The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky above Lower Manhattan on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Two columns of light created by 88 searchlights commemorate the World Trade Center Twin Towers that were destroyed in the attacks.
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A woman grieves for her husband at the South Tower Memorial Pool before 9/11 anniversary commemoration ceremonies at the World Trade Center site in New York.
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A woman places flowers in the inscribed names of victims along the edge of the North Memorial Pool during 13th anniversary observances of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
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South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walks through a media throng outside the High Court in Pretoria after being found not guilty of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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Tears dampen Oscar Pistorius' face as a judge begins to announce her verdict at the High Court in Pretoria in his trial in the 2013 Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend. The judge found that Pistorius was not guilty of the premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp, dismissing the most serious of the charges against him.
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Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of an Ebola victim from a garage in Monrovia, Liberia. The World Health Organization has warned that Liberia, already hardest-hit by the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, should brace for thousands of new cases in the coming weeks.
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A man is arrested in Berkeley, Mo., near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where protesters' attempts to shut down Interstate 70 by walking onto the highway were thwarted by police. Organizers said the protest was designed as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, by a white police officer on Aug. 9.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Carson / St. Louis Post-DispatchLink
A model shows a piece from the Betsey Johnson spring collection at New York Fashion Week.
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Tourists take pictures of each other on the border between Scotland and England ahead of the pending referendum on Scotland's independence.
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Catalonian flags are prominently displayed during a rally in Barcelona, where separatists -- inspired by a pending independence vote in Scotland -- were trying to raise support for a similar vote on Catalonia's secession from Spain, which the central government in Madrid insists would be illegal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian woman walks past a destroyed house in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel's deputy foreign minister,Tzahi Hanegbi , warned that Hamas was likely to resume "violence" if it feels it has made no political gains from upcoming talks in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAID KHATIB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Kenyan sex worker covers her face during a protest outside the offices of Independent Policing Oversight Authority in Nairobi against the alleged killing by police of another prostitute.
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"Grumpy Queen Victoria" glares at a subject during the Sentosa Buskers Festival 2014 in Singapore. The festival features over 19 street performers from Australia, Britain and Canada.
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Residents of the Morro da Mineira favela in Rio de Janeiro play on a newly built soccer field that has energy-capturing tiles installed under its artificial turf that covert the players' footsteps into power for the lights that illuminate the field. h powered by player's footsteps, in Rio de Janeiro. The project, sponsored by British oil giant Shell, has around 200 energy-capturing tiles installed along the width and breadth of the field and covered by a layer of AstroTurf.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Silvia Izquierdo / Associated PressLink
An artwork consisting of 2,000 light bulbs titled "Scattered Light," created by American artist Jim Campbell, is illuminated at an exhibition in Hong Kong's Central district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated PressLink
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