabul August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan boys play with a toy gun in Kabul August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Close
23 / 24
<p>Police use a water canon to disperse Indian medical students as they run through a barricade during a protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Hundreds of medical students on Thursday protested against the compulsory year-long rural posting required by the Indian government, demanding it be made voluntary, local media reported. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Police use a water canon to disperse Indian medical students as they run through a barricade during a protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Hundreds of medical students on Thursday protested against the compulsory year-long rural posting required by...more

Police use a water canon to disperse Indian medical students as they run through a barricade during a protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. Hundreds of medical students on Thursday protested against the compulsory year-long rural posting required by the Indian government, demanding it be made voluntary, local media reported. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
24 / 24

Next Slideshows

Editor's Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Aug 08 2013

Editor's Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Aug 07 2013

Editor's Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Aug 06 2013

Editor's Choice

Our best photos from the last 24 hours.

Aug 05 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Land of tundra and glaciers: A journey across Greenland

Land of tundra and glaciers: A journey across Greenland

Scenes from the world's largest island, home to vast tundra and storied glaciers.

Best of TIFF

Best of TIFF

Highlights from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Canada's Trudeau under fire in tense election

Canada's Trudeau under fire in tense election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who heads a minority government that relies on the support of opposition parties to pass legislation, called an election two years early as he seeks voters' support for his recovery plan.

Hungry in overwhelmed Texas town, migrants slip back into Mexico for food

Hungry in overwhelmed Texas town, migrants slip back into Mexico for food

Hundreds of migrants, waiting to claim asylum in an overwhelmed makeshift camp under the bridge connecting Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, wade through the Rio Grande and back into Mexico to stock up on essentials they say they are not receiving on the American side.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

In Peru's Andes, Shining Path leader's death stirs buried memories of terror

In Peru's Andes, Shining Path leader's death stirs buried memories of terror

In Peru's Andean region of Ayacucho, residents are still haunted by the memories of terror in the 1980s, where thousands of people were killed and disappeared during bloody standoffs between the Shining Path rebels and military forces.

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

A SpaceX rocket ship blasted off from Florida carrying a billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens he chose to join him in the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit.

Gymnasts demand justice in FBI's botched sex abuse probe of Larry Nassar

Gymnasts demand justice in FBI's botched sex abuse probe of Larry Nassar

McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee as it probes the FBI's failure to investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Once filled with Taliban inmates, Kabul prison now abandoned

Once filled with Taliban inmates, Kabul prison now abandoned

Pul-e-Charkhi prison, which once held members of the Taliban, is now empty after the militants took control of Afghanistan.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast