Children play on the property where former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki grew up in Junaja, Iraq, Aug. 18. (Shashank Bengali/Los Angleles Times/MCT)
Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar passes a warm greeting to adoring fans and followers in Los Angeles on October 5, 2005. Iyengar died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Pune, India, at 95. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Basim Salim's daughters collapsed on floor mattresses the morning after their family took an overnight flight from Irbil to Baghdad. They're Assyrian Christians who were driven out of their homes by the Islamic State. (Adam Ashton/McClatchy/MCT)
A giant rubber duck passes under the Vincent Thomas Bridge on its way to San Pedro Harbor on Wednesday. The 6-story-tall floating "Rubber Duck" was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and is part of the Festival of Tall Ships that began Wednesday in Los Angeles. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Jerry " Uncle Black" Rodgers, a Ferguson resident, raises his "hands up" on West Florissant Avenue on Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
Archeologists, journalists and scientists walk in an area with heavy erosion near a site to start excavating and trying to find Chumash relics in areas that are eroding into the sea on Santa Cruz Island, Calif. (Jabin Botsford/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Employees work on game controllers at GameStop's refurbishment center in Grapevine, Texas. The giant center is where the company repairs and repackages videogame consoles, smartphones, iPads and other devices for resale. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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