August 17, 2011

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:39 pm (UTC-4)

"Indonesia Independence Day"

1A man holds his friend as they attempt to climb a greased and slippery pole, to which is attached a prize, to celebrate the Indonesian Independence Day in Jakarta. Indonesia marked the 66th anniversary of its freedom from Dutch rule. (AFP)

"Thailand Fire"

2Thai fire fighters spray water on smoke coming out from the 18th floor of a 30-story luxury condominium where a fire broke out in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

"Pakistan Floods"

3Flood-affected women jostle for food distributed in Tando Mohammad Khan, near Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province. (AP)

"Spain Pope"

4Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, guard El Cristo de la Buena Muerte or Christ of the Good Death, inside the military archbishop's Church in Madrid, ahead of visit by Pope Benedict XVI. (AP)

"Japan Daily Life"

5A child reaches out to touch a huge straw sandal dedicated to the temple in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

"Germany Pet Fair"

2 responses to “August 17, 2011”

  1. Joruji says:

    It’s strange that the bunny is not scared of the python in the last photo. Are they friends?

  2. ting says:

    Picture3 is quite a scene. It simply shows how ironic the status of people differs economically speaking. Whilst others are having luxurious meals or having a cup of coffee in any of those expensive shops, some are indeed suffering from severe hunger as well as malnutrition.

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