Meteors light up the night sky above a road near Lietzen, Germany Sept. 7, 2015. The meteor is believed to be part of the debris of the Perseid cloud of comet Swift-Tuttle. The so-called 'Perseid shower' can be seen every year between July and October with its peak in the first and second weeks of August.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICKPLEUL / DPALink
A Nepali Hindu devotee prays with lit incense sticks in front the Hindu God Bhimshen in Durbar Square during the Bhimsen Jatra festival in Lalitpur on Sept. 7, 2015. A majority of the Newar community in the area worship the Bhimsen God during the Bhimsen Jatra festival believing it brings prosperity to their business.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFPLink
A Palestinian man wears a mask to protect his face from the dust as he walks past the Dome of the Rock mosque in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound during a sandstorm on Sept. 8, 2015, in the old city of Jerusalem. A massive sandstorm has blanketed much of the Middle East. Large parts of Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus were shrounded in a thick cloud of dust that meteorologists said had swept in from Iraq and Syria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFPLink
Gaza City is shrouded in dust as a sandstorm engulfs parts of the Middle East on Sept. 8, 2015.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFPLink
Farmers throw straw at Belgian riot police during a European farmers protest outside the Berlaymont, background, the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 7 2015. Thousands of farmers and tractors are demonstrating on the sidelines of a European Agriculture Ministers council, to protest against the decrease of their incomes and the increasing instability they are facing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURENT DUBRULE / EPALink
A refugee child cries as she sits on an overcrowded bus transporting refugees and migrants to the metro and train stations, after they disembarked from a government-chartered ferry in the port of Piraeus in the Athens area, on Sept. 8, 2105. More than 230,000 people have landed on Greek shores this year and the numbers have soared in recent weeks as people seek to take advantage of the calm summer weather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFPLink
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