Friday 22 August 2014

Deng remembered

Paramilitary policemen pose for photographs in front of a statue of Chinese late leader Deng Xiaoping during a ceremony to mark the upcoming 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng, in Guang'an, Sichuan province on August 18. Deng's birth anniversary will be marked on Friday, August 22.


Mob message

People protest the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles, at a rally outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California on August 17. Police are investigating the shooting death of the unarmed black man by an officer during an "investigative stop" that led to a struggle.


Proud owner

An entrant sits in his 1902 Toledo Model A Stanhope Ranabout during the Concours d'Elegance at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California on August 17. The Concours tops a week-long celebration of automobiles and car culture on the Monterey Peninsula. Reuters/Michael Fiala


Jessica, the pitcher

Actress Jessica Alba is all smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 17. Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports  


Cabbage art

A man takes pictures of a sculpture of a Chinese cabbage outside an ecological agriculture company in Suzhou, Jiangsu province on August 16. Reuters/Stringer  


Campaign chaos

Thousands of pro-Beijing protesters gather to march in the streets to demonstrate against a pro-democracy Occupy Central campaign in Hong Kong August 17, 2014. Tens of thousands gathered in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign that has threatened to


Everyone wins

The Worst in Show trophy waits on stage during the Concours d'Lemons car show in Seaside, California on August 16. The event which "celebrates the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world" is held during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week that culminates with the Con


Bareback fall

Carlo Sanna, the jockey of "Valdimontone" or Ram parish, crashes at the San Martino curve during the Palio of Siena horse race in Siena on August 16. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped cen


Fists of fury

Protesters march and hold their fists aloft during ongoing demonstrations in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 16. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racia



Performers present a synchronised act during the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games opening ceremony, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, on August 16. Reuters/Aly Song

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