July 31, 2012

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 2:14 pm (UTC-4)
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India blackout train

1A young boy watches from a window of a stalled train as he waits for service to resume following a power outage in New Delhi.  India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without electricity. (AP)

Olympics Diving China

2Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao of China compete during the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Summer Olympics in London. China won the gold medal in the event. (AP)

Riot Police Drill Thailand

3Policemen take part in a riot prevention drill during a visit by delegations from Vietnam’s Police Force Building Department at the Metropolitan Police Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)

German Baltic Beach

4A woman relaxes in a roofed wicker chair on the beach in the German Baltic Sea resort of Sellin on the island of Ruegen. Hot weather conditions reached a peak of 32 degrees Celsius in northeast Germany Tuesday. (Reuters)

Russia Protest Police

5A participant shouts as he is detained by police during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St. Petersburg. Activists gather on the 31st day of the month to support Article 31 – the right to free assembly. (Reuters)

US Fans Olympics

6Fans, dressed in U.S. flag bodysuits, cheer at the Aquatics Center during the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay swimming heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Reuters)

India Power Outage

7A customer gets a haircut from a barber holding a candle at a barber shop in Kolkata, India.  Over 600 million people were without electricity for several hours across the country Tuesday in, by far, the world’s biggest blackout.  (AP)

Japan Saw Art

8A security officer walks past artwork at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

Manila Palm Spinning

9Filipino performer Alvin Lopez performs palm spinning during a contact juggling workshop in Manila’s Makati financial district. Contact juggling is a type of object manipulation, in which the artist focuses on the ball’s interaction with the body, rather than it being thrown in the air. (Reuters)

Shanghai Pearl TV tower

10A cloud passes over the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong financial district, Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

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