April 27, 2012

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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"Kazakhstan Space"

1A Soyuz space capsule with a three-men crew, two Russians and an American on board, lands outside the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Capsule carrying Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA's Daniel Burbank touched down safely on the sweeping steppes of central Kazakhstan, ending the men's 163-day stay on the International Space Station. (AP)

"Daniel Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov"

2U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank, left, and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov rest shortly after landing in a Soyuz capsule outside the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. (AP)


3Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies near the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, in New York. Enterprise will be placed on a barge that will eventually be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in June. (NASA/Robert Markowitz)

"NASA Enterprise"

4Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes off for New York from Washington Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Virginia. Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter built for NASA performing test flights in the atmosphere but was incapable of spaceflight.(NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Mark Avino)


5Afghan youths play atop a destroyed bus in front of the palace of former Afghan King Darul Aman, which was destroyed during the civil war, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

"Lebanon Fire"

6A Civil Defense member tries to extinguish a fire that broke out at a waste dump in Dawra area in Beirut, Lebanon. (Reuters)

"China Navy"

7Members of a Chinese navy band walk past a Russian military vessel ahead of their performance to bid farewell to the Russian navy at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province. (Reuters)

"Britain Police Incident"

8Armed police carry equipment outside a building near Tottenham Court Road in central London. Heavily armed, masked police surrounded a site in central London after a woman reported that a mentally unstable man had walked into her office threatening to blow himself up.(AP)


9A supporter of opposition leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shouts under her portrait during a rally in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, under fire from European politicians over the treatment of his jailed opponent, has ordered prosecutors to investigate her alleged beating by prison guards last week. (Reuters)

"Syria Unrest"

10A view through the damaged windshield of a bus shows Syrian security personnel inspecting wreckage after a bomb exploded in central Damascus. Seven people were killed and 20 wounded, including members of the security forces, in a suicide bombing in the central Damascus district of Midan, Syria's state news agency SANA said. (Reuters)

"US Obama"

11President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama place a flag and a coin on a marker as they visit Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Georgia before speaking to troops, veterans and military families at the Third Infantry Division Headquarters. (AP)


12A supporter of ruling People's Party jumps over burning tires to condemn Pakistan's judiciary in Peshawar. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani has challenged the opposition to unseat him in a fiery speech a day after he was convicted by the Supreme Court for contempt. (AP)

"Qatar Football"

13Al-Arabi's Majdi Seddiq (R) and Abdulaziz Hatem (L) fight for the ball with Al-Gharafa's Yousef Ramadan during their match at the Emir Cup soccer tournament in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

"Brazil Swimming"

14Thiago Pereira of Brazil, representing the Corinthians Club, swims to win men's 400 m individual medley at the Maria Lenk Trophy swimming competition to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters)

"Sea Dragon"

15Weedy seadragons float at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, USA. (AFP)

"South Korea Lady Gaga"

16Japanese fan Shoko Kimura, dressed as U.S. pop diva Lady Gaga, waits for Gaga's concert in front of the venue in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

One response to “April 27, 2012”

  1. Zoom says:

    Shots #1 and #5 are absolutely amazing

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