August 12: Today's best images

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August 12: Today's best images
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and released Wednesday Aug. 12, 2015, a migrant is lifted onboard by an helicopter from the Italian Navy ship Orione, after he and another migrant were spotted clinging to a barrel, in the Mediterranean sea, between Libya and Italy. (Italian Navy via AP Photo)
Maria Daniela kisses her father Daniel Ceballos, former mayor of the western city of San Cristobal, as he looks out from an apartment window with his wife Patricia de Ceballos, right, daughter Maria Veronica, left, and son Juan Daniel in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. One of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders started his first day of house arrest Wednesday after a surprise release following a year and a half in prison. The 31-year-old leader, who is awaiting trial on charges of civil rebellion, suffered from kidney and stomach problems during a 20-day hunger strike in June, according to his supporters. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 12: Simona Halep of Romania plays a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during Day 3 of the Rogers Cup at the Aviva Centre on August 12, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Migrants sit alongside railway tracks while waiting for a train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Macedonia is seeing increasing numbers of migrants flow through its southern and northern borders with Greece and Serbia as thousands transit through the country on their way from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
An unidentified woman relative of Bilal Ahmad kisses his forehead during a funeral procession at Awantipora, some 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. One civilian identified as Bilal Ahmad was killed when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel allegedly opened fire on people protesting against the killing of two militants in a prolonged gunbattle that took place in Pulwama district in the Indian-ruled portion of Kashmir on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz shatters his bat on a fly ball against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Seattle. Cruz was out on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The EPA has taken full responsibility for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
A man walks along the ledge of a building after hanging two giant Cuban flags, next to the US embassy, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The embassy will hold a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 14, to raise the U.S. flag, to mark its reopening on Havana’s historic waterfront. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Migrants on a dinghy approach a beach after crossing from Turkey to the Greek southeastern island of Kos, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Dozens of boat people from the Middle East are flowing into the Greek holiday island of Kos from nearby Turkey, joining thousands of refugees camped under wretched conditions. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Most of the time, photos tell the stories that words cannot. Here are a few powerful shots released on news wires today, August 12, 2015.
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