August 31, 2012

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-4)
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1An Egyptian boy carries a child in Wadi El-Rayan, southwest of Fayoum, 60 miles (100 kilometers), south of Cairo. Wadi El-Rayan is a protected area famous for its waterfalls and is home to many historically significant sites including, Roman and Pharaonic ruins and a valley with fossilized whale bones. (AP)

Ethiopia Meles Tradition

2An Ethiopian wearing traditional Oromo costume pays respect to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the Prime Minister’s Palace in Addis Ababa. Meles’s body is lying in the city’s Meskal square until his official funeral which will be on September 2, 2012. (AFP)

China Landslide

3Mud flows down a hill as rescuers look for survivors after a landslide hit a hydropower station in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China. (Reuters)

Iran Nonaligned Movement

4Arab delegates attend the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Republican Convention

5Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) is joined by his wife Ann (2nd R) and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan (L) is joined by his wife Janna after Romney’s acceptance speech during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012. (Reuters)

Spain Wildfire

6A firefighter tries to control a raging forest fire in Ojen, southern Spain. Officials say around 4,000 people have been evacuated from their houses as a wildfire spread rapidly through hills around the city of Marbella. (AP)

India Blue Moon

7A boy rides his bicycle on the sand as a blue moon shines on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. A blue moon occurs when there’s a second full moon in one calendar month. (AP)

France Museum Louve

8Warehousemen dismantle a case containing a bust of ‘Louis XII’ in one of the rooms of the Louvre-Lens museum in the northeastern French city of Lens, three months before its official opening. (AFP)

Thailand Southern Yala

9A Thai police expert holds a Malaysian flag and reaches to a suspected package, which is a bomb decoy, found in the southern Yala province. Thai police said suspected insurgents placed bomb-like devices and Malaysian flags in 60 spots across the region dominated by ethnic Malay Muslims. (Reuters)

Burning Man 2012

10Eric Yttri (R) plays a flaming tuba during the Burning Man 2012 ‘Fertility 2.0’ arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA, August 30, 2012. More than 60,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival, which is celebrating its 26th year, to spend a week in the remote desert, cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Reuters)

Britain Diana Anniversary

11A man places a floral tribute for Britain’s Princess Diana on the gate of Kensington Palace in London, on the 15th anniversary of her death. (AP)

Burma Daily Life

12A man checks hand-made umbrellas left drying at a family umbrella workshop in Pathein, Irrawaddy Delta, Burma. (AP)

Syria Refugees

13Syrians, who fled their homes due to fighting between the Syrian army and the rebels, take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz. (AP)

Germany Consumer Electronic Trade Fair

143D glasses in front of a 3D TV screen at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany. (AP)

Cook Islands

15A tree shows the erosion on the beach at Muri on the Island of Rarotonga, the largest island in the Cook Islands. (AFP)

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