Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai on August 18, 2014. Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna, was celebrated across the country. (Reuters/Shailesh Andrade
A fisherman transports a dead whale shark after it was caught in a net in Yangzhi county, Fujian province, China, on August 1, 2014. According to local media, the whale shark is five meters long and weighs over 2 tons. (Reuters/Stringer)
"A woman leads her painted buffalo onto a stage during a buffalo bodypainting competition in Jiangcheng county, Yunnan province, China, on May 18, 2014. Artists from eight countries painted on buffaloes to compete for a 100,000 yuan ($16,042) prize reward during the competition on Sunday, according to local media."
'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar
Mundane petrol station in Windhoek, Namibia
"Residents survey the damage in a Valparaiso neighborhood on April 13, 2014." Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez
"The mountains of the Sani Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains, between South Africa and Lesotho, on May 26, 2007." (CC BY SA Mark Peacock)
A man stands near the Letseng diamond mine in eastern Lesotho on July 31, 2011. (Reuters/Matthew Tostevin)