World in Pictures: On the wild side

Commuters drive over a bridge as a river swells below following heavy rains in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture. (AFP)

Soldiers fire M110 203mm howitzers during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Hsinchu county, northern Taiwan. (Reuters)

Maintenance staff work on a gondola overlooking the central business district, shrouded by haze in Singapore. (Reuters)

Ethnic Shan people perform a traditional dance as they waits for the arrival of National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Hpasawng, Myanmar's Kayah State. (AFP)

An Indian restaurant worker cuts onions for curries in New Delhi. (AFP)

Vancouver Whitecaps' goalkeeper David Ousted, left, of Denmark, dives to take the ball away from Colorado Rapids' Marcelo Sarvas, of Brazil. (AP)

Belen Suarez, a dog shelter volunteer sits with paraplegic dogs at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima. (Reuters)

A man kneels on the roof of a car on a road flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. (Reuters)

A businessman walks against strong wind and rain in Tokyo. (AFP)

A bus driver lies with his hands nailed to a wooden cross and his lips nailed as he protests against the dismissal of 50 drivers. (AFP)

Carl Johnson, right, and his son, Justin, check a storage tank used for watering livestock on their ranch near Crossroads, N.M. For about 20 years, the tank was unusable because the aquifer that provided the water was contaminated with oilfield brine that a company disposed of improperly. (AP)

Davor Stefanek, of Serbia, wrestles Tarek Aziz Benaissa, of Algeria, during their Greco-Roman 66 kg bronze medal wrestling match at the wrestling world championships. (AP)

Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)

Indian artist with his body painted with the likeness of a tiger dances before a tableau with a picture of tiger during the 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance procession in Thrissur, Kerala state, India. (AFP)

Dawn Harper Nelson of the USA celebrates winning the women's 100m hurdles with the official mascot at the ISTAF (Internationales Stadionfest) IAAF athletics meeting at the Olympic stadium in Berlin. (AFP)

A Chinese worker stacking soft toys at a factory before packing them for export, in Lianyungang, China's Jiangsu province. (AFP)

A man covered in black grease balances ontop of a drum during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras. (AFP)

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AFP/Getty)

Julia Kwinter dances on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. (Reuters)

A cook shows a grilled chicken to visitors during the Festival des Grillades, in the yard of the Culture Palace of Abidjan. (Reuters)

A boy sits in the aisle with a ball, with the intention of getting it autographed, near the end of the Roberto Bautista Agut and Novak Djokovic fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York. (Reuters)

Participants descend a hill in a home-made bus shaped car during the XXVI Car Festival in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. (AFP)

The #55 Ol' Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, driven by David Ragan, catches fire after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AFP/Getty)

Bystanders look at a car that has partially fallen into a small sinkhole along a street in Beijing, China. (Reuters)

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