August 21, 2012

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Lebanon Syria Conflict

1Lebanese security forces sit atop a tank as they take position in the northern city of Tripoli following clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian regime factions. (AFP)

Burma Floods

2Oxen stand inside their shed at a flooded village in the Thar Pound township delta area, Irrawaddy Division, Burma. More than 700 villages and 200,000 acres (80,940 hectares) of rice fields were flooded, according to local media reports. (Reuters)

Spain Fire

3Embers from a wildfire glow on the ground in Tabuyo del Monte, near Leon in Spain. Numerous wildfires broke out across Spain in the sweltering heat in recent weeks. (AFP)

China CMT Award

4U.S. singer Greyson Chance is greeted by Chinese fans upon arrival at the MTV Award Gala held in Beijing, China. (AP)

India Daily Life

5A boy walks past pigeons at an open ground in Mumbai, India. (AP)

New York Secret Dinner

6An estimated 3,000 people all dressed in white attend a flash mob feast at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. The venue was a secret until just before the dinner started at 7 p.m. when registered guests got emails telling them where to go. (AP)

Romania Protest

7A protester is carried by riot police in front of the campaign headquarters of Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu in Bucharest. Romania’s Constitutional Court struck down a referendum to impeach Basescu, thwarting a drive by the country’s leftist government to oust its chief political opponent just months before a parliamentary election. (Reuters)

Ecuador Volcano

8Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews lava, ash and pyroclastic material into the air in Tungurahua. (Reuters)

Japan Military Exercise

9A line of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force tanks flare up a smoke screen during the annual live-firing exercise and demonstration at Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo. (AP)

Fatal Train Derailment

10Officials stand underneath a bridge where part of a CSX freight train derailed overnight in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. Authorities said two people not employed by the railroad were killed in the incident. (AP)

Hong Kong 3 D Optical Illusion

11A girl sits on a floor painting which creates a three dimensional optical illusion at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, August 20, 2012. (Reuters)

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