Although the four-day expo is primarily dog oriented it features a wide array of stalls catering to pet owners' needs as well as showcasing a variety of animals including reptiles, birds, ferrets, and rabbits. Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed on Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved. Burning rubbles in the market of Bouake, central Ivory Coast, after a fire broke overnight.
A police officer prepares to strike a protester as clashes erupt during a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay. Oxfam activists in costumes depicting leaders of the G7 nations protest in Biarritz, France on the day before the summit is due to be held there. A vendor sits as she sells models of the Hindu deity Krishna on display at a roadside ahead of the 'Janmashtami' festival in Chennai.
A masked dancer takes part in the Nil Barahi mask dance festival, an annual event during which dancers perform while posing as various deities that people worship to seek blessings, in Bode, Nepal. Protesters take to the street to face off with Indonesian police in Manokwari, Papua. The riots broke out, with a local parliament building being torched, as thousands protested allegations that police tear-gassed and arrested students who supported the restive region's independence.
People survey the destruction after an overnight suicide bomb explosion that targeted a wedding reception in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 63 people, mostly wedding guests from the Shi'ite Muslim community, were killed and more than injured when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding hall. A man retrieves his prize after climbing up a greased pole during a competition held as part of Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta.
Indonesia is celebrating its 74th anniversary of independence from the Dutch colonial rule.
Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche plays piano suspended in the air at dawn during the 20th "Jeux du Castrum", a multidisciplinary festival in Switzerland. A woman walks with a Kashmir's flag to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's 72nd Independence Day at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan.
The extraordinary moment a volcano erupted, shooting luminous hot lava from the surface, as a lightning bolt striked the centre of the mountain.
Photographer Martin Reitze, 55, captured rare images of volcanic ash escaping from the Ebeko volcano in Russia whilst the lightning froze the ash cloud in time. Martin, from Munich, was standing around a kilometre away from the northern crater of the volcano when it erupted.
The volcano expert said: "The strong lightning which shows in the image is a very rare exception, as it was much stronger than usual. People swim in a public bath pool in Zalakaros, Hungary. Some regions of the country have been issued the highest grade of warning by the National Meteorological Service as the temperatures may reach centigrade. A pro-democracy protester is held by police outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police station during a demonstration against the controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong.
Muslim pilgrims make their way down on a rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province. China issued a red alert for incoming Super Typhoon Lekima which is expected to batter eastern Zhejiang province early on August 10 with high winds and torrential rainfall. A herder struggles with his flock across a motorway at the city cattle market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage Hajj to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy.
Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the International Army Games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan. After a month-long tour of Europe, Trix is home in time for the opening of the new museum.
Flowers paying tribute to the eight-year-old boy who died after he was pushed under a train at Frankfurt am Main's station. The horrific crime happened last week and has led politicians to call for heightened security.
It is a finer example of history from one of America's most historical treasures. Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche plays piano suspended in the air at dawn during the 20th "Jeux du Castrum", a multidisciplinary festival in Switzerland. So the author took these letters and grouped them as well as the inmates letters and painted a picture of what daily life was like on the island. Buy it now: Amazon. I have cancer. Some regions of the country have been issued the highest grade of warning by the National Meteorological Service as the temperatures may reach centigrade.
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Delete Comment Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Cancel Delete comment. Deleting comment In , the Anglins' family claimed that the brothers were alive, but had kept a distance due them having to "cut all ties". One sibling had told family members on his deathbed that he had been in contact with the brothers from until , suggesting that this photo shows the brothers alive and well in Now, a letter from one of the men who escaped has lent further validity to this theory.
After just over 50 years, the FBI received a letter in the mail claiming to be from John Anglin, explaining that he and the others did survive. The letter was delivered in , but it has only just been revealed to the public, and reads:. His grave is in Alexandria under another name. My brother died in This is no joke this is for real and honest truth.
This is no joke," the letter says. The FBI officially closed the case in , saying "no credible evidence emerged to suggest the men were still alive, either in the U. Marshal Service, however, took jurisdiction of all federal escapes in and considers the case an open one. Today, Alcatraz is a museum and popular tourist destination. The FBI dedicates a page to the escape on its website. The men were discovered missing on June 12, , and the hunt was on.