In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State positions in Syria as seen from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Garst / US NavyLink
Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey. The Islamic State assault against dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria could create a mass exodus, with as many as 400,000 seeking refuge in Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEDAT SUNA / EPALink
LOS ANGELES, CA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 -- A plume of toxic fumes from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that continued to burn World War II-era lumber pylons soaked in creosote prompting air quality concerns Tuesday as firefighters attacked the blaze from fire boats in the water. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Hikers head down a trail as the sun sets at El Escorpion Park in West Hills. The autumnal equinox arrived at 7:29 p.m. as the fall season came to the Northern Hemisphere.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A man dressed as a polar bear climbs a barricade as protesters take part in the Flood Wall Street demonstrations preceding the United Nations' Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Players from Team USA at one of the greens during the first day of official practice before the start of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Police officers detain a protester during a demonstration against the arrest of five suspected members of the Basque pro-independence youth organization SEGI, outside the Loyola Basilica in the Spanish Basque city of Azpeitia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDER GILLENEA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A pro-Russia rebel guards a destroyed bridge in the village of Nyzhnya Krynka, eastern Ukraine. A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated PressLink
A man in a medieval costume takes part in a historical parade from the Piazza Cattedrale to the race track ahead of the Palio Di Asti in Asti, Italy. The Palio di Asti is a traditional Italian festival of medieval origin that culminates in a bareback horse race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Setterfield / Getty ImagesLink
German farmer Harald Wenske travels on a barge full of pumpkins near the Spreewald village of Lehde, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / EPALink
A darted buffalo, who after medical checks will be sold to a breeder, is lifted on a stretcher to the back of a truck on a private farm in South Africa. While controversial, the game breeding industry is viewed by some analysts as helping protect animals in the face of rising poaching and habitat destruction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A student on strike holds the banner of Lingnan University with the slogan "Go forward and don't be scared by the difficulties," in Tamar Park, outside the Central Government Offices, in Hong Kong, China. Students are in the second day of a weeklong boycott to demand that Beijing withdraw its election reform plan and issue an "apology to the Hong Kong people."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEROME FAVRE / EPALink
The North Korean synchronized swimming team reviews its performance recorded on a small camcorder ahead of the women's free combination final of the Asian Games at Muhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center in Incheon, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YONHAP / EPALink
Vehicles stuck on the road during World Car-Free Day in Beijing, China. World Car-Free Day encourages motorists to ditch their cars for another form of transportation, while promoting alternatives to a car-dominated society, and is held Sept. 22 every year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ChinaFotoPress / Getty ImagesLink
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