Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on the final day of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland is one of the largest arts festivals in the world and was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Europe's biggest street festival, the Caribbean-inspired Notting Hill Carnival, takes over west London for a second and final day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILL OLIVER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People attend a concert of punk rock band Social Distortion during the Rock-en-Seine music festival near Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS SAMSON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Young Musicians Foundation mentor Jay Rubottom plays the double bass for sixth grade students at Lennox Middle School. The Lennox Enrichment After-School Program provides music education and enrichment opportunities to underserved students who would not otherwise have access to music education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Indonesian children react to a monkey during its street performance at a slum area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated PressLink
A member of the Kuwaiti diving team searches for pearls during the 24th Pearl Diving Trip in Kuwait. At least 160 divers aboard nine ships dive for pearl oysters. Pearls (dana) used to be a major contribution to Kuwait's and the wider Arabian Gulf's wealth before oil was discovered in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAED QUTENA / EPALink
A man stares at a storage tank still on fire in the Venezuelan Amuay oil refinery. Venezuela was in mourning after a massive explosion killed at least 39 people, injured more than 80 others and left about 200 houses and 13 shops damaged due to the shock wave.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEO RAMIREZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters relax on a sofa in the Occupy movement campsite area outside the HSBC bank headquarters in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong court on Aug. 13 approved the eviction of protesters outside the headquarters, giving them until today to leave the courtyard of the bank's downtown office tower, after which HSBC would be entitled to reclaim the site, in a major blow to the last outpost of the Occupy movement in Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pakistani police officers inspect a bullet-riddled car. Reports state that at least three people were killed and two others were wounded when unknown assailants opened fire on a taxi. A recent wave of target killings in Quetta has sparked fear among the residents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAHEED KHAN / EPALink
Indian residents play ball on a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai. The monsoon rains across the country have been more than 20% below average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan boy rests as his friends rehearse before the 7th Afghanistan Juggling Championships. The juggling championship, organized by the Mobile Mini Circus for Children, brought together the best jugglers from different Afghan provinces for the competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE CABEZAS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A shopkeeper looks out from inside a closed shop during a 12-hour general strike called by radical Hindu group Bajrang Dal in Gauhati. The strike was to protest the recent ethnic violence in the state, which killed at least 80 people and displaced 400,000.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Striking mine workers sing protest songs and march in a wide circle under the watchful eye of police at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg. Thirty-four strikers were shot dead by police in a three-minute barrage of automatic gunfire last week that also injured 78 others. The incident traumatized a nation that thought it had seen the last of state violence with the end of apartheid in 1994. Ten other people were killed the week before, including two police officers hacked to death with machetes by strikers who also burned alive two mine security guards.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Farrell / Associated PressLink
A resident walks along Bayshore Boulevard in between squalls blowing across the bay in Tampa. The Republican National Convention has delayed its start because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac, which is churning its way across the Gulf of Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris O'Meara / Associated PressLink
Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf states Monday, prompting them to declare states of emergency almost seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.The storm was lashing the Florida coast and with winds reaching 65 mph, could reach hurricane force within 24 hours, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center warned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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