Top 5 news photos this week


Photo: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool Photo: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai, India, on 18 August 2014. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna.

Photo: AP Photo/Dave Frechette Photo: AP Photo/Dave Frechette

Kyle Larson exits his car after catching fire after a crash in Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan on 17 August 2014.


Sydnor Thompson (90) kisses his wife, Harriette Thompson (91) while re-enacting the Times Square Kiss photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, to mark the 69-Anniversary of the end of World War Two and victory over Japan on August 14, 2014 in Times Square in New York City. A statue re-enacting the famous photo was also unveiled at the event.


Umu Fambulle stands over her husband Ibrahim after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious in an Ebola ward on 15 August 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus are being sent by Liberian health workers to this center, a closed primary school. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries.


Palestinian Muslims perform Friday Prayer on 15 August 2014 in what is left of Al-Susi Mosque in Gaza City after Israeli attacks. According to Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Palestinian death toll from Israel's weeks-long military onslaught on the Gaza Strip has risen to 1962 and 10,196 others have also been wounded.
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