Posted on Wed 29 October 2014

(Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via Associated Press) # 21 A man shops for shoes at the central market of Mariupol on Aug. 30. The European Union geared up a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk of war. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images) # 22 Houston Baptist University mascot Mingo looks at a dog through a window during the Houston Humane Society's "Meet the Mascots" family-friendly event Aug. 23, 2014, in Houston. The Houston Humane Society is teaming up with the mascots to help HHS find permanent homes for the hundreds of pets currently waiting to find a family home. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/daily_life_august_2014_1.html

Tomatina 2014

The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young ( 13 photos total ) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of squashed tomatoes at each other drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/tomatina_2014.html

Burning Man 2014

(Jim Urquhart/Reuters) 11 The Temple of Grace during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Aug. 27. People from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) # 13 Participants at the Burning Man festival on Aug. 27 in the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/burning_man_2014.html

Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

--Thea Breite ( 16 photos total ) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/the_doll_hospital_3_generations_of_doll_repai.html

(Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via Associated Press) # 21 A man shops for shoes at the central market of Mariupol on Aug. 30. The European Union geared up a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk of war. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images) # 22 Houston Baptist University mascot Mingo looks at a dog through a window during the Houston Humane Society's "Meet the Mascots" family-friendly event Aug. 23, 2014, in Houston. The Houston Humane Society is teaming up with the mascots to help HHS find permanent homes for the hundreds of pets currently waiting to find a family home. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/daily_life_august_2014_1.html

Tomatina 2014

The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young ( 13 photos total ) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of squashed tomatoes at each other drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/tomatina_2014.html

Burning Man 2014

(Jim Urquhart/Reuters) 11 The Temple of Grace during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Aug. 27. People from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) # 13 Participants at the Burning Man festival on Aug. 27 in the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/burning_man_2014.html

Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

--Thea Breite ( 16 photos total ) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/the_doll_hospital_3_generations_of_doll_repai.html

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