June 22, 2012

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:29 pm (UTC-4)
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India Shanty Fire

1A man shouts for water as a shanty town is engulfed in flames in New Delhi, India. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. (AP)

Russia Putin WWII

2Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, to mark the 71th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP)

3Demonstrators wearing masks depicting French President Francois Hollande (L-R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (R) simulate playing a soccer match to protest against the eurozone debt crisis, in front of the Chigi palace in Rome, Italy. (Reuters)

Afghanistan Children Freedom

4Afghan children pose for a photograph beneath graffiti of a pistol, with writing underneath that reads, 'freedom,' in Kabul. (AP)

India Kashmir Festival

5Kashmiri Muslims pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine following Mehraj-u-Alam, believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to heaven, in Srinagar, India. (AP)

London Ascot Winds

6A racegoers' hat flies off in strong winds on the fourth day of racing at Royal Ascot, southwest of London. (Reuters)

Kenya Wildlife Poaching

7Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials carry recovered elephant tusks and illegal firearms from poachers at their headquarters in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Since January to May this year, KWS has lost 133 elephants and 11 rhinos to poaching. (Reuters)

Seoul Leeum Gallery

8A visitor takes a photo at the Leeum Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters)

China Duanwu Festival

9A child adjusts his rice dumpling-shaped hat while performing during the opening of the Duanwu Festival in Beijing, China. Rice dumplings are traditionally eaten during the festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. (AP)

Ukraine Summer Heat

10A child cools off in a fountain on a hot summer day in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters)

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