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Day in Photos: August 31, 2017

World | News18 | August 31, 2017, 6:50 pm
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 Ajmer: A Muslim child taking a selfie with goat ahead of the festival of Eid al-Adha in Ajmer, Rajasthan on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Ajmer: A Muslim child taking a selfie with goat ahead of the festival of Eid al-Adha in Ajmer, Rajasthan on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Duisburg: Artists work on a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark (lit. 'Landscape Park') in Duisburg, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Artists from Duisburg want to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle in the world. The Guinness jury will examine the sandcastle on Sept. 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

Duisburg: Artists work on a sandcastle at the Landschaftspark (lit. 'Landscape Park') in Duisburg, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Artists from Duisburg want to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle in the world. The Guinness jury will examine the sandcastle on Sept. 1, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 New Delhi: Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel felicitates badminton players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi and their coaches P Gopichand and Vimal Kumar at a function in New Delhi on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel felicitates badminton players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi and their coaches P Gopichand and Vimal Kumar at a function in New Delhi on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Ghaziabad: Union Minister for State for External Affairs VK Singh and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath giving away housing documents under Pradham Mantri Awas Yojana at an event in Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Ghaziabad: Union Minister for State for External Affairs VK Singh and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath giving away housing documents under Pradham Mantri Awas Yojana at an event in Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Gaya: Accused Rocky Yadav at Gaya court after being convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder case in Gaya on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Gaya: Accused Rocky Yadav at Gaya court after being convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder case in Gaya on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Ghaziabad: Guardians of children protesting against private schools in Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Ghaziabad: Guardians of children protesting against private schools in Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Manila: Indonesian Abdon Nababan, gestures, as he receives the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay award from Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo during a presentation ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)

Manila: Indonesian Abdon Nababan, gestures, as he receives the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay award from Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo during a presentation ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Shimla: ABVP activists stage a protest against police department in Shimla on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Shimla: ABVP activists stage a protest against police department in Shimla on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Kolkata: Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India interacts with media in Kolkata on Thursday during launch of offers ahead of Durga Puja festival. (Image: PTI)

Kolkata: Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India interacts with media in Kolkata on Thursday during launch of offers ahead of Durga Puja festival. (Image: PTI)

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 Bangkok: A Thai customs official display some of the 136 pangolins and 450 kgs. (992 lbs.) of pangolin scales it seized, estimated to be worth over 2.5 million baht (USD$75,278) during a press conference at the Customs Department headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Officials received a tip-off that there would be an attempt to smuggle pangolins from Malaysia. (Image: AP)

Bangkok: A Thai customs official display some of the 136 pangolins and 450 kgs. (992 lbs.) of pangolin scales it seized, estimated to be worth over 2.5 million baht (USD$75,278) during a press conference at the Customs Department headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Officials received a tip-off that there would be an attempt to smuggle pangolins from Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 Port Arthur: Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)

Port Arthur: Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes and businesses in Port Arthur, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Chennai: Devotees carrying the idols of Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Bay of Bengal near Chennai after the end of Ganesh Utsav on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

Chennai: Devotees carrying the idols of Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Bay of Bengal near Chennai after the end of Ganesh Utsav on Thursday. (Image: PTI)

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 Berlin: Echo Zou of the Ubtech Robotics Company shows Jimu Robots which can be put together and programmed via a mobile phone app at the IFA 2017 tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)

Berlin: Echo Zou of the Ubtech Robotics Company shows Jimu Robots which can be put together and programmed via a mobile phone app at the IFA 2017 tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Image: AP)