Photos of the day - August 31, 2014

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Bruce Irons of the USA flies off the back of a wave during the Red Bull Cape Fear surfing event in Australia, Malaysian police officers march during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur and the Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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Bruce Irons of the USA flies off the back of a wave during the Red Bull Cape Fear surfing event at Cape Solander in Kamay Botany Bay National Park on August 31, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Bruce Irons of the USA flies off the back of a wave during the Red Bull Cape Fear surfing event at Cape Solander in Kamay Botany Bay National Park on August 31, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Malaysian police officers march during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Malaysian police officers march during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 and continues to this day. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 and continues to this day. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Croatia's Ante Tomic, right, in action with Argentina's Ante Tomic, left, as Luis Scola, bottom right, looks on during the Group B Basketball World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Croatia's Ante Tomic, right, in action with Argentina's Ante Tomic, left, as Luis Scola, bottom right, looks on during the Group B Basketball World Cup match between Argentina and Croatia in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)
A woman calls for assistance after being trapped by water at a flooded Ryparken S-train station during a heavy rainstorm in Copenhagen August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Jens Astrup/Scanpix Denmark (DENMARK - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT) DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL SALES
A woman calls for assistance after being trapped by water at a flooded Ryparken S-train station during a heavy rainstorm in Copenhagen
A woman calls for assistance after being trapped by water at a flooded Ryparken S-train station during a heavy rainstorm in Copenhagen August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Jens Astrup/Scanpix Denmark (DENMARK - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT) DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL SALES
A pro-Russian separatist walks along a railroad station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk August 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on "statehood" for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A pro-Russian separatist walks along a railroad station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk
A pro-Russian separatist walks along a railroad station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk August 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on "statehood" for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Bullfighters wait to do the "paseillo," or ritual entrance to the arena before a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Bullfighters wait to do the "paseillo," or ritual entrance to the arena before a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said around 10 people were evacuated from the building in Rosny-sous-bois that occurred early Sunday morning. Plus said that around another 10 people could still be underneath the rubble, and emergency teams were working hard to rescue people who might be trapped. "We could still find living victims in the hours to come," he said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has arrived at the scene, but couldn't confirm a theory that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. French authorities say a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb has collapsed after an explosion, killing a child. More people are thought to underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said around 10 people were evacuated from the building in Rosny-sous-bois that occurred early Sunday morning. Plus said that around another 10 people could still be underneath the rubble, and emergency teams were working hard to rescue people who might be trapped. "We could still find living victims in the hours to come," he said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has arrived at the scene, but couldn't confirm a theory that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Protesters wave their mobile phones during a rally, after China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Protesters wave their mobile phones during a rally, after China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature's standing committee announced Sunday that all candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Shadows are cast by the evening light as North Koreans arrive for an event, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Shadows are cast by the evening light as North Koreans arrive for an event, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Afghan police guards the scene during a ceremony to burn of confiscated illegal opium or raw heroine in Herat, Afghanistan, August 31, 2014. Afghan authorities burned opium which the security forces have confiscated during various recent operations across the country. According to media reports Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of the drug. (EPA/JALIL REZAYEE)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Afghan police guards the scene during a ceremony to burn of confiscated illegal opium or raw heroine in Herat, Afghanistan, August 31, 2014. Afghan authorities burned opium which the security forces have confiscated during various recent operations across the country. According to media reports Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of the drug. (EPA/JALIL REZAYEE)
Participants perform a dance as they take part in a parade during the 8th Multicultural Warsaw Street Party in Warsaw, Poland, August 31, 2014. The festival includes art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and concerts presenting cultures of ethnic and national minorities, and societies of immigrants who live in Warsaw. (EPA/JACEK TURCZYK)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Participants perform a dance as they take part in a parade during the 8th Multicultural Warsaw Street Party in Warsaw, Poland, August 31, 2014. The festival includes art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and concerts presenting cultures of ethnic and national minorities, and societies of immigrants who live in Warsaw. (EPA/JACEK TURCZYK)
Visitors look at the sculpture 'Turn to Happiness' of Chinese sculptor Wang Shugang at the exhibition 'Wang Shugang Beijing Berlin Projekt' at Ernst Barlach Museum in Wedel, Germany, August 31, 2014. The artist will receive the 2014 Ernst Barlach Prize worth 5,000 euros. (EPA/AXEL HEIMKEN)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Visitors look at the sculpture 'Turn to Happiness' of Chinese sculptor Wang Shugang at the exhibition 'Wang Shugang Beijing Berlin Projekt' at Ernst Barlach Museum in Wedel, Germany, August 31, 2014. The artist will receive the 2014 Ernst Barlach Prize worth 5,000 euros. (EPA/AXEL HEIMKEN)
Ukrainian people enjoy good weather on the beach of Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine, August 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 31, 2014 called for talks between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists fighting in the east of the country, including on the issue of statehood. (EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)
Photos of the day - August 31, 2014
Ukrainian people enjoy good weather on the beach of Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine, August 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 31, 2014 called for talks between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists fighting in the east of the country, including on the issue of statehood. (EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)
A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), gestures in Islamabad August 31, 2014. Pakistan has been shaken by weeks of anti-government demonstrations, with violence erupting late on Saturday after thousands tried to march on Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence, prompting police to fire tear gas to stop them. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A supporter of opposition leader Qadri gestures in Islamabad
A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), gestures in Islamabad August 31, 2014. Pakistan has been shaken by weeks of anti-government demonstrations, with violence erupting late on Saturday after thousands tried to march on Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence, prompting police to fire tear gas to stop them. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Lebanese Army soldier Ibrahim Moustafa Shaaban, who was captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, gestures upon his arrival in Al-Mohamara village after his release, in Akkar August 31, 2014. Islamist Nusra Front, a group linked to al Qaeda, on Saturday released four Sunni soldiers and a Sunni policeman whom they captured earlier this month, including Shaaban, a source close to the group said. The circumstances of their release were not immediately clear. REUTERS/Stringer (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Lebanese Army soldier Ibrahim Moustafa Shaaban, who was captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, gestures upon his arrival in Al-Mohamara village after his release, in Akkar
Lebanese Army soldier Ibrahim Moustafa Shaaban, who was captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, gestures upon his arrival in Al-Mohamara village after his release, in Akkar August 31, 2014. Islamist Nusra Front, a group linked to al Qaeda, on Saturday released four Sunni soldiers and a Sunni policeman whom they captured earlier this month, including Shaaban, a source close to the group said. The circumstances of their release were not immediately clear. REUTERS/Stringer (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Alpha Jets from the Patrouille de France perform during the Air14 airshow at the airport in Payerne August 31, 2014. The Swiss Air Force celebrates their 100th anniversary with the biggest airshow in Europe this year. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRANSPORT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Alpha Jets from the Patrouille de France perform during the Air14 airshow at the airport in Payerne
Alpha Jets from the Patrouille de France perform during the Air14 airshow at the airport in Payerne August 31, 2014. The Swiss Air Force celebrates their 100th anniversary with the biggest airshow in Europe this year. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRANSPORT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.N. vehicles drive in Syria, near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights August 31, 2014. The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being held. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.N. vehicles drive in Syria, near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
U.N. vehicles drive in Syria, near the border fence with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights August 31, 2014. The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being held. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ride armoured personnel carriers (APCs) past Israel soldiers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, before crossing into Syria August 31, 2014. The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being held. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Members of the UNDOF ride APCs past Israel soldiers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ride armoured personnel carriers (APCs) past Israel soldiers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, before crossing into Syria August 31, 2014. The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being held. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in a formation near the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound after an attack by suspected militants in Mogadishu August 31, 2014. Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked the national-intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ugandan soldiers serving in AMISOM patrol in a formation after an attack by suspected militants in Mogadishu
Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in a formation near the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound after an attack by suspected militants in Mogadishu August 31, 2014. Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked the national-intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS WORD A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman leaves his home on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo, August 31, 2014. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the city name, of which he roams on his three-wheeled motorcycle. However, unlike the hero from the Batman series, he rides around in his machine, designed from inspiration of the "Batpod" from the movies The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, delivering smiles instead of fighting crime. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman leaves his home on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo
REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS WORD A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman leaves his home on his "Chibatpod" in Chiba, east of Tokyo, August 31, 2014. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the city name, of which he roams on his three-wheeled motorcycle. However, unlike the hero from the Batman series, he rides around in his machine, designed from inspiration of the "Batpod" from the movies The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, delivering smiles instead of fighting crime. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos August 31, 2014. Tungurahua, which means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999. REUTERS/Carlos Campania (ECUADOR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos
Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos August 31, 2014. Tungurahua, which means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999. REUTERS/Carlos Campania (ECUADOR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Women carry earthen water pots as they take part in a Jhulelal Chaliha procession in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 31, 2014. Jhulelal Chaliha, a 40-day-long fasting festival of the Sindhi community, ended on Sunday with a colourful procession of earthen pots carried by hundreds of male and female devotees on their heads for what they say to be the betterment of their family and society. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Women carry earthen water pots as they take part in a Jhulelal Chaliha procession in Ahmedabad
Women carry earthen water pots as they take part in a Jhulelal Chaliha procession in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 31, 2014. Jhulelal Chaliha, a 40-day-long fasting festival of the Sindhi community, ended on Sunday with a colourful procession of earthen pots carried by hundreds of male and female devotees on their heads for what they say to be the betterment of their family and society. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Pro-democracy protesters switch on their mobile phones during a campaign to kick off the Occupy Central civil disobedience event in front of the financial Central district in Hong Kong August 31, 2014. China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017. Thousands of "Occupy Central" activists, who are demanding Beijing allow a real, free election, are threatening to blockade the city's business district in retaliation as part of a campaign of civil disobedience. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Pro-democracy protesters switch on their mobile phones during a campaign to kick off the Occupy Central civil disobedience event in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy protesters switch on their mobile phones during a campaign to kick off the Occupy Central civil disobedience event in front of the financial Central district in Hong Kong August 31, 2014. China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017. Thousands of "Occupy Central" activists, who are demanding Beijing allow a real, free election, are threatening to blockade the city's business district in retaliation as part of a campaign of civil disobedience. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A vendor sells T-shirts printed with images of Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a street store in the center of St. Petersburg, August 31, 2014. Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Moscow could not stand aside when people were being shot at in Ukraine, he told Russia's state TV Channel 1 in an interview. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A vendor sells T-shirts printed with images of Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a street store in the center of St. Petersburg
A vendor sells T-shirts printed with images of Russia's President Vladimir Putin at a street store in the center of St. Petersburg, August 31, 2014. Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Moscow could not stand aside when people were being shot at in Ukraine, he told Russia's state TV Channel 1 in an interview. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riot police clash with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 31, 2014. Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis failed.Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riot police clash with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during the Revolution March in Islamabad
Riot police clash with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 31, 2014. Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis failed.Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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