August 29, 2012

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 2:24 pm (UTC-4)

Malaysia National Day

1Malaysian students wave their national flags during rehearsal for Malaysia Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia will celebrate its 55th National Day on August 31. (AP)

Louisiana Isaac

2Homes are flooded as Hurricane Isaac hits in Braithwaite, Louisiana. (AP)

Angola Elections

3A soldier looks on as supporters of the ruling MPLA party attend its last rally for the parliamentary elections in Camama, outside the capital Luanda. Angolans will go to the polls on Friday to elect lawmakers and their president. (Reuters)

Britain Pigeons

4Racing pigeons are being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England. (Reuters)

Spain Tomatina Food Fight

5Revelers play with tomato pulp during the annual ‘tomatina’ tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain. (AP)

Mideast Israel Palestinians

6Palestinians put a huge key on a truck, know as ‘the key of return,’ which was exhibited at the seventh Berlin Biennale, in the West Bank refugee camp of Aida near Bethlehem. The key symbolizes what the Palestinians call their ‘right of return’ to properties lost during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation. (AP)

Pacific Diplomacy Summit

7Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is carried in a ‘pa’ata’ by students from St. Joseph’s Primary School during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Islands Forum in Avarua on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. (AFP)

France Fire

8A fireman looks at his colleagues as the finish to extinguish a fire which destroyed 10.000 square meters of a building at the slaughterhouse in Corbas, near Lyon, France. (AFP)

Kyrgyzstan Traditional Sport

9Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi also known as Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis (‘goat grabbing’) in Bishkek. Mounted players compete for points by throwing a stuffed sheepskin into a well. (AFP)

India Religious Riots

10A convict consoles his son while being taken to prison after a court verdict in a 2002 religious violence case, in Ahmadabad, India. The court in western India found 32 people guilty of charges ranging from murder to rioting for their part in the deadly religious violence. (AP)

Singapore Night Festival La Argentina

11A dancer is suspended mid-air by a crane during her performance of ‘La Argentina’ in Singapore which is hosting international acts during it’s Night Festival. ‘La Argentina’ is a performance which aims to bring viewers back to Buenos Aires in 2010 during the celebration of the Bicentenary of Argentinean Independence.(AP)


2 responses to “August 29, 2012”

  1. vivienne says:

    I like the 7th picture~

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