August 22, 2011

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:29 pm (UTC-4)
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Turkey-Libya Protest

1Demonstrators burn a portrait of Libyan leader Moamaar Gadhafi and copies of his green book during a protest outside Libya's embassy in Ankara, 2011 as Libyan rebels entered the heart of Tripoli in a final drive to oust Gadhafi. (AFP)

Libya Rebels

2Rebel fighters are seen on the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Heavy fighting raged near the compound of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi as jubilant rebel forces surged into the symbolic heart of Tripoli. (AFP)


3Fireworks explode as people gather near the courthouse in Benghazi to celebrate the entry of rebel fighters into Tripoli. (Reuters)


4Delegates read documents beneath a ceiling painted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo prior to an emergency session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to examine the crackdown in Syria after investigators found evidence of crimes against humanity committed by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. (Reuters)


5A local resident fills a jerrycan with fuel from a bullet-ridden NATO supply oil tanker following an attack by gunmen on the main highway at Kolpur village, south of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. (AFP)

Taiwan Peace Anniversary

6A Taiwanese soldier peers through binoculars towards China on the eve of the 53rd anniversary of a bombing campaign on Taiwan's Kinmen island. Communist government forces on mainland China on August 23, 1958 resumed massive artillery bombardment on Taiwan's outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu and threatened invasion in an event widely known as the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis. (AP)


7Pope Benedict XVI (C) celebrates mass on a vast dusty esplanade outside Madrid during World Youth Day (WYD) festivities, August 21, 2011. (AFP)


8Japan's Luke Thompson (top, L) and Louis Stanfill of the US (top, R) fight for the ball in the air during their World Cup rugby warm-up match at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo, August 21, 2011. (AFP)

Belarus-Fire festival

9An artist performs during a Fire Night Festival outside Minsk, August 21, 2011. (AFP)

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