Monday in Pictures: Refugees Rescued from Sea and More

NGOs assist in rescue efforts near the Libyan coast and West Indians celebrate Carnival in London and more images from around the world.

Manuel Solis pauses by the star of late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, which is adorned with flowers and mementos, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California Aug. 29. MARIO ANZUONI / Reuters
Fire rises from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, which has been recaptured by Iraqi forces. AZAD LASHKARI / Reuters

A Yemeni child lies on a bed at a hospital after she was injured in an alleged Saudi-led airstrike that targeted a market in Sana'a, Yemen. According to reports, a Saudi-led airstrike targeted a market in Sana'a, killing at least 10 people, including three children and wounding dozens of others.


A refugee from Eritrea sleeps on the Astral vessel after being rescued from the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and others NGO vessels operating at the zone.

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A firefighter passes beneath tape as he and others battle a blaze at a Presbyterian church in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Heavy rain clouds roll over the central business district in Bangkok. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP - Getty Images

Riders on horses gallop alongside a herd of fighting bulls as they come down an incline towards the entrance to the town during the 2nd 'encierro,' or bull run, in the Fiesta de Cuellar, in Castilla y Leon, Spain. The fiesta in Cuella is recognized as one of the oldest in Spain, dating back to 1499.


Indian government forces remove road blockades set by protesters during a clash after curfew was lifted in some parts of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Authorities on Monday lifted a curfew imposed in most parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir as part of a 52-day security lockdown, although most shops and businesses remained closed due to an ongoing strike called to protest Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.

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Performers participate in the parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. NEIL HALL / Reuters

Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

Sunday in Pictures: August 28

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