August 26, 2012

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 4:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Venezuela Oil Refinery

1A family walks on a street as flames rise after an explosion at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Residents who live next to the country’s biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an explosion Saturday that killed at least 39 people and injured more than 80. (AP)

Key West Issac

2A person walks by a sign warning about Hurricane Isaac, in Key West, Florida. Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP)

India Anti-Corruption Protest

3Protesters wave national flags from the window of a police bus after they were detained at a demonstration in New Delhi, India. Police detained scores of anti-corruption activists who tried to march to the homes of top political leaders to protest a scandal over the government’s sale of coal fields without competitive bidding. (AP)

Ethiopia Church Mass

4Ethiopian Orthodox faithful participate in Sunday mass at Bole Medhane Alem Church, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP)

Brazil Flying Machine

5A participant operates a homemade flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event in Brasilia, Brazil. (Reuters)

Serbia Danube Drought

6A boat is stuck on the drying riverbed of the drought-stricken Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia appears to be one of the worst hit by its most severe drought in nearly 60 years, resulting with direct economic losses of some two billion euros. (Reuters)

U20 Japan Soccer

7Brazil’s Glaucia, left, fights for the ball with South Korea’s Shin Dam-yeong during their soccer match of the U20 Women’s World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. South Korea won 2-0. (AP)

Oil Spill Sri Lanka

8Oil floats on water in the foreground as half-sunk Cyprus flag carrier Thmothrmopolyseara lies in the Indian Ocean, off the southern coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Authorities mobilized coast guards and volunteers to clean beaches following an oil spill after the ship sank off-shore due to bad weather. (AP)

London Carnival Parade

9A performer is painted green during the children’s day parade at Notting Hill Carnival in west London, Great Britain. (Reuters)

Kabul Afghanistan Street

10A passerby is reflected on a decorated mirror displayed for sale in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

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