Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

The best news photos of the day for August 22, 2013.

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

An elderly villager listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Electronic billboards are reflected in the windows of Nasdaq in New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Nasdaq halted trading Thursday because of a technical problem, the latest glitch to affect the stock market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A Roma woman, wearing a traditional outfit, speaks to mourners of the deceased Roma King Florin Cioaba, at his house in Sibiu, in the central Romanian Transylvania region, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Romania's self-styled King of the Roma, or Gypsies has died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, aged 58 at a hospital in Turkey, following a heart attack.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

An Indian villager smokes tobacco as he joins other protesters during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Buffalo, N.Y., where he began his two day bus tour to speak about college financial aid. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, is lead into court in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Columns of smoke rising from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood in west Damascus, in Cairo, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. President Bashar Assad's forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said a chemical weapons attack the day before killed over 100 people. The government has denied allegations it used chemical weapons in artillery barrages on the area known as eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as "absolutely baseless." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

An Army carry team, carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr. of Orange, Va. upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The Department of Defense announced the death of Bannar Jr. who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused road flooding and traffic congestion in many parts of Yangon. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Minnesota Twins center fielder Clete Thomas dives to make the catch on a fly ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A participant smiles in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A Syrian youth waits for customers in a shop selling head scarves at the popular Hamidiyeh old market, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. President Bashar Assad's forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said a chemical weapons attack the day before killed over 100 people. The government has denied allegations it used chemical weapons in artillery barrages on the area known as eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as "absolutely baseless." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A deceased person's photograph is displayed behind as Nepalese Hindu boys in festival attire line up during "Gai Jatra," or Cow Festival, in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Members of Nepals Newar Comunity celebrate the festival in memory of their family members who died the preceding year, believing that the cow will guide them in their journey to heaven. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Evacuees pitch their temporary shelter at an evacuation center after fleeing their homes following the flooding at Calumpit township, Bulcan province, north of Manila, Philippines Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles, while thousands of people in northern regions fled to emergency shelters. Officials reported more than a million people were affected by the flooding in at least five provinces aside from the Philippine capital. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A Kashmiri government employee is sprayed colored water as police use it to disperses people during a protest in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Aug 22, 2013. Police detained dozens of government employees during the protest demanding regularization of contractual jobs and a hike in salary. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A man and his dog sit outside a house on a bank of the flooded Amur River, on the outskirts of Khabarovsk, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says around 20,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since July in the wake of floods in Russias Far East. (AP Photo/ Igor Churackoff)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, center right, and his wife Grace, center left, greet the crowd as they arrive for his inauguration in Harare, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Mugabe, 89, was sworn in for a five-year term on Thursday after Zimbabwe's highest court on Tuesday threw out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Birds fly past President Barack Obama as he walks along the West Wing colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, before traveling to New York and Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

Egyptian medics escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail and taken to military hospital in Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A Fort Hood police officer walks in front of the heavily fortified Lawrence H. Williams Judicial Center as proceedings in the court martial of U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan begin, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A street musician plays while walking through an alley in the Khan El-Khalili market, a popular destination for tourists, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Riots and killings that erupted across the country after the crackdown against followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have delivered a severe blow to Egypt's tourism industry, which until recently accounted for more than 11 percent of the country's gross domestic product and nearly 20 percent of its foreign currency revenues. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

An expo visitor holds a balloon that features a portrait of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, with Chinese characters meaning "Tribute to Jobs," while he leaves the Macworld iWorld expo in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A supporter of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends his inauguration in Harare, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Mugabe, 89, was sworn in for a five-year term on Thursday after Zimbabwe's highest court on Tuesday threw out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud.

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

In this photo released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, Bo Xilai, center, stands on trial at the court in eastern China's Shandong province on Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. Disgraced populist politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday accused of abuse of power and netting more than $4 million in bribery and embezzlement, marking the ruling Communist Party's attempts to put to rest one of China's most lurid political scandals in decades. (AP Photo/Jinan Intermediate People's Court)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

A participant poses in a Gay Pride rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. About 1,000 people, including gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters hold the rally that has now become an annual festival for sexual minorities to celebrate and to demand rights for their community. Organizers said the rally was an opportunity for the sexual minorities to come out in the open and also to educate the public. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 22, 2013

yEgyptian medics and military policemen escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, into an ambulance after after he was flown by a helicopter ambulance to the Maadi Military Hospital from Torah prison in, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail and taken to military hospital in Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)