December 26, 2012

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Indonesia Tsunami Anniversary

1An Acehnese woman is seen through an opening on a wall as she attends a prayer commemorating the 8th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. (AP)

Japan Politics

2The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe (C) is applauded by his party members after being elected as Japan’s Prime Minister at the Lower House of the Parliament in Tokyo. (Reuters)

NASA Ion Thrusters

3While the Dawn spacecraft is visiting the asteroids Vesta and Ceres, NASA Glenn has been developing the next generation of ion thrusters for future missions. NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project has developed a 7-kilowatt ion thruster that can provide the capabilities needed in the future. (NASA)

Nigeria Fireworks Warehouse

4A man tries to contain fire at a burnt out warehouse on Lagos Island in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP)

Britain Boxing Day Sales

5Shoppers beg sales assistants for perfume products Selfridges on the morning of the Boxing Day sales in London, Britain. (Reuters)

Pakistan Bhutto Anniversary

6Supporters of Pakistan Peoples Party arrive at the tomb of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bukash near Larkana to commemorate the fifth anniversary of her death. (AFP)

China Cave-in

7A firefighter stands next to a cave-in at a crossroad in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. The cause of the cave-in, measuring about 6 meters (20 ft.) in depth, 10 meters (32.8 ft.) in diameter, is still under investigation. (Reuters)

Philippines Firecrackers

8A worker makes firecrackers at a makeshift factory in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines. Firecracker makers are in a rush to meet the demands of pyrotechnic enthusiasts for the coming New Year revelry despite local health officials warning against the use of fireworks. (Reuters)

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