Attendees, many in costumes, celebrate at the 2014 PAX Prime in Seattle.
A look at some outstanding images from the past week ...
The Nevada desert is filling up with artists, revelers and volunteers for the annual Burning Man event at Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nevada.
A man was sleeping when his home caught on fire that was eventually destroyed.
Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
La Tomatina is a “tomato fight” festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, Spain.
Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a police officer.
A man was rescued from his SUV after it crashed into a 50-foot ravine and overturned.
A look at some of the people in the public eye whom we lost in 2014.
Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 shook California's northern San Francisco Bay area.
Thousands of marchers attended a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. Protestors called attention to the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.
A fire consumed the abandoned Piqua Ice Plant building, located on First and East Main streets. The smoke from the fire could be seen by motorists traveling down I-75. Staff photos/Tim Chestnut
The giant floating duck sculptures were designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.
Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis became a viral sensation after pitching a two-hit shutout in her first outing at the Little League World Series. Check out these photos of the 13-year-old phenom in action.
At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count.
Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in for a booking mug and fingerprints at the Travis County Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Perry was indicted last week on felony charges.