Environmental activists lock themselves together at the main entrance to the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site in Balcombe, England, as anti fracking demonstrations continue, Monday Aug. 19, 2013. The action comes on the first of two days of what campaigners have called a "mass civil disobedience" to highlight their stance against the controversial gas extraction method of fracking.
Children touch a panther chameleon projected on a white object Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 during the opening of the new visual entertainment museum Orbi Yokohama in Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Visitors can enjoy an immersive experience of a wide variety of life on earth filmed by BBC Earth at the new facility, jointly developed by Japanese video game maker SEGA Corp. and BBC Worldwide Ltd., presented by SEGA's cutting edge technology.
Acrobats perform during a press pass of 'Hotel' at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid, Spain, Monday Aug. 19, 2013. 'The Hotel' is a new acrobatic spectacle directed by Maria Gutierrez with acrobats coming from Cirque du Soleil, Eloyze's circus and Moscow's circus, that has been presented at the New Apolo Theatre.
Pakistani villagers push a horse cart through flood water in Kala Shah Kako near Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Hundreds of villages were submerged and acres of crop land were destroyed due to high floods in rivers. According to government officials, dozens of people have died and over 100,000 people have been affected by flood-related accidents this month, mainly in urban areas.
Sri Lankan mahouts wash their elephants prior to the beginning of an annual Buddhist procession in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists throng the hill-capital every year to venerate Buddha's tooth relic which is taken on a parade on decorated elephants with traditional dancers and drummers performing. The event is considered as Sri Lanka's most prominent religious and cultural ceremony that dates back centuries.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly looks at some of the guns seized as part of gun smuggling between the Carolinas and New York, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in New York. Authorities say couriers smuggled 254 guns into New York City by stashing weapons in their luggage on discount buses. The men were caught in a police sting that netted 254 weapons in 45 transactions since last year.