Friday 29 August 2014

Air police

A Canadian Air Task Force jet CF-188 lands in the Lithuania’s Siauliai air base on August 26.The Royal Canadian Air Force will hand over their air policing mission over the Baltics to Nato on September 1.   Reuters/Ints Kalnins  


Guns and flowers

A new volunteer of the Ukrainian interior ministry's special battalion "Sich" holds flowers during a ceremony, where he and his comrades will take an oath of allegiance to his country, in Kiev on August 26. Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko  


Red carpet ready

Workers prepare the red carpet at the 71st Venice Film Festival in Venice on August 26.  Reuters/Tony Gentile  


Secret dinner

Participants laugh during the 4th annual "Diner en Blanc" in the Manhattan borough of New York on August 25. The annual dinner's location is kept secret until just before the event. This year it was held in Battery City Park along the Hudson River. Reuters/Carlo Allegri &nb


Traditional greet

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) takes part in a traditional bread and salt ceremony upon her arrival at an airport outside Minsk on August 26. Russia and Ukraine said on August 19 their presidents would meet together with top European Union officials in Belarus's ca


Car bomb aftermath

A member of the Iraqi security forces walk at the site of a car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighbourhood on August 26. The car bomb was detonated in the mainly Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding 20, police and medical sources said. &nb


Ice bucket goes to Manila

Philippine's Secretary of Justice Leila De Lima has a bucket of iced water dumped on her for the ALS ice bucket challenge during a break at the Department of Justice headquarters in Manila on August 26. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of - and money to fight - Amyotro


Helpful superhero

An unidentified man, who calls himself Mangetsu-man (Mr. Full Moon), cleans Nihonbashi bridge using a broom with volunteers while clad in a costume , featuring a full moon for a head, in Tokyo on August 25. While most superheroes fight crime, for one such Japanese hero the enemy is garbage and


Expedition vessel

Christopher Catrambone of the US poses next to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on the flight deck of the Phoenix I, the expedition vessel of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) project, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, before the vessel's first 20-day mission, on August 25. Th


The whole nine yards

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to compatriot Maria Kirilenko during their match at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on August 25. Sharapova won 6-4, 6-0. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton  

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