August 12, 2011

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 3:58 pm (UTC-4)
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Egypt Tahrir Riot Police

1Egyptian riot police take their places as they move into Tahrir Square in Cairo. More than 42 political parties and youth coalitions were to gather in the square to break their fast after activists called for a million-man protest to demand a civilian state. (Reuters)

South Korean Liberation Day

2South Korean national flags are on display in Seoul to celebrate the Aug. 15 Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. (AP)


Sicily Mount Etna Volcano

3A man takes a picture as Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily.  Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano. (Reuters)


Japan Tsunami Commemoration

4A girl lights candles at an event to commemorate the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, north of Japan. The event was held on the eve of the annual Buddhist ceremony Obon that welcomes back the spirits of the dead. (Reuters)


Syria Islamist Sunni

5A member of the Islamist Sunni group Jamaat al-Islamiya has his face painted with the colors of the Syrian national flag during an anti-Syrian government protest, at the port-city of Sidon in south Lebanon. (Reuters)


Peckham London Support

6A woman walks past hundreds of messages of support from the community of Peckham posted on a looted storefront in southeast London. (Reuters)


7An Indian tea garden worker carries an empty basket at Gulma Tea Estate on the outskirts in Siliguri. Tea labor unions, calling for higher wages, have called on work to stop in over 191 tea gardens across the Dooars and Terai areas of Jalpaiguri district. (AFP)


Berlin Wall Anniversary

8A woman attaches tissue to metal rods that delineate the line where the Berlin Wall stood at the memorial site in Bernauer Strasse. The German capital is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, which was erected on August 13, 1961. (Reuters)


Jammu India Rain

9A boy takes shelter from the rain under his horse-cart on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu. India's monsoon rains were 14 percent above normal in the week to August 10, improving sharply from 22 percent below average the week before. (Reuters)

Turkey Somalia Aid

10Turkish port workers in Istanbul load a ship with humanitarian aid from IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation destined for Somalia. (Reuters)


Czech Grand Prix

11Aprilia rider Nicolas Terol of Spain, left, speeds up during the 2nd 125cc free practice at the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix circuit in Brno. The Grand Prix takes place Sunday, Aug. 14. (AP)



12A Nepalese shopkeeper looks out from his shop at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The Durbar Square, which holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings, is located in the center of the capital and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. (AFP)


Burma Buddhist Monks

13Buddhist monks visit the Uppatasanti pagoda in Naypyitaw, Burma (Reuters)


China Universiade Games

14Artists perform at the opening ceremony of the 26th Universiade games at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. (AP)



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