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September 5, 2014

Daily life: August 2014

A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. --Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total)

Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)

Bikers and spectators gathered to watch the Qiantang tidal bore run on Aug. 13 as a wave crashes inland on the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. Known as one of the world's largest tidal bore, the tide rushing into the river mouth causes meters high waves that attracts throngs of tourists each year. Associated Press #

Ron Mcgee, bottom, and Shawn Williams sunbathe on a float in a shallow tidal pool, Aug. 23, on the South Beach of Tybee Island, Ga. National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in south Georgia. (Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press) #

Indonesian young boys play video games at its rental house where people can rent video game consoles with U.S. 3 cents per-hour, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 25. (Tatan Syuflana/Associated Press) #

An Afghan refugee boy, watches a kite launched by another boy, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 11. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

An Indian school girl walks through an alley in New Delhi, India, Aug. 28. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #

UConn students from Storrs, Conn., Gary Tu, Danny Wang and Victor Zheng, fish at Shenipsit Lake in Tolland, Conn. during sunset on Aug. 19. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer via Associated Press) #

Ashley Arnold, top, along side her Niece, Hannah Brigance, 10, both of Olive Branch, Miss., ride the Nemesis 360 during the Delta Fair & Music Festival at the Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn. Aug. 29. The Delta Fair & Music Festival continues through Sept. 7. (William DeShazer/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

Lightning strikes during an offshore storm in Duinbergen, Belgium, Aug. 23. Heavy cloud cover and storms have hit the region in the past weeks. (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press) #

People take part in "Yoga On The Hill" on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug 27. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

An Indian woman plants rice saplings at a paddy field after monsoon rains on the outskirts of Puri, Orissa, India, Aug. 21. The annual monsoon season, which runs from June through September, is vital for the largely agrarian economies of South Asia. (Biswaranjan Rout/Associated Press) #

Performers tied to wires rehearse for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Aug. 14 which opened Aug. 16, 2014 in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. (Associated Press) #

A shopper is silhouetted as he walks through a mall adorned with some Chinese lanterns, Aug. 21, in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) #

A member of the Coastal Pop Warner Eagles Tiny Mite football team practices in North Carolina on Aug. 27. (Alan Cradick/The Star-News via Associated Press) #

A woman stands on her balcony as she watches the activity along a street in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 1. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A woman walks under an artificial waterfall outside the Oceanarium of Lisbon, in Portugal, Aug. 13. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

A pollen covered bee sits on a sunflower in Sehnde in the region of Hannover, northern Germany, Aug. 13. (Julian Stratenschulte/Associated Press) #

A hot air balloon pilot checks his balloon as he prepares it for launch during the annual Big Bend Balloon Bash in Alpine, Texas on Aug. 30. (Courtney Sacco/Odessa American via Associated Press) #

People walk along a street next to Lisbon's Ladra flea market, Aug. 26. Every Tuesday and Saturday traders display on stands or stretched-out blankets on the floor their new and second-hand goods for customers at the traditional market. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Sailors decked out in blue and white stripes prep the Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtemoc for the dock after arriving in Seattle as part of its "America 2014" Instruction Tour Aug. 28, at Pier 66 in Seattle, Washington. (Jordan Stead/ via Associated Press) #

A man shops for shoes at the central market of Mariupol on Aug. 30. The European Union geared up a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk of war. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images) #

Houston Baptist University mascot Mingo looks at a dog through a window during the Houston Humane Society's "Meet the Mascots" family-friendly event Aug. 23, 2014, in Houston. The Houston Humane Society is teaming up with the mascots to help HHS find permanent homes for the hundreds of pets currently waiting to find a family home. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via Associated Press) #

Shadows are cast by the evening light as North Koreans arrive for an event, Aug. 31,in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #