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Top News Photos: Aug. 31

The top news photos from around the world on Aug. 31, 2015 feature gorgeous weather from the hot, summer day in Germany, cultural practices at the site of the bombing in Bangkok last week, and protestors in Ukraine fighting back against a new amendment...


  • Tens of thousands of protestors from Gujaratís Patel community participate in a rally in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The members of the community from this western Indian state are demanding affirmative action for better access to education Top News Photos Aug. 25

    The top news photos from around the world on Aug. 25, 2015, including shots from the protests in India, migrants in Macedonia, and China's financial markets.

  • People confront police at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting at Walton Avenue and Page Boulevard on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in St. Louis. Top News Photos: Aug. 17-21

    The top news photos of the week depict migrants in Greece, dancers in Argentina, firefighters in Washington, jockeys at a horse race in Italy and other scenes from around the world...

  • Student's desks sit in the street outside Zorilla High School, placed there by striking high school teachers in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Teachers unions are on strike before the nation's budget is presented on Aug. 31. Top News Photos: Aug. 20

    Top news photos depict the aftermath of a deadly shooting in St. Louis, an elephant escaping from a mud pit in India, teacher strikes in Uruguay and other scenes from around the world...

  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Duffey throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. Duffey Stymies Orioles as Twins Roll to 15-2 Victory

    Rookie Tyler Duffey took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat struggling Miguel Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 on a soggy Thursday night at Camden Yards...

  • A couple competes in the salon category at the World Tango Championship first round in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Top News Photos: Aug. 19

    Top news photos depict Syrian refugees, Western wildfires, Lebanese trash protests, Argentinian tango championships and other scenes from around the world....

  • New York Yankees' Greg Bird, right, is greeted by Chase Headley (12) after hitting a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. Bird is the Word as Yankees Sweep Twins

    Rookie Greg Bird hit a pair of soaring two-run drives for his first major league homers, supporting an overpowering effort by Nathan Eovaldi and leading the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday for a three-game sweep...

  • Married couple Kenji and Kristen Kawasaki, far left, join others as they re-enact the iconic 1945 Alfred Eisenstaedt kiss photo, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in New York's Times Square. Top News Photos: Aug. 10-14

    Top news photos depict wreckage from an explosion in China, recreation of a famous post-WWII kiss, migrants in Italy, mine wastewater cleanup in Colorado and other scenes from around the world....

  • A wakesurfer competes in the 10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open on Aug. 14, 2015. Wakesurfers Congregate in Minneapolis for Competition

    Wakesurfers of all ages and skill levels are congregating in Minneapolis this weekend. The fifth-annual 10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open runs Friday and Saturday along a downtown Minneapolis portion of the Mississippi River....

  • Indian members of Devipujak tribe gather at a graveyard during Diwaso festival in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Top News Photos: Aug. 14

    Top news photos depict the Diwaso festival in India, refugees in Syria, Afghan street boys playing games, the American flag raising in Cuba and other scenes from around the world....

  • Secretary of State John Kerry, and other dignitaries watch as U.S. Marines raise the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba. US Flag Flies Outside American Embassy in Cuba, Klobuchar Attends

    The U.S. flag is flying at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, for the first time since 1961. The Stars and Stripes was raised to cheers and the playing of the U.S. National Anthem at the diplomatic mission next to the Florida Straits...

  • Sano's Two Homers Leads Twins Past Rangers

    Aaron Hicks had four of Minnesota's 17 hits, Miguel Sano homered twice and Mike Pelfrey picked up his first win since June as the Twins routed the Texas Rangers 11-1 on Wednesday night...

  • Tiger Woods talks in the media room after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Tuesday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Top News & Sports Photos: Aug. 11

    Check out a collection of scenes from news and sports events in the U.S. and around the world in today's gallery...

  • Revelers throw colored powders in the air during the Monsoon Holi Festival, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Top News Photos: August 3-7

    Top news photos of the week depict rowers practicing in Rio de Janeiro, top-ten Republican presidential candidates applauding at a debate, revelers celebrating the Monsoon Holi Festival in Spain and other scenes from around the world...

  • An Indian vendor carries a huge sack of flowers on his head at a wholesale flower market in Lucknow, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. On a good day, the vendor can earn 6 to 8 US dollars. Top News Photos: August 7

    Today’s top news photos include images of a Nepalese woman lying on the ground as she pretends to sleep during a protest; Ashamoni, the wife of a blogger killed in Bangladesh, crying in her home; a woman carrying a baby as she boards a bus after disembarking from an Italian Coast Guard ship in Italy; an Italian vendor carrying flowers on his head at a wholesale flower market in India and more...

  • Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic competes during the men's 27 meter high dive final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Top News Photos: August 5

    Today’s top news photos include images of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach wearing a jersey that reads “#1YearToGo” as he talks with the media, foreign visitors near Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan on the eve of the atomic bombing’s 70th anniversary...








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