September 25, 2012

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 2:48 pm (UTC-4)
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China Forbidden City

1Change of the guard at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China (AFP)

Burma Aung San Suu Kyi Indiana

2Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives a traditional Chin shawl before speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne is home to one of the largest Burmese communities in the United States. (AP)

Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton

3Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney steps to the podium after an introduction by former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP)

South Africa Penguin Release

4Thirty penguins walk to the ocean during their release by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Over 200 penguins were found covered in oil following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier the Seli 1 were washed clean of oil, fed and restored to health. (AP)

Kuwait Protest

5Kuwaiti protesters listen during a rally, sitting on the lawn of the Parliament building in Kuwait City, September 24, 2012. Thousands of Kuwaitis held a protest rally ahead of a court decision on an electoral law they fear could weaken the chances of opposition candidates in the next parliamentary vote. (Reuters)

South Korea Armed Forces Day

6South Korean Special Army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during a rehearsal for upcoming the 64th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong. (AP)

Uganda Opposition Demonstration

7Police drive past smoke from teargas in Kireka Trading Center, a suburb in Kampala, as they attempt to arrest opposition member of parliament Semujju Nganda, when he tries to hold a rally to address the residents about the high insecurity in the area. (AFP)

Russia Sochi

8Volunteers take part in a flash mob to mark the 500 days before Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the WTs (All Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow. (AFP)

Burma Inle Market

9A market, locally known as 5 Day market, which rotates every five days around the villages, in Inle, Shan State in eastern part of Burma. Hill tribe people come down to the market to buy and sell goods, including their hand-made items. (Zaw Yar Zar Tun/Burma/VOA reader)



10Syrian firefighters extinguish a fire in a damaged school after a bomb attack in Damascus. Several bombs went off inside a school in the capital that activists say was being used by regime forces as a security headquarters. (AP Photo/SANA)

Spain Financial Crisis

11Protesters march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain. (AP)

Brazil Church Bells

12Workers clean church bells at the Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil. (Reuters)

Bulgaria Roma

13Bulgarian Roma women react as an excavator demolishes their house in a Roma suburb in the town of Maglizh, some 260km (161miles) east of Sofia. Municipal authorities started demolishing some 30 illegally built shacks and houses in the suburb. (Reuters)

Vietnam Coffee

14Coffee cherries are grown using a water efficient drip irrigation system at the Buon Ma Thuot farm in Vietnam. (Daniel Schearf/VOA)

15Surfers wait for waves as dolphins jump around at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Dolphins are a common sight along Sydney’s world famous beaches, as they venture close to shore in search of small fish. (Reuters)



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