Takanui Smith rides a wave as fellow surfers and filming crew react during the shooting of a remake of the 1991 film "Point Break" in the Hava'e pass in Teahupoo, Tahiti.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregory Boissy / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A long exposure photo shows smoke rising as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano before dawn, as seen from Brebes town in Indonesia's Central Java province. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level after it erupted 38 times on Thursday, spewing lava some 5,000 feet into the air.
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South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria after the verdict in his murder trial, where he was found guilty of culpable homicide.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gianluigi Guercia / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Isabella Galls, 10, shows her excitement over trying on new glasses with her mom, Roxana Galls, during the first day of a four-day Care Harbor free clinic that provides medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A large American flag is held during the national anthem before the start of an NCAA college football game between Houston and Brigham Young in Provo, Utah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Bowmer / Associated PressLink
Alex and Sherri Groff of Oaklyn, N.J., watch a vintage baseball game during the 2014 Base-Ball Exhibition & Fair at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The clubs play baseball according to rules of the game as it was played in 1864.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
A woman cooks a meal over an open fire in Ilovaisk, Ukraine, which has endured weeks of heavy fighting recently. Ilovaisk, which is about an hour outside of the separatist-held city of Donetsk, saw sustained shelling in August and is still the site of fighting between Ukrainian troops and the Russia-backed separatists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesLink
Scottish citizens pass a bagpiper in Edinburgh, Scotland. Polls are showing that the Yes and No camps are neck and neck in the Scottish Independence referendum. Scots will vote whether Scotland should become an independent country Sept. 18.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Rain / EPALink
Shiv Kapur of India hits a shot on the driving range during Day 2 of the KLM Open held at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Zandvoort, Netherlands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty ImagesLink
People try to rescue seven sperm whales that became stranded at Vasto beach, Italy. Three of them died, the other four were successfully released to the sea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Massimiliano Schiazza / EPALink
Kyrgyz (blue) and Turkish (red) riders play the traditional Central Asian sport buzkashi in the first World Nomad Games in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan. Mounted players compete for points by throwing a stuffed sheepskin into a well. Teams of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan take part in the games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
This photograph taken from a Pakistan army helicopter shows an aerial view of flood-affected residents in the compound of their home surrounded by encroaching floodwaters on the outskirts of Multan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Valentino Rossi of Italy crashes during a first free practice session for Sunday's San Marino Moto GP grand prix at the Misano circuit, in Misano Adriatico, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antonio Calanni / Associated PressLink
Journalists attend the preview of a digital art exhibition, titled "Infinity of Flowers," in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / EPALink
Kanye West performs live for fans at Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Metcalfe / Getty ImagesLink
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