In this long exposure image, the H-IIB rocket of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lifts off from the launch pad at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center on August 4, 2013 in Minamitane, Kagoshima, Japan. The launch vehicle carries a cargo transpoter to the International Space Station 'Konotori (HTV4)' along with a Humanoid robot Kirobo, which will be a companion for Japanese astronaut at the ISS.
Credit: The Asahi Shimbun
As part of ZSL London Zoo's extensive enrichment programme, Giant Galapagos tortoises have been given an upside-down version of apple bobbing has been going down a storm with the long-necked reptiles at London Zoo on August 8, 2013 in London, England. Keepers have hung ropes threaded with brightly-coloured apples from the overhanging branches in the tortoise enclosure, which the huge reptiles have to grasp and pull on with their beak-like mouths.
Credit: John Phillips
A toy seller rides on 'sea of sands' as Indonesian muslims people perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon.
Credit: Ulet Ifansasti
A muslim man sits on 'sea of sands' as he waits for Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo Beach on August 8, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon.
Credit: Ulet Ifansasti
Melissa Devin the Creepy Mermaid, who said that if she were not performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival she would be learning how to swim, poses on August 6, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The city is in full swing with hundreds of entertainers attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which runs from the 2 -26 August and is one of the largest arts festivals in the world, dating back to 1947.
Credit: Jeff J Mitchell
Sami Aslam of Pakistan is hit on the head by a bouncer during the Under 19 International Tri-series match between England and Pakistan at Sleaford Cricket Clun on August 6, 2013 in Sleaford, England.
Credit: Laurence Griffiths
In this aerial image, firefighting continues by a U.S. military helicopter after a U.S. helicopter crashed in the mountain on August 6, 2013 in Ginoza, Okinawa, Japan. The helicopter, reported as HH-60 rescue helicopter, by U.S. forces crashed in the premises of Camp Hansen, Japanese Defense Ministry was informed three of crews were confirmed safe.