Supermoon Photographs From All Over The World

The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. –Lloyd Young ( 25 photos total ) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (right) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Men’s Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout on day three of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo Center on Aug. 19, in Nanjing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) 3 International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach takes a selfie with athletes during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on Aug. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/2014_summer_youth_olympic_games.html

2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterday�s supermoon did not disappoint. –Thea Breite ( 15 photos total ) Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/supermoon_photographs_from_around_the_world.html

Pope Francis in South Korea

11. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/ferguson_protests.html

Ferguson Protests

After receiving the pin – a symbol of the plight of these “comfort women” � he immediately pinned it to his vestments and wore it throughout the Mass. (Daniel Dal Zennaro,Pool/AP) # 23 conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans – from the North and the South – to reject the “mindset of suspicion and confrontation” that cloud their relations and instead find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/pope_francis_in_south_korea.html