June 26, 2012

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 1:59 pm (UTC-4)
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Uganda Landslides

1A woman cries for her four children lost in a landslide in Bududa, about 250kms east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Massive landslides induced by torrential rains destroyed three villages in the mountainous district of eastern Uganda Monday, killing scores of people. (AP)


India Buddhism Karmapa

2Young monks gather and pray at Tergar Monastary to celebrate the 28th birthday of Ogyen Trinley Dorje the 17th Karmapa, at Bodhgaya, India. Karmapa, 27,  is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhism, and a possible successor to the Dalai Lama. (AFP)

France National Assembly

3Deputies arrive to elect the president of France’s National Assembly during the opening session in Paris. Lawmakers returned to the Assembly for the first time since the elections with a packed agenda to implement President Francois Hollande’s social and economic reforms. (AP)

Paraguay Politics Franco

4Police officers stand in front of wall painted with a message that reads in Spanish: ‘Franco, Coupist,’ referring to Paraguay’s newly named President Federico Franco, in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP)

Belgium Vertical Run

5Belgian adventurer and extreme sports athlete Marc Sluszny in action during the ‘100m vertical run’, a world record attempt at the Belgacom tower in Brussels. (AFP)

Northern Ireland Queen

6Schoolchildren wave flags as they await the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to a Service of Thanksgiving at Saint Macartin’s Cathedral in Ennniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Reuters)

Moscow Coffee Art

7Artist assistants stick coffee beans on a painting, after more than 10 days of work on the creation at the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow. The artwork, that occupies an area of about 30 square meters, has been considered the biggest picture in history made of coffee beans. (Reuters)

Omaha Olympics Swimming

8Michael Phelps, left, and Conor Dwyer swim in the men’s 200-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP)

Netherlands Circus Tigers

9Three Siberian tigers born at Circus Renaissance, which is now located in Leiden, Netherlands. The tigers where born on June 24, 2012 and in good health. The circus  now has a total of 12 Siberian tigers. (AFP)

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