The first batch of six elephants being paraded out of the Nagarhole woods for the Dasara season, at Veeranahosahalli in Hunsur taluk of Karnataka, Mysuru. The jumbos are on their way to Mysuru to take part in Dasara celebrations.
Policemen and security personnel stand guard around the busts of Veer Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh installed outside the Arts Faculty of Delhi University, in New Delhi. The Congress-affiliated NSUI claimed it blackened the bust of Veer Savarkar while garlanding the busts of Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose installed by the ABVP-led Delhi University Students' Union at the varsity.
In this photo taken and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress 73 cargo ship blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The new Russian rocket, that is expected to replace the current model sending manned missions into space, blasted off from Kazakhstan carrying a Soyuz capsule with a humanoid robot.
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system is seen after being unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran. Iran says the Bavar-373 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons.
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, left, reviews an honor guard as he is accompanied by his Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami during a ceremony to unveil Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system, Iran.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray arrives at the Enforcement Directorate office, in Mumbai. Thackeray is set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in response to the central agency's notice to him regarding a probe into IL&FS scam.
Pakistan police officers escort Maryam Nawaz, second from left, daughter of arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves an accountability in Lahore, Pakistan. Court summoned her for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray along with his mother leaves for Enforcement Directorate office, in Mumbai. Thackeray is set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in response to the central agencys notice to him regarding a probe into IL&FS scam.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, CPI leader D Raja and others during opposition parties protest, demanding the release of leaders detained in J&K, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Karti Chidambaram, Congress MP and son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, speaks to media persons during opposition parties protest demanding the release of leaders detained in J&K, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
US President Donald Trump points to the crowd after arriving on Air Force One at Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Kentucky. Trump is in town to speak at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention.
This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the outside of a Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Lancaster, California. The mayor of Lancaster says a deputy shot and wounded outside the station is going to be Okay after he visited him at the hospital. Authorities are searching for the shooter in buildings surrounding the station where the deputy was hit in the shoulder while standing in the parking lot Wednesday afternoon.
In this frame grab from video provided by TV Globo, an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus, steps outside of the bus momentarily on the bridge connecting the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The man threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval shakes hands with Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian National Security Council during a meeting ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in early September, in Moscow.
Demonstrators hold open the doors of a subway train as they leave during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off with protesters occupying a suburban train station following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.
Demonstrators sit during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station, where demonstrators and others were violently attacked by men in white T-shirts following an earlier protest in July, in Hong Kong. Japan's top diplomat told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is "deeply concerned" about the continuing protests in Hong Kong.
Festival goers walk along the towpath of the River Thames as they arrive early for the Reading Festival in Reading, England. The annual music festival runs over the upcoming holiday weekend Aug. 23-25, and attracts performances from many of the current top acts.
Orlando Bloom, right, a cast member in the Amazon Prime Video series "Carnival Row," poses with his girlfriend, singer Katy Perry, at the premiere of the series at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles.
Czechs march carrying a large European Union flag across the medieval Charles Bridge downtown Prague, Czech Republic. Thousands marched to mark the anniversary of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia and to reflect on current political situation.
This satellite image provided by NASA shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
In this drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year.
BJP MP and Bollywood actress Hema Malini releases a devotional album on the occasion of Janamshatmi in presence of Bhajan specialist Anup Jalota and Bhajan Ratna Kavi Narayan Agrawal Das in Juhu, Mumbai.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad being brought to a court by police personnel, in New Delhi. The leader was sent for 14 days judicial custody by a court after violence was reported during a protest lead by Chandrashekhar against the demolition of Ravidas temple.