Aquatic plants exhibition at Shuangxi Park in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 11
Sept. 15, 2014: A young girl sits on a giant Victoria water lily leaf at the aquatic plants exhibition at Shuangxi Park in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 11. Victoria is a genus of water lilies in the plant family Nymphaeaceae. It has very large green leaves that lie flat on the water's surface. The leaf of Victoria is able to support quite a large amount of weight due to the plant's structure, although the leaf itself is quite delicate.
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Stuntman performing during World Nomad Games in Kyrchin Gorge, Kyrgyz Republic, on Wednesday
Sept. 14, 2014: A Kyrgyz stuntman performs during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin Gorge, located about 200 miles from Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, on Sept. 10. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan took part in the games.
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Alex & Sherri Groff watch a vintage baseball game at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia on Sept. 6
Sept. 13, 2014: Alex & Sherri Groff, dressed in 1860s-style clothing, watch a vintage baseball game during the 2014 Base-Ball Exhibition & Fair at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia on Sept. 6. At the exhibition, clubs played baseball according to rules from 1864.
Tester Niklas Thiel poses with an electroencephalography cap in Garching, Germany, on Sept. 9
Sept. 12, 2014: Tester Niklas Thiel poses with an electroencephalography cap at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen near Munich on Sept. 9. Researchers are experimenting with computer-translated brain impulses as a way for pilots to control airplanes without touching the planes' controls. The solution, if achieved, would contribute to greater flight safety & would reduce pilots' workloads.
IMAX celebrates the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz' with fans dressed as Dorothy in London on Wednesday
Sept. 11, 2014: 'Wizard of Oz' fans dressed as Dorothy descend on London as they head for The Empire Leicester Square IMAX to celebrate the 75th anniversary release of the classic film on Friday.
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Costumed people protest in Times Square, New York City, on Monday
Sept. 10, 2014: Costumed people who work taking photos & collecting tips from people in Times Square hold a protest on Sept. 8. The protest targeted a press conference announcing new legislation that would introduce licensing & regulation of costumed characters, the number of which has grown over the past year. There have been more complaints about & arrests of the characters in the past year, as well.
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A dog with a toy monkey for a jockey at the pug race in Wernau, Germany, on Sunday
Sept. 9, 2014: Josephyne the pug poses with a toy monkey perched on her back at a 50-meter pug and bulldog race in Wernau, Germany, on Sunday. The event drew approximately 160 dogs, which raced with miniature jockeys on their backs.
A woman & infant look at terra-cotta lanterns outside the Today Art Museum in Beijing on Sept. 5
Sept. 8, 2014: A woman & infant look at terra-cotta warrior lanterns on display outside the Today Art Museum in Beijing on Sept. 5. The exhibition is part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar. Family members & friends gather to admire the mid-autumn moon & eat mooncakes.
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Turtles being walked in New York City on Thursday
Sept. 7, 2014: Chris Roland walks his pet turtles, (from left) Cindy and Kuka, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan on Sept. 4. Roland has had the turtles for years & says he walks them daily.
Goats & hikers on the peak of Ergischhorn Mountain, Switzerland, on Thursday
Sept. 6, 2014: Goats & hikers share the peak of Ergischhorn Mountain in Switzerland at an altitude of approximately 8,300 feet on Thursday.
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Becky Holmes adds finishing touches to a wax figure of pop star Pink at Madame Tussauds in London on Sept. 3
Sept. 5, 2014: Becky Holmes adds finishing touches to a wax figure of pop star Pink at Madame Tussauds in London on Sept. 3. The figure has been suspended from the ceiling in the attraction's music zone. The singer, whose real name is Alecia Moore, is shown suspended from the ceiling on a giant glitter ball – a tribute to her famous “Glitter in the Air” acrobatic stage performances.
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Babies experience the Float Baby spa in Houston in August 2014
Sept. 4, 2014: Infants keep their heads above water in Houston in August 2014. They're participants in Float Baby, a facility that its creator, Kristi Ison, claims is the first baby spa in the United States. Ison, a certified instructor of infant massage, equipped the spa with custom tubs containing ozone-purified water, handmade anti-microbial towels & a laundering system that purifies without using detergent's harmful chemicals.
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Kai Holt sits on his board with Kama, the surfing pig, in Oahu, Hawaii, on Tuesday
Sept. 3, 2014: Kai Holt sits on his board in Hawaii with Kama on Sept. 2. Holt adopted the pig after it wandered into the family home at Bellows Beach. When Kama fell into the swimming pool they discovered he could swim. Kama is now something of a local celebrity. He is sponsored and receives free boards, clothes & other equipment from various companies, & he even has his own Instagram account, kamapighi, where he keeps his more than 940 followers up to date on his adventures.
Audience members in alien masks watch 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire' in London on Aug. 28
Sept. 2, 2014: Fans wear alien masks at an outdoor screening of "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" at the British Museum in London on Aug. 28. The event was part of the British Film Institute's Sci-Fi: Days of Fear & Wonder, which has its official start in October.
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A Chihuahua inside a car gets a piece of sausage in Zwickau, Germany, on Aug. 23
Sept. 1, 2014: A Chihuahua gets a bite of sausage from a visitor at a gathering of Trabant automobile fans in Zwickau, Germany, on Aug. 23. The Trabant was a small car produced in East Germany from 1957 to 1990 and has a strong cult following today.
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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.