Errol Fuller holds an elephant bird egg on Aug. 23 in Billingshurst, England
Aug. 31, 2014: Summers Place Auctions curator Errol Fuller holds an elephant bird egg on Aug. 23 in West Sussex, England. Elephant birds, now extinct, grew to be more than 10 feet tall and weighed close to 900 pounds. The egg is said to be the world's largest and is set to be auctioned later this year.
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An Indian snake charmer handles a cobra during the Teej Festival in Allahabad, India, on Thursday
Aug. 30, 2014: A snake charmer handles a cobra while waiting for alms from Hindu devotees during the Teej festival at the Sangam in Allahabad, India, on Aug. 28. The Teej festival, celebrated by women in Nepal and some parts of India, is observed with married women praying for long lives for their husbands and unmarried women wishing for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives.
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Extreme urban climbers on top of tall building in Kiev, Ukraine
Aug. 29, 2014: Yaroslav Segeda takes a photograph of a friend after climbing to the top of a building in Kiev, Ukraine. Segeda, 22, went up a fire escape before scaling 80 meters to the top of the skyscraper. Segeda went past the building's security guard, took the elevator & scrambled to the top. "I was a little scared as I followed the fire escape & went up the design of the skyscraper's tip," he said. "But once I got there, I thought how wonderful it was to be able to enjoy the city from such a height. Climbing buildings is my hobby & I do things like this a few times a week.”
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Marines practice shooting guns underwater in Russia
Aug. 28, 2014: Russian marines practice shooting underwater. They have been outfitted with state-of-the-art hydrosuits & masks to train for a secretive form of combat known as underwater sabotage. Photographer Andrey Nekrasov, a former soldier, took part in the drills. The 42-year-old, born in Bezhetsk in Russia, descended into seawater of 20 degrees, staying at low depths to complete shooting & mine-laying exercises.
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Motocross rider Maikel Melero warms up at the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Pretoria, South Africa, on Aug. 20
Aug. 27, 2014: Motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up in the South African savannah prior to the fifth round of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, as a giraffe stands in the foreground.
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People sunbathe on a float in a shallow tidal pool on the South Beach of Tybee Island, Ga., on Saturday
Aug. 26, 2014: People sunbathe on a float in a shallow tidal pool on the South Beach of Tybee Island, Ga., on Aug. 23. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in the south Georgia as temperatures climbed into the triple digits.
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Contortionist Odka in a bottle washes up on a beach in Brighton, England, on Thursday
Aug. 25, 2014: A contortionist known as Odka washes up in a large bottle on a beach in Brighton, England, on Aug. 21.
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A man displays his tattoo at the Hong Kong Tattoo Convention on Friday
Aug. 24, 2014: A man displays his tattoo at the Hong Kong Tattoo Convention on Aug. 22. The 2nd International Hong Kong Tattoo Convention features tattoo artists from around the world.
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Participants in costume at Eurofurence 2014 in Berlin on Wednesday
Aug. 23, 2014: 'Furries' gather at Eurofurence 20, which began on Aug. 20 in Berlin. The event attracts fans of anthropomorphic animal characters and includes artists, costumers, puppeteers and writers.
A squirrel monkey looks into the camera at the London Zoo on Aug. 21
Aug. 22, 2014: A squirrel monkey looks into the camera at the London Zoo on Aug. 21. The zoo held its annual weigh-in, during which animals' vital statistics are taken to help keepers check on their well-being & detect pregnancies.
Fans of the film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' at Somerset House in London on Aug. 19
Aug. 21, 2014: More than 2,000 fans of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' are seen ahead of a screening of the film at Somerset House in London on Aug. 19.
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Lukas Michul jumps from atop the rocks overlooking Navagio beach in Zakynthos, Greece, on June 23.
Aug. 20, 2014: Lukas Michul leaps from atop rugged rocks overlooking a beach on the island of Zakynthos in Greece on June 23. This is rope jumping: part diving, part rock climbing, & with a touch of engineering. He is part of a group whose aim is to rope jump in 80 places with the world's most ravishing nature & architecture. They plan to stage their next leaps at a cave complex in Croatia, a French viaduct, skyscrapers in Las Vegas & Johannesburg, & the Grand Canyon.
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Members of a street theater perform at the 22nd Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday
Aug. 18, 2014: Members of a street theater perform at the 22nd Sziget (Island) Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 17. The weeklong festival, one of the biggest cultural events in Europe, offers art exhibitions, concerts & theatrical & circus performances.
A veteran kisses his wife during the unveiling ceremony of the 'Times Square Kiss' statue in New York City on Thursday
Aug. 18, 2014: A veteran kisses his wife during the unveiling ceremony of the 'Times Square Kiss' statue, a 6-foot installation of the legendary smooch, in New York City on Aug. 14.
An inflatable sea turtle in Sydney Harbor, Australia, on Aug. 15
Aug. 17, 2014: A 16-foot-tall, 49-foot-long inflatable sea turtle named the Alpha Turtle is towed around Sydney Harbor past the iconic Harbour Bridge & Opera House on Aug. 15. The sculpture, created by BJ Price, celebrates the opening of the world's First Undersea Art Exhibition at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, which features a collection of Price's abstract paintings submerged in underwater display tanks.
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Lisa Sampson hula-hoops at the Circus Wonderland Show in West Sussex, England, on Monday
Aug. 16, 2014: Lisa Sampson, 34, hula-hoops at the Circus Wonderland Show in West Sussex, England, on Aug. 11. The mother of three performed a three-minute act, spinning as many as 50 rings around different parts of her body.
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A man wearing a custom outfit with wheels in Shanghai, China, on Aug. 10
Aug. 15, 2014: A French man wearing a special outfit with wheels performs at the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel on Aug. 10 in Shanghai, China.
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A man dressed as a knight in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France, on Aug. 12
Aug. 14, 2014: A man dressed as a knight stands with the Peyrepertuse Castle in the background as he participates in the medieval festival “Les Medievales” in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France, on Aug. 12.
Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in midair in Nanjing, China, on Aug. 9
Aug. 12, 2014: Students of the Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in midair on Aug. 9 in Nanjing as they practice for the opening ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. A total of 520 students will take part in the performance, which is scheduled to happen on Aug. 16.
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A worker stands at the top of a ride at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wis., on Aug. 9
Aug. 12, 2014: A worker is seen at the top of a ride at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis on Aug 9. The fair, which started more than 150 years ago, mixes agricultural exhibits with amusement rides.
A man transports paper replicas of various items to be sold outside Hanoi, Vietnam, on Aug. 7
Aug. 11, 2014: A man transports paper replicas of various items to be sold for the Vu Lan (Hungry Ghosts) Festival in Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam. Many Taoists & Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food & burning paper effigies of homes, maids & other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife.
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Swimmer next to a jellyfish off the coast of Sardinia, on Aug. 2
Aug. 10, 2014: A man swims next to a Rhizostoma Pulmo jellyfish, also known as a barrel jellyfish, near Nuoro, off the coast of Sardinia, on Aug. 2. This type of jellyfish is not particularly poisonous & measures about 20 inches in diameter.
Max Verstappen drives during the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in Spielberg, Austria, on Aug. 1
Aug. 9, 2014: Max Verstappen drives during the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in Spielberg, Austria, on Aug. 1.
A woman displays body paintings of her eye & her mouth on the back of her hands in Tokyo on Aug. 6
Aug. 8, 2014: A woman displays body paintings of her eye & her mouth on the back of her hands in Tokyo on Aug. 6. Japanese body-painting artist Hikaru Cho painted them at an event called 'Future en-nichi.'
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Seal on surfboard in Northumberland, England, on Aug. 3.
Aug. 7, 2014: Matt Stanley & Andrew Flounders got the surprise of a lifetime when an adventurous seal interrupted their surfing session near Amble in Northumberland, England, on Aug. 3. The pair had been on the water enjoying the waves when Flounders felt something nudging his foot. 'The look on his face was classic,' Stanley said. 'He got such a fright because he didn't know what it was. Once we realized it was a seal we relaxed a bit.' The friends were shocked when the seal not only swam up to them, but also clambered onto Stanley's board.
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A man photographs an art installation that commemorates the centenary of Britain's involvement in World War I, in London on Aug. 4.
Aug. 6, 2014: A man photographs the art installation 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda on Aug. 4 in London. The installation lights up the night sky as part of Lights Out, an event that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
Young wrestlers during the Nadam Fair in Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 28
Aug. 4, 2014: Young wrestlers gather during the traditional Nadam Fair in Xilin Gol League in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on July 28. The Nadam Fair competition consists of Mongolian wrestling, horse racing & archery.
Man works on figure during preparation for the Flowers Fair in Medellin, Colombia, on July 31
Aug. 4, 2014: A man works on a figure that is part of 'Giants of Flowers' during preparation for the Flowers Fair in Medellin, Colombia, on July 31. The event runs Aug. 1-10.
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Visitors smear black mud over their bodies near Tuzlata, Bulgaria, on July 30
Aug. 3, 2014: Visitors smear black mud over their bodies, using the mud from a lake near Tuzlata, Bulgaria, on July 30. It is believed by many that the restorative mud from the lake cures rheumatism & many other ailments.
Food artist Connie Viney puts the finishing touches on her cake art installation featuring Dame Judi Dench in London on July 30
Aug. 2, 2014: At her studio in London, food artist Connie Viney puts the finishing touches on her cake art installation featuring Dame Judi Dench, which has been commissioned by Yorkshire Tea in celebration of the 39th annual Yorkshire Day.
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A participant runs with his dog in The Sumo Run in Battersea Park in London on July 27
Aug. 1, 2014: A participant runs with his dog as they take part in The Sumo Run in Battersea Park in London on July 27. The Sumo Run is an annual 5-kilometer charity fun run around the park in inflatable sumo suits.
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Contortionist Pixie Le Knot at her home in London on July 29
July 31, 2014: Contortionist Pixie Le Knot, who performs in movies, ads & music videos, poses for portraits at her home in London on July 29.
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Giant Mr. Darcy sculpture installed at the Docklands in Melbourne, Australia, on July 28.
July 28, 2014: The giant, half-underwater replica of Mr. Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice' (as portrayed by Colin Firth in a TV adaptation) was recently moved from England to its new home in Melbourne, Australia, as it is shown here on July 28.
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Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkeling championship in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, on Sunday
July 27, 2014: Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkeling championship in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, on July 27, which is also known as International Bog Day.
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A giant puppet of a grandmother in the streets of Liverpool, England, on July 25
July 28, 2014: A giant marionette of a grandmother is walked through the streets of Liverpool, England, as part of the Memories of August 1914 event on July 25. The puppets tell the story of the city during World War I.
A diver takes a selfie in the Historical Underwater Park in Mali Losinj, Croatia, on Thursday
July 25, 2014: A diver takes his own photo with a replica of Apoxyomenos from the first or second century B.C. in Historical Underwater Park in Mali Losinj, Croatia, on July 24. The park features 11 exponents, placed between 5 & 15 meters deep in the water, which testify to the rich history of Losinj island & its region.
Man jumps into Lake Ammersee in Utting, Germany, on July 23
July 27, 2014: A man appears to fly among a dramatic cluster of clouds as he jumps into Lake Ammersee in Utting, Germany, on July 23.
A dog eats gourmet dog food in the form of a doughnut in Darwin, Australia, on July 18
July 26, 2014: Max the pup chomps on a doughnut in Darwin, Australia, on July 18. Renee Kotis, Max's human, has produced a line of dog treats that resemble people food.