A levitating rhino, wooden hippo and giant rabbit, lightning in China, a wedding and funeral in Iraq | Sept. 3
The day in photos around the world.
Sunni jihadist forces, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), launched a major offensive in northern Iraq on June 9, resulting in the capture of Iraq’s second largest city on June 10. Counter-attacks by Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga slowed the offensive, and Shiite Iraqis have been volunteering in large numbers to fight ISIS. The US and Iran have been discussing the situation, and might work together to support the Iraqi government.
A filled-to-the brim metalware shop in Najaf seems to defy physics. Celebrations in Vladivostok commemorate the defeat of Nazis, and on the other end of Eurasia, people hitch a ride on an armored vehicle. Friday’s photo brief comprises these scenes, along with 17 other images.
Competitors scramble during an international climbing competition in England, unrest continues in Iraq, the Paralympics come to a close and more in today’s daily brief.
Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad and more in today’s daily brief.
Back to school in Syria, Buddhist monks protest, London fashionistas, and more in today’s brief.