The Week in Pictures: Aug. 28 - Sept. 4
Lava glows under a starry sky, a fairytale night in Rio, rainout in the dugout, K-9 cop laid to rest, miners get rescued and more.
A teenage girl from the Santa Marta favela slum puts on a pair of high heels for a group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers to provide dresses and make up for the girls, helped build goodwill between pacified favela residents and the officers who patrol them.
The Tungurahua volcano erupts in Baños, Ecuador, on Aug. 31. The volcano remains in "high activity" according to authorities.
Oklahoma City police officer Sgt. Ryan Stark, center, leans over the casket of his canine partner, K-9 Kye, following funeral services for the dog in Oklahoma City, on Aug. 28. K-9 Kye, a three-year-old Belgian German Shepard, died Aug. 25 after being stabbed by a burglary suspect on Aug. 24. Sgt. Stark tried to separate the dog and the suspect before fatally shooting the suspect.
More than 1,000 paramilitary policemen take part in an exercise in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China on Sept. 2.
People help remove dead fish from Cajititlan Lake in Tlajomulco, Mexico on Aug. 31. Close to 50 tons of fish have died over the last six days from unknown causes.
Members of the Cincinnati Reds watch from the dugout as heavy rain falls during a rain delay in the first inning of their game against the Baltimore Orioles, on Sept. 2, in Baltimore.
Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano stretches his hand towards a bull's horn during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, on Aug. 28. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.
Young miner Leber Vivas Gonzales, 16, center right, walks with his his arm over the shoulders of a rescue worker after he was rescued from the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, late on Aug. 29. Nicaraguan rescuers saved 22 of 29 workers trapped in the mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.
A Syrian man collects vegetables from a vegetable patch locals grew at the site where a barrel bomb hit a sewage pipe, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sept. 3.
Central American migrants sleep atop a moving freight train as it heads north from Arriaga toward Chahuites, Mexico, on Aug. 26. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally helped thousands of migrants head north. The once-open route to the United States has become so difficult that trains now carry a small fraction of the migrants they used to, and almost exclusively adult men.
Image released on August 28.
Malaysia Airlines pilots cry during a ceremony to hand over the ashes of pilot Eugene Choo of Flight MH17, at his home in Seremban, Malaysia, on Sept. 2. The flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July.
Workers dry the court after a suspension of play due to rain at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, on Aug. 31.
Spectators reach for a ball hit into the stands by Jo-Wilifried Tsonga, of France, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, on Aug. 28, in New York.
Landscapers trim grass in front of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's latest creation, an 82-foot white rabbit, as it leans up against an old aircraft hangar as part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on Sept. 2. Hofman's big yellow duck drew millions of visitors as it toured the island last year and festival organizers are hoping the rabbit will do the same.
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