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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOOM DOSSO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason DeCrow / Associated PressLink
Tourists take pictures of each other on the border between Scotland and England ahead of the pending referendum on Scotland's independence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LESLEY MARTIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL IRUNGU / EPALink
"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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALLACE WOON / EPALink
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
A couple stands in front of the moon in Burgos, Spain, on Tuesday. The full moon is the third and final supermoon of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFPLink
Tuesday's supermoon rises in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFPLink
Smoke rises in the sky as a factory burns after an explosion in Ritterhude, Germany, on Tuesday. According to local media, the explosion occurred at a chemical plants area where lacquer companies Organo Fluid and Bergolin have sites.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGO WAGNER / DPALink
Colorful chicks are sold at a roadside stall in the Indian city of Amritsar on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFPLink
Kashmiri houseboats and houses submerged by floodwater can be seen from an Indian Air Force helicopter during rescue and relief operations in Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. More than 450 people have died in the flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFPLink
Performers rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers for the annual Pulikali, or tiger dance, in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, on Wednesday. The tiger dance is performed during Onam, an annual harvest festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated PressLink
A guard stands above a wall featuring dozens of sculptures of Chinese soldiers outside a shopping mall in Beijing on Wednesday. China's art scene continues to grow, and oftentimes art exhibits are held at shopping venues in order to attract more customers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
A wildfire burns next to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. As of Monday, the fire had burned through about four square miles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Frye / Associated PressLink
Comedy legend Mel Brooks displays his hands, including a fake extra finger that he attached to his left one, after he placed his hands in wet concrete during a ceremony at the TLC Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
A 16-inch water main that ruptured in Encino affected backyards and created a large sinkhole on Karen Drive. No injuries were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
A U.S. Border Patrol agent inspects the bank of the Rio Grande River across from Mexico near McAllen, Texas. Although the numbers of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into the area have decreased from a springtime high, thousands continue to cross the border illegally into the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
Families of Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico in Mission, Texas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
The moon rises with an orange glow as people watch from a rock cliff at Bondi Beach in Sydney. The "supermoon," known to scientists as a perigee moon, occurs when Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Rycroft / Associated PressLink
A Pro-Russia rebel looks at pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane near village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft." The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, but its findings appear to point to that conclusion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated PressLink
A nighttime view of the illuminated German Museum of Technology in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ZINKEN / EPALink
A young boy dives in a creek near the Italian city of Portofino.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A wounded Syrian child is carried into a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus, after reported airstrikes by Syrian government forces that killed over 10 people and wounded dozens. Douma is a rebel bastion northeast of Damascus, which has been under suffocating army siege for more than a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABD DOUMANY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
A Moroccan woman collects red seaweed, known locally as "red gold," on the beach in El Jadida roughly 60 miles southwest of Casablanca, after boats came back from fishing. This mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast is becoming increasingly scarce due to over-harvesting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FADEL SENNA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian tourist cries as she is airlifted into a chopper in Srinagar, India. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India has reached 400 and has put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Pakistani rescue workers and residents search for worshipers in the rubble of a collapsed mosque in Lahore. At least nine worshipers were killed when the roof of the mosque collapsed and an unknown number are still buried under rubble.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis warms up before batting during the second inning of a baseball game against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated PressLink
A traditional dance troupe whirls through the intersection of Cesar E. Chavez and Gage avenues during the 68th annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
The seventh annual Blessing of the Waves ceremony took place in Huntington Beach on Sunday morning, though the surf was deemed too big for the traditional paddle-out at the end of the service. Father Christian Mondor, foreground, leads a blessing before wading into the water near the Huntington Beach Pier. The service included Tongan Singers and a speech by former Olympic swimmer Janet Evans.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier's bat flies from his hands in the sixth inning of a game Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Michael Feinstein conducts the Pasadena Pops in a program of Great American Songbook songs about New York at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jenna Schoenefeld / For The TimesLink
French choreographer and dancer Dominique Hervieu, director of the 16th edition of the Lyon Dance Biennial Festival, is shown Saturday in Lyon, France. The 45-show festival starts Wednesday and runs for three weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A participant in the 5-kilometer Color Run in Brussels, in which runners get covered in colored powder, goes through a color station Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A jockey figure sits astride a dog named Tyson during a 50-meter pug-dog race in Wernau, Germany, on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Italian aircraft leave trails displaying Italy's national colors during the AIR14 air show in Payerne, Switzerland, on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTHONY ANEX / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Democracy activists are hit with a water cannon a "resistance workshop" Sunday in Hong Kong during to prepare for demonstrations involving civil disobedience. Pro-democracy groups vowed a "new era of civil disobedience" after Beijing imposed limits on future elections in the Chinese territory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX OGLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The Tai Hang fire dragon dance is performed Sunday in Hong Kong as part of the first day of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX OGLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian man plays with his baby on a beach in Gaza City on Sunday, 12 days after the start of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Hindus splash water on a statue of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha before immersing it in the Arabian Sea on Monday, the final day of the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi in Mumbai, India,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
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