Reuters Photographer Lucy Nicholson travelled to southern California to document the struggle faced by people whose water supply has run dry. In one of the towns hardest hit by California’s drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home. The state’s three-year drought comes into sharp focus in Tulare County, the dairy and citrus heart of the state’s vast agricultural belt, where more than 500 wells have dried up.
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Artists from 16 countries prepared their work for the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition in Australia. Dozens of sculptures will line the coastal path between Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. The exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for 1.24 miles and will run from October 23 to November 9.
The Miss Milk Cow beauty contest was held in Moc Chau plateau, 200km northwest of Hanoi. The beauty contest selects cows with a solid torso, high legs and large milk production. This year, 126 cows were chosen for contest among the 16,000 cows in Moc Chau. For more than a decade the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is organized in Moc Chau plateau to promote dairy farming as Vietnamese people’s eating pattern has been changing rapidly along with higher income. The winner this year is a four-year-old, weight 830 kg and providing 42 kg milk per day, double the average volume of milk. (Photos by Kham/Reuters)
Inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus. The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.
(Photos by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)
Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
After the Orioles rallied from a three-run deficit to tie the game in the top of the ninth, Derek Jeter hit a game-winning single to right field off Orioles right-hander Evan Meek to give the Yankees a 6-5 walk-off win.
Cement slabs that used to make up the Berlin wall stand in a vacant lot in Teltow outside of Berlin. A construction company purchased parts of the wall and offers the possibility to paint them legally after applying for it. (Photos by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)
An exhibition entitled “Defini Fini Infini, Travaux in situ” by French artist Daniel Buren is on display at the MaMo art center in Marseille. The MaMo contemporary art center is installed on the restored rooftop terrace of Le Corbusier’s 1947 Cite Radieuse (Radiant City) and created by French designer Ora-Ito. The exhibition will run until September 30, 2014. (Photos by Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters)
The first World Nomad Games began on Tuesday, September 9 with an opening ceremony at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata, about 270 kilometers outside the capital Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games.
Qin Riyang and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posed underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful.”
Mr. Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. Photos by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.