Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

The best news photos of the day for August 23, 2013.

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on Nov. 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on Aug. 9, 2013. In Berlin, Wolodja is meant to be a mate for female polar bear Tonja. (AP Photo/dpa, Susanne Petersohn)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

A Syrian protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask and chants slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad, during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan, to condemn the alleged poison gas attack on the suburbs of Damascus, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Anti-government activists accused the Syrian regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that is thought to have killed at least 100 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Lebanese citizens gather at the site of an explosion outside of a mosque in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

The bus taking President Barack Obama on a two-day bus tour is washed in Auburn, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. From Auburn the bus is expected to head toward SUNY Binghamton where the president will participate in a town hall meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

A Lebanese man takes pictures with his mobile phone at the site of an explosion outside a mosque in the Northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Children watch the Deopokhari festival celebrations in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The festival is held to appease, what locals believe, a demon in the pond. Every year on this day cattle is sacrificed to the pond demon so that no human lives are lost drowning in the pond, a common occurrence before the festival began, according to locals. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Masked devotees take part in a parade observing the ancient Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, or the festival of lights in Lalitpur, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The festival, which is celebrated by Newar and Buddhist community, is in the memory of family members who died the preceding year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

A man recites prayers amid the destruction after a car bomb outside the Al-Taqwa mosque in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest in Giza Square, in Cairo's sister city of Giza, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi took to the streets Friday, holding scattered rallies across the city in a test of whether the ousted Egyptian president's allies can keep up the pressure on the government despite the arrest of much of their senior leadership. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

People gather outside the Al-Taqwa mosque the amid charred cars and wide damage, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

An Indian artist prepares an idol of Hindu Goddess Durga in Allahabad, India, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The five-day Durga Puja festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil, begins Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

A water-bombing plane spreads water to extinguish a fire in Adsamo, near Vouzela, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. More than 600 Portuguese firefighters were battling six new wildfires a day after one firefighter was killed and nine others injured when gusting winds caused a fire to change direction. Portugal's National Civil Protection agency said water-bombing planes were also being used to fight fires Friday in north-central Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Lebanese army soldiers stand next to a blast crater outside of a mosque, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

A Nepalese climbs a pole erected in a pond as part of Deopokhari festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - August 23, 2013

Egyptian army soldiers in armored vehicles block Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, during mass protests Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)