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Crime scene technicians work around a covered body on 5th Avenue after the shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday. Authorities say a gunman shot and killed a former co-worker and was then killed himself by police in a gunfight that left nine other people injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Louis Lanzano / Associated Press

A time exposure photo of a thunderstorm with lightning strikes over Zurich.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA / EPA

Satellite image released by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Isaac south-southwest of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Haiti hunkered down Friday as forecasters warned that Tropical Storm Isaac could drench the impoverished country still recovering from a deadly earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP

Children look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches. Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, but seemed unlikely to gain enough steam early Friday to strike the island of Hispaniola as a hurricane.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo Arduengo / Associated Press

Fans soak up the atmosphere as Coheed and Cambria perform live on the Main Stage during Day 1 of Reading Festival 2012 in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simone Joyner / Getty Images

A woman surfs in the waves of the so-called Eisbach canal, a popular site for surfers in the English Garden in Munich, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP / Getty Images

Chinese cosplay enthusiasts attend the 2012 Animation and Comics Fair. Cosplay, short for "costume play" inspired by manga, anime or comics characters, originated in Japan in the mid-1990s and has grown in popularity among youth in China despite the ongoing disputes between the two countries over islands in the East China Seas known as Diaoyudao or Senkaku islands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

People mourn the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, outside the national palace, the official residence of the prime minister. Thousands gathered outside the entrance to the palace to grieve, four days after Zenawi died of an unknown illness.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

Alan Lawrence, skipper of the yacht Intasure Hooligan, looks for wind ahead of the Lipton Cup sailing regatta in False Bay. The Lipton Cup, for which only L26 boats are eligible, is the oldest and most prestigious regatta of its kind in Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Jose Eduardo dos Santos and MPLA supporters gather at the Square of Independence. Angola will hold general elections on Aug. 31, which will define the composition of parliament and the names of the president and vice president of the republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO NOVAIS / EPA

A Sunni gunman fires his AK-47 machine gun during clashes that erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian regime gunmen in the northern port city of Tripoli. The latest round of fighting first erupted on Monday in northern Lebanon and at least 15 have been killed in Tripoli this week and more than 100 have been wounded in fighting that is a spillover from Syria's civil war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

The Egyptian army install barbed wire fences in front of the Presidential Palace in Cairo, as anti-Morsi opposition parties and groups are expected to hold demonstrations against what they say is a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of state institutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images

Family members put a new set of clothing on the preserved body of their relative during a traditional ritual called "Ma'nene" in Indonesia. The ritual is held once every few years when family members gather to clean the graves and change the clothes of their deceased relatives to honor their spirits.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elang Herdian / Associated Press

South Korean students wearing traditional Korean costumes perform during a graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A 5-day-old baby hippopotamus and its mother, 21-year-old Kibu, at the National Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD YUSNI / EPA

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Pictures in the News | August 24, 2012

Weather is on display as we begin Friday’s Pictures in the News. A time exposure of a thunderstorm shows several lightning strikes over Zurich, Switzerland. In the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Isaac is south-southwest of the Dominican Republic.  Haiti will hunker down Friday as forecasters warned that Isaac could drench the impoverished country still recovering from a deadly earthquake.

In Europe, fans soak up the atmosphere at the Main Stage during Day 1 of Reading Festival 2012 in England and a woman surfs in the waves of the so-called Eisbach canal, a popular site for surfers in the English Garden in Munich, Germany.

On the African continent, people mourn the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi outside the national palace in Addis Ababa; Angolans gather at the Square of Independence ahead of general elections next week; and  the Lipton Cup, the oldest and most prestigious regatta of its kind in Africa, is set to begin in False Bay, South Africa.

And family members put on a new set of clothing on the preserved body of their relative during a traditional ritual called “Ma’nene” in Indonesia. The ritual is held once every few years when family members gather to clean the graves and change the clothes of their deceased relatives to honor their spirits.

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