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  • Ritual held to honour the deceased in Brazil

    2013-08-27 07:48

    Waura Indians participate in a ceremony during this year's 'quarup,' a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them, in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, August 25, 2013.

  • Notting Hill Carnival opens as a color feast

    2013-08-26 20:17

    Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's biggest street festival opened on Sunday with revelers watching a giant parade through London's streets.

  • My little bird is always pecking my ear

    2013-08-26 16:34

    Vadim Veligurov, 12, walks with Abi, a wild sparrow, near his grandmother's house in the town of Minusinsk, some 425 km (264 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 22, 2013.

  • Merkel attends German govt's open day in Berlin

    2013-08-26 11:32

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs autographs during a German Government "Open Day" in Berlin August 25, 2013.

  • Tokyo bids for 2020 Olympic Games 

    2013-08-26 10:05

    Close to 1,200 participants throw their hats into the air inside a hangar, in an attempt to set a world record, at an event to promote the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

  • 15,000 participate in Sydney Color Run

    2013-08-26 09:39

    People dance among colored powder at the finish of the Color Run at Centennial Park in Sydney August 25, 2013.

  • Fast-moving fire rages through California park

    2013-08-25 11:17

    Firefighters on Saturday battled to gain control of a fast-moving wildfire raging on the edge of Yosemite National Park that is threatening power and water supplies to San Francisco about 200 miles (322 km) to the west.

  • 4th Intl Sand Sculpting Exhibition held in Canada

    2013-08-24 17:41

    Visitors watch sand sculptures during the Fourth International Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition of the 135th Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Canada on Aug 23, 2013.

  • 100th birthday celebration of statue 'Little Mermaid'

    2013-08-24 15:05

    People come to attend the 100th birthday celebration of the statue "Little Mermaid" at Langelinie in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug 23, 2013.

  • Panda cub born at US National Zoo

    2013-08-24 13:47

    Giant panda Mei Xiang has given birth to a cub at the US National Zoo in Washington on Friday afternoon, the zoo authorities announced. The mother panda's water broke at around 3:36 pm local time, and she gave birth at 5:32 pm, the zoo said in a statement.

  • First gay marriage in Uruguay

    2013-08-23 11:22

    Miranda and Borda are the first gay couple to get married after the Uruguayan parliament passed a bill allowing same-sex marriages and become the second country in Latin American to recognize same-sex unions.

  • A tour bus crashed in California

    2013-08-23 09:39

    A tour bus ferrying passengers to a California casino lies on its side between a freeway and railroad tracks after it crashed in Irwindale, California August 22, 2013.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.