28 August 2012
Last updated at 13:49
Surfer CJ Hobgood wipes out during his quarter-final run at the Billabong Pro surfing event in Teahupoo, Tahiti.
Couples dance during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dancers from around the world competed in the annual competition, the highlight of a two-week festival.
People light candles during a religious service marking the Day of the Virgin Mary at Sioni Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Mars rover Curiosity is indulging in a flurry of multimedia activity ahead of its science mission proper. It sent the first image from its 100mm telephoto lens, already spotting an intriguing geological "unconformity".
South Korean police officers rescue a fisherman from a stranded Chinese boat in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, south of Seoul. A typhoon hit South Korea's west coast, killing five people and leaving 10 missing after two Chinese fishing vessels capsized.
Men walk through the site of a suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A truck bomb had killed four civilians and wounded Gen Abdul Raziq, the provincial police chief, authorities said.
A clown performs during a preview of Slava's Snowshow in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands. The show was created by Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993.
Police officers stage a ceremony to dispose of more than a tonne of confiscated drugs, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Fireworks explode as recording artist Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the 2012 US Open, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in the Flushing, Queens, New York City.