This day in photos: August 27, 2014

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This day in photos: August 27, 2014
GAZA, PALESTINE - 2014/08/26: Thousands of Palestinians are coming out to celebrate the signing of the cease-fire agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip under Egyptian auspices. (Photo by Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
London, UK, 5 August 2014. In the dry moat of the Tower of London, the evolving art installation called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red", by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, was unveiled to the public to recognise 100 years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Currently comprising about 120,000 ceramic poppies, the moat will eventually be filled with 888,246 poppies, each poppy representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war The last poppy will be symbolically planted on 11 November 2014, Armistice Day. © Stephen Chung/Alamy Live News
A body surfer swims through a wave at Seal Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Residents in Southern California coastal areas filled sandbags and built sand berms Tuesday to ward against possible flooding from big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie off Mexico's Pacific coast. A large southerly swell was expected to produce large waves, rip currents and strong longshore currents in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A mechanical horse-dragon made of wood and steel is presented to the public in Nantes, western France on August 26, 2014. This horse-dragon, created by the French artist Francois Delaroziere of 'Les machines de l'île' (The Machines of the Isle), is the hero of the show 'Long Ma' which will be presented in Beijing on October 17, 2014 as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the relationship between France and China. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Juan Malizia Gatti and Manuela Rossi, from Argentina, compete during the 2014 Tango World Championship Stage category final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Gatti and Rossi won the championship. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 26: Nicole Scherzinge pours water over fan Steffie Croxon for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as she leaves the BBC Radio 1 Studios on August 26, 2014 in London, England. Photo by Alex Huckle/GC Images)
Serena Williams of the US serves to Taylor Townsend of the US during their US Open 2014 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 26, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
MOUNT WASHINGTON, CANADA - AUGUST 3: Canadian pro mountain biker Brandon Semenuk competing in the Bearclaw Invitational slopestyle event at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island, taken on August 3, 2012. (Photo by Fraser Britton/Mountain Biking UK Magazine via Getty Images)
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - AUGUST 26 : Palestinians celebrate the ceasefire between Palestinian resistance factions and Israel on August 26, 2014 in Ramallah, West Bank. An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire went into effect on August 26, 2014, bringing to a halt 51 days of attacks. The ceasefire deal includes the opening of all border crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel, which would effectively signal the end of Israel's years-long embargo of the coastal enclave. (Photo by Shadi Hatem/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: Tamara Solarova of Slovakia is beaten by Montserrat Hernanadez of Mexico goal during the 2014 FIFA Girls Summer Youth Olympic Football Tournament 3rd Place Playoff match between Mexico and Slovakia at Wutaishan Stadium on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Stanley Chou - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: Katerina Marinova of Bulgaria competes in the Individual All-Around Qualification on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Gymnasium on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Pope Francis leads the weekly general audience at St Peter's square on August 27, 2014 in Vatican City. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 23, 2014 shows police officers and self defence force soldiers remove debris to search missing people at a landslide site three days after the disaster at a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan. The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 on August 24, as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Dancers from the Royal Opera House perform a piece entitled 'Windows in Progress' which takes place in and around various shops adjacent to the Opera House in Covent Garden on August 26, 2014 in London, England. The work, by contemporary choreographer Luca Silvestrini, is part of the 'Deloitte Ignite' contemporary arts festival at the Royal Opera House which runs from September 5 - 28, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 27: A model showcases designs by Jockey in the Resene Designer Selection Show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 on August 27, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
A horse-drawn hearse carries Michael Brown to his gravesite at St. Peters Cemetery in Normandy, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9 by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white. Protesters took to the streets of the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: People wait in line at Nathan's hotdogs at Coney Island on the evening of August 26, 2014 in the Coney Island neighborhood in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. As August comes to a close, Coney Island's busiest season, summer, is beginning to wrap up. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 20: Family members of West Point district commissioner Miata Flowers flee the slum while being escorted by the Ebola Task Force on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The military was called in to extract the commissioner and her family members from the seaside twon after residents blamed the government for setting up a holding center for suspected Ebola patients in their community. A mob overran and closed the facility on August 16. The military also began enforcing a quarrantine on West Point, a congested slum of 75,000, fearing a spread of the epidemic. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four African nations, more in Liberia than any other country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Italian actress Luisa Ranieri, right, who will host the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival, laughs as she walks up stairs surrounded by photographers during a photo call in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The 71st edition of the festival opens on Wednesday, Aug. 27th and runs until Sept. 6. (AP Photo/David Azia)
From left cinematographer Jake Scott, actors Giancarlo Giannini and Jude Law arrive at the Cipriani hotel to promote the short film, The Gentlemen's Wager, made in partnership with Johnnie Walker Blue Label, during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The 71st edition of the festival opens on Wednesday, Aug. 27th and runs until Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
People look at the work-in-progress ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' in the dry moat of the Tower of London in London, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The finished installation will be made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies, with the final poppy being placed on Armistice Day on November 11. Each poppy represents a British and Commonwealth military fatality from World War I. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A man crawls on a truss of a building to witness a fire that engulfed a warehouse in Manila on August 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
France's Michel Bourez rides a wave during the finale of the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event, part of the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) world tour, on August 25, 2014 in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. Brazil's Gabriel Medina won over US Kelly Slater. AFP PHOTO / GREGORY BOISSY (Photo credit should read GREGORY BOISSY/AFP/Getty Images)
Beachgoers watch large waves crash on the shore at Seal Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Residents in Southern California coastal areas filled sandbags and built sand berms Tuesday to ward against possible flooding from big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie off Mexico's Pacific coast. A large southerly swell was expected to produce large waves, rip currents and strong longshore currents in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Sherita Melton, 31, runs water in her kitchen after water service was restored Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 after reaching a payment plan with the city. Bankrupt Detroit says it has resumed shutting off water to customers who have not paid bills after a month long suspension that allowed thousands of customers to set up payment plans with the city. A moratorium on shutoffs ended Tuesday. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)
Crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a U.S. official said McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)
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