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September 4, 2013

Daily life: August 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, China, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Germany and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 46 photos total)

Beale St. Flipper Markese Jones, 10, spins head-over-heels down the famed street in Memphis, Tenn. as Marcus Houston, left, picks up donations from tourists on Aug 13. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press)

Elaia, left, and her sister Lusitta, 4, play among 1,600 styrofoam panda bear sculptures displayed in front of Hauptbahnhof main railway station by the World Wildlife Fund on Aug.5 in Berlin, Germany. The WWF is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is drawing attention to the fact that only 1,600 panda bears remain in the wild. The display will soon travel to 25 other cities in Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) #

Two revelers kiss each other covered in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on Aug. 28 in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 20,000 people threw 130 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #

Robert Purdy, right, waits in line with others for a chance to enroll for one of 750 spots for jobs being offered by the New York District Council of Carpenters at its lower Manhattan office on Aug. 19 in New York City. An estimated 500 people waited in line for days in some cases to be the first through the door at 9am on Monday. While there is no guarantee of immediate placement and many will get apprentice jobs first, a fully trained union member can earn $99 an hour with benefits. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

Finishers take part in a mass color throw after completing the Singapore Color Run at Sentosa on Aug. 17 in Singapore. (Abdullah/Getty Images) #

Henry Leese drives a 1952 British Rail Ivatt number 46512 at Strathspey Steam Railway on Aug. 27 in Aviemore, Scotland. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Highland Main Line built as a transportation link to the South for lairds and landowners living in the northern Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #

Anne Caroline Thompson and the Alabama Dance Theatre perform Stars on the Riverfront on Aug. 4 at Riverfront Amphitheater in Montgomery, Ala. (Amanda Sowards/Montgomery Advertiser via Associated Press) #

A man takes a souvenir photo for a family on a lotus-shaped man-made island near the water lily planted on a lake at Zizhuyuan Park, known as Purple Bamboo Park in Beijing, China, on Aug. 14. Purple Bamboo Park, one of the seven biggest parks in Beijing, is a classical Chinese garden which draws many tourists. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

A man refreshes in front of a sprinkler in the Tiergarten park in Berlin on Aug. 26. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for Germany. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

A Bangladeshi laborer takes a break from refurbishing a ferry at a dockyard in Keraniganj near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 21. Laborers engaged in building ferries, that involves welding, cutting and painting, earn less than 4 US dollars a day. (A.M. Ahad/Associated Press) #

A man removed snow from the road at La Cumbre mountain on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, of La Paz, Bolivia, on Aug. 25. The snow fall since Saturday night and early Sunday has affected the normal transit of vehicle through the mountains. (Juan Karita/Associated Press) #

A surfer enters the water at Montara State Beach on Aug. 2 in Montara, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) #

A man runs up the "gostra", a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta on Aug. 25. In the traditional "gostra", a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. (Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters) #

Adrian Montes, from Sevilla, Spain, does a hand stand while posing for photos at Twin Peaks on Aug. 30, in San Francisco. (Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) #

Joseph Han, 5, and sister, Mary Han, from San Jose, Calif., explore the 211,000 gallon Seal and Sea Lion Habitat at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 14. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) #

A Cambodian farmer on an ox-cart heads to a rice field for work at Krang Tnung village on the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 21. (Heng Sinith/Associated Press) #

Chinese models pose for photos along a river in Jinan in eastern China's Shandong provinceon Aug. 25. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

A visitor pretends to fight with the Charging Bull statue created by Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica in Shanghai, China, on Aug. 15. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

People walk past a man selling roses on a street in Beijing, China, on the day of Qixi festival, known as Chinese Valentine's Day on Aug. 13. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

A woman uses an umbrella to avoid the summer sun at a park in Beijing, China, on Aug. 12. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

Crane rigger Andrew Reynolds removes rigging as a 12 foot-tall fiberglass replica of the planet Saturn is installed on the roof of Fremont's Saturn Building on Aug. 29. The 12 foot-tall orange orb, complete with a 24-foot wide ring of solar panels, was installed in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, also know as "The Center of the Universe." (Joshua Trujillo/ via Associated Press) #

A boy leans against the Echo Wall to listen to echoes reflected off the wall at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China, on Aug. 7. The temple, built in 1420, was used by emperors to hold annual ceremonies of sacrifice to worship heaven and to pray for abundant harvests. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

Visitors run away as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou Zhejiang province, on Aug. 24. (China Stringer Network/Reuters) #

A sailing ship makes it past Chicago Harbor Light during a rain storm in Chicago, IL, on Aug. 7. A group of Tall Ships as well as racing sailboats are in Chicago through Aug. 11. (Scott Eisen/Associated Press) #

Jordan Garcia performs a bri-out with his scooter as he attempts various stunts at the skate park inside Doc Romeo Park on Aug. 6 in Las Vegas. After blistering heat persisted through much of July in southern Nevada, lower and more normal temperatures have followed recently drawing life back to the outdoor recreation areas. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press) #

Misha Blackmon says goodbye to her daughter, Aliyah Young, 5 during the first day of school at Booker T. Washington Elementary School on Aug. 20. (Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times, via Associated Press) #

Instructor Kareen Camargo, center, demonstrates a move during an audition for upcoming classes for seven to nine-year-olds at the Miami City Ballet School on Aug. 10 in Miami Beach, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) #

Simon Charry drives to the basket during a pick-up game of basketball with his classmates from Naples High School at Fleischmann Park on Aug. 27 in Naples, Fla. The group tries to play after school as much as they can depending on the weather. (Scott Mcintyre/Naples Daily News via Associated Press) #

A worker pulled a cable across the mountain of freshly-harvested wheat at the Port of Lewiston on Aug. 27 in preperation to install a weatherproof cover to the pile containing more than a million bushels. (Barry Kough/Lewiston Tribune via Associated Press) #

An Indian woman adjusts her sari after she got wet in the monsoon rains in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 7. India's monsoon season, which runs from June through September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing butter during celebrations for Janmashtami in Mumbai on Aug. 29. Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Hindu Lord Krishna, was celebrated across the country on Wednesday. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) #

A worker steps on scaffolding with a life rope at an apartment construction site in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 27. (Tatan Syuflana/Associated Press) #

People enjoy a foam party in a disco, in the Toscany region sea resort of Castiglione della Pescaiadella Pescaia, Italy, on Aug. 7. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press) #

Summer vacationers pack a mammoth pool at the Tokyo Summerland in Akiruno on the outskirts of Tokyo on Aug. 4. About 12,000 people flocked to the pool to cool off under heat on Sunday. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) #

Sharon McCullar, of Texas, the curator of collections at the Lakeshore Museum Center, walks a trail being used to preview the future interactive museum during a groundbreaking ceremony at Hilt's Landing Michigan's Heritage Park on Aug. 28 in Whitehall, Mich. The 19-acre trail and open-air museum site will likely begin development in October with a grand opening scheduled for June 2015, according to The Muskegon Chronicle. (Theophil Syslo/The Muskegon Chronicle via Associated Press) #

Jerry Ramsey, left, pipe carrier from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, holds a pipe for Chris McGuigan, president of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, during a pipe ceremony at a dedication and groundbreaking at Hilt's Landing Michigan's Heritage Park in Whitehall, Mich. (Theophil Syslo/The Muskegon Chronicle via Associated Press) #

Passengers sleep on a train bound for northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, at Hua Lampong railway station in Bangkok on Aug. 15. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) #

Members of Shonkhoodoi Circus practise in a gymnasium in Darkhan on Aug. 23. Mission Manduhai is created by Chimgee Haltarhuu, a former Mongolian gymnast and victim of domestic abuse, who brought three US students and six young performers from Shonkhoodoi Circus in Darkhan to travel through the Mongolian countryside to give free circus performances. The free performances are held as a way to raise awareness on domestic abuse, by distributing leaflets on domestic abuse before and after the shows. (Mareike Gunsche/Reuters) #

A devotee swings a lamp in front of the Krishna Temple during the Krishna Janmasthami festival in Lalitpur on Aug. 28. Krishna Janmashtami, a festival marking the birth of Hindu god Krishna, is celebrated by Hindus throughout the world. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters) #

A former Maoist rebel kisses his son after being integrated as a lieutenant into the national army, as part of the peace deal, at Nepal Military Academy at Kharipati in Bhaktapur on Aug. 26. This is the final step for the integration process of Maoist rebels into the national army. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters) #

Two Pakistani men chat while crossing a stream, dividing a neighborhood, using a rope operated bridge, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 28. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Weight lifters training at a gym in the Hamar Weyne district of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Aug. 12. As the security situation in Somalia continues to improve, scenes like this are becoming more and more common as people go back to their regular lives and find new pastimes that would have been almost impossible to do just a few years ago. (Au Un Ist Photo/Tobin Jones/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A man selling wafers waits for customers in Madrid, Spain, on Aug. 10. With temperatures reaching up 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) many people wait for the sun to set before going out for a walk. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza/Associated Press) #

Revelers play with fireworks in an enclosed area on the main street of the village of Paterna near Valencia during the annual "Corda" festivity on Aug. 26. (Heino Kalis/Reuters) #

Jake Hunt, left, and Huck Turner visit while driving as members of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah participate in a nine day excursion traveling over 100 miles in the high mountain valleys of central Utah and doing service projects for the local Forest Service units as part of a wagon trek/pack train celebrating the 40th anniversary of Back Country Horsemen of America on Aug. 1 along the Skyline Trail above Ephriam. (Tom Smart/Deseret News via Associated Press) #

Abby Lopez of Bremerton uses an exercise hoop to work out on the fishing pier at Lions Park in Bremerton, Wash., at sunset on Aug. 15. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun via Associated Press) #