June 6, 2012

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Venus Transit Nepal

1The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu, Nepal. The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years. (Reuters)



South Sudan Airlift

2South Sudanese families wait for their flight at Khartoum airport. An airlift of around 12,000 South Sudanese concluded Wednesday, but hundreds of thousands of ethnic southerners are still believed to be living in Sudan in legal limbo. The International Organization for Migration arranged dozens of flights for southerners who had been ordered to leave the way station of Kosti, where they were stranded on their way to South Sudan. (Reuters)


Poland Euro 2012

3Workers set a huge placard representing the Euro 2012 trophy on a building in Kyiv, Ukraine, ahead of the football championships. (AP)


Egypt Silent Protest

4An Egyptian woman holds a picture of Khaled Said during a silent protest marking the second anniversary of his death at the hands of Egyptian police in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Said's death in Alexandria in June, 2010 captured the attention of millions in Egypt and helped spark the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. (AP)


France D-Day Remembrance

5French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hands with WWII veterans of Kieffer's Commando during a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France, in the British war cemetery of Ranville, western France. (AP)


Israel West Bank Protest

6Jewish settlers wave Israeli flags during a protest against the proposed decision to evacuate a West Bank outpost in the Ulpana neighborhood, in the West Bank settlement of Beit El near Ramallah, outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem. (AP)


Belmont Jockey I'll Have Another

7Jockey Mario Gutierrez for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another stands under a tree after morning workouts at Belmont Park, New York. I'll Have Another drew barrier 11 for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes at the post position draw. The three-year-old, bidding to become the first horse in 34 years to win the Triple Crown, drew the second widest post-position in the 12-horse field. (Reuters)


Japan Nuclear Protest

8Protesters wear anti-nuclear headbands at a rally against a possible restart of nuclear reactors in Tokyo. Nuclear power supplied nearly 30 percent of Japan's electricity needs before last year's earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima plant.  All of the country's 50 reactors have since been taken offline for checks. (Reuters)


Euro 2012 Elephant

9Citta, the elephant from the Krakow Zoo predicts the result of the opening game of the Euro 2012 soccer championships between Poland and Greece. The elephant picked the melon pointing to Poland as the winner of the game on June 8. (AP)


Thai Tilapia Fish Farm

10A Thai fisherman catches freshwater white tilapia at a fish farm in Samut Prakarn province. The price per kilo of white tilapia fish has decreased to almost half the price it was before historic floods hit Thailand last year. (Reuters)


Shuttle Enterprise NYC

11The space shuttle Enterprise passes New York's lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (under construction) as it makes the final leg of its journey by barge to its new home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The U.S. space agency, NASA, ended its shuttle program last year. (AP)


Newspaper Living Statue

12A man performs as the 'newspaper man' living statue near the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid. Since the beginning of Spain's economic crisis, the number of living statues has increased. (AFP)

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