The National Weather Service downgraded Hurricane Iselle to a tropical storm about 50 miles before it was expected to make landfall early Friday in the southern part of Hawaii's Big Island. Anne Kllingshirn of Kailua walks with her daughter Emma, 1, as storm clouds float overhead during the sunrise hours on Kailua Beach.
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Members of the grounds crew push water off the first fairway on Friday during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Roberson / Associated PressLink
Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig is congratulated by teammate Juan Uribe after robbing Angels hitter Josh Hamilton of extra bases in Thursday's sixth inning at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
The U.S. boat Quantum Racing takes part in the 33rd edition of the King's Cup sailing competition off Mallorca, Spain, on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KING'S CUP/MARIA MUINA/HANDOUT / EPALink
Pay up for charity or get doused. Beryl Lipton subjects Matt Lee to the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square on Thursday as funds and awareness are raised about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elise Amendola / Associated PressLink
A balloonist prepares for Friday's mass ascent on the first full day of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in England. Now in its 36th year, the fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Locals and Ukrainian soldiers take shelter behind a sign reading "Happy journey!" during fighting on Friday between Ukrainian forces and separatist militants in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN BOBERSKYY / EPALink
in Lausanne. Switzerland, to plead his case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Luis Suarez, a Uruguayan forward who plays professionally for Barcelona, finds himself surrounded by fans on Friday. He's been banned from all soccer-related activity for four months after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during a World Cup game.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Festival-goers attend British singer Ellie Goulding's Thursday concert during the Sudoeste Festival 2014 in Odemira, Portugal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIAGO CANHOTO / EPALink
A woman and her son launder clothes in a pond at a temporary shelter in Longtoushan in China's Yunnan province on Thursday. A deadly earthquake on Sunday killed at least 615 people. Hopes of finding any more survivors are fading.
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At a collapsed building, a woman burns joss paper on Friday to mourn families who died in Sunday's earthquake in Longtoushan, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPALink
Heavy rain in several areas of north India has caused rivers to reach the danger mark. A boatman rows passengers from the submerged huts of sadhus - holy men - on the flooded banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A boat commutes across the Mekong river in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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