August 27, 2012

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 2:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Tripoli Lebanon Fighting

1A woman is seen through a hole in her home’s wall, caused by clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. Lebanese army checkpoints are seen in the background. (Reuters)

China Typhoon Bolaven

2Dark clouds gather above Shanghai as Typhoon Bolaven passes near the Chinese coast. (Reuters)

Greek Olympic Trophy

3A silver cup won at the first modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896 by marathon runner Spyros Louis, is on display at the Acropolis Museum. The cup, recently sold by the Greek athlete’s descendants, was bought by a private Greek foundation at an auction in London. (AP)

Mombasa Kenya Protests

4Protesting Muslim youths stand next to burning tires in Mombasa, Kenya after Aboud Rogo, a Muslim cleric facing terror-related charges, was shot dead. Human rights groups say the killing falls into a pattern of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances of suspected terrorists, allegedly being orchestrated by Kenyan police. (AP)

Kabul Afghanistan Juggling

5Jugglers preform during the 7th Afghanistan Juggling Championships in Kabul. The competition, organized by the Mobile Mini Circus for Children brought together the best jugglers from different Afghan provinces. (AFP)

Bucharest Romania Protests

6Anti-Basescu protesters shout slogans as the parliament recognized a court decision that suspended President Traian Basescu should return to office in Bucharest. The Constitutional Court ruled a referendum to oust Basescu was invalid because turnout was less than half the electorate, even though 88 percent of those who voted wanted the president removed from office. (Reuters)

Rickshaws Beijing China

7Rickshaw drivers wait for tourists in central Beijing, China. (Reuters)

Japan Sumida Aquarium

8Children look at fish at Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

London Notting Hill

9A performer dances at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. (Reuters)

Venice Film Festival

10Workers prepare the Palace of Cinema for the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido, Italy. (AP)

Palestinian Beach Gaza

11A Palestinian youth jumps into the Mediterranean Sea on the beach at the port of Gaza City, Gaza. (AP)

2 Responses to “August 27, 2012”

  1. yingda.shi says:

    Wonderful!
    Thank you!

  2. ashenafi says:

    We Ethiopians are so much lucky because we never see like this war(civil war) we always think how to develop our country.
    but i am sorry for the occurrence that our prime minister( HERO & man of the millennium) passed away.
    finally i wish GOD to bless ETHIOPIA

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