23 Prill 2012

E Hënë, 23 Prill 2012
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Obama Wiesel  Holocaust Museum

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel are reflected in a glass wall during a moment of silence in the Remembrance Hall of the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. (Reuters)


Sudan Air Strikes

A man gestures at a market burnt in an air strike by the Sudanese air force in Rubkona near Bentiu, South Sudan. Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes Monday, killing three people, residents and military officials said, three days after South Sudan pulled out of a disputed oil field. (Reuters)


Burma Suu Kyi Monk

A Buddhist monk buys an umbrella depicting pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a souvenir shop outside the headquarters of the NLD party in Rangoon, Burma. Suu Kyi's opposition party refused to take its new seats in parliament Monday because of a dispute over one word in the lawmakers' oath, but party officials said the issue would be resolved soon. (AP)


Women Military Afghanistan


Bahrain Politics Unrest

A handout picture released by Bahrain's main opposition Al-Wefaq group shows protestors engulfed in tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in a Shiite village close to Manama. (AFP/Ho/Al-Wefaq Media Centre)


Yemen Protest Camp

An anti-government protester looks on from inside his tent at Taghyeer (Change) Square, where protesters have been camping for more than a year, to demand regime change in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)


Bangladesh Opposition Protest

An activist of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party is reflected on a police officer's helmet as she shouts slogans during a nationwide general strike in Dhaka. Police opened fire on hundreds of stone-throwing opposition supporters who attacked a police station. (AP)


Romania National Library

People walk inside Romania's National Library during its official opening ceremony in Bucharest. Opened in a refurbished communist-era building, the National Library has more than 12 million books. (Reuters)


Brazil Volvo Ocean Race

Ryan Godfrey, from Australia (r), and Shannon Falcone, from Antigua, trim the mainsail on board PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil to Miami, Florida. (AP/Volvo Ocean Race)


Warsaw El Diablo

Didi Senft, a cycling enthusiast better known as 'El Diablo,' poses in front of the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. Senft, who is also an avid inventor, has constructed a special bicycle to commemorate the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. (Reuters)


New York Spring Storm

Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, New York. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain, high winds churned up the northeast U.S., unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland. (AP)

30 Prill 2012

E Enjte, 19 Prill 2012
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"Poland Holocaust"

"Taiwan Military Drill"

A group of Taiwanese women paratroopers after a drill held at Taiwan's northern Hsinchu airbase. (AFP)

"NASA Discovery"

Workers monitor the lift of the space shuttle Discovery from the the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia. NASA will transfer Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum to begin its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

"Oklahoma Bombing Anniversary"

People walk at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum before the start of the 17th annual remembrance ceremony in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Timothy McVeigh was convicted on federal murder charges for the 1995 deadly bombing and was executed in 2001. (AP)


Matevz Lenarcic gestures in front of his plane after landing in Brnik Airport, Slovania. Biologist and environmentalist Lenarcic set off on January 9 on a journey around the world in an ultra-light aircraft. He aims to break the records for the lightest aircraft and the least amount of fuel used to fly around the world. (Reuters)

"Britain Swimming"

Mexico performs during the Teams Technical Routine during a synchronized swimming qualification event at the Aquatic Center at Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. (Reuters)


Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the last Guinness record of 13.5 seconds set by Thomas Connors of U.K, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Reuters)

"Euro 12"
"Germany Art Exhibition"

The art work 'Five Minutes Of Pure Sculpture' by British artist Anthony MacCall at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, Germany (AP)

"China Bees"

An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She's face as he assists covering She's body with bees in order to break a world record in Chongqing Municipality, China. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees). (Reuters)

"Scotland Parade"

Harris O'Riordan plays with an umbrella during a Homecoming Parade for soldiers in Forfar, Scotland. (Reuters)



18 Prill 2012

E Mërkurë, 18 Prill 2012
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"Palestinian Gaza Weather"

Palestinian men cross a main road as a sand storm envelops the town of Rafah along the border with Egypt in southern Gaza Strip. (AFP)

"China Stock"

An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. China shares ended up 2 percent, the biggest one-day percentage rise in more than two months, led by finance and property sectors on expectations the government would ease monetary policy. (Reuters)

"Zimbabwe Mugabe"

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe lights a flame at celebrations to mark 32 years of independence of the country, in Harare. (AP)

"Pope Benedict XVI"

Pope Benedict XVI caresses a child during his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican. (AP)

"East Timor Election"

East Timorese presidential candidate and former guerrilla fighter Jose Maria Vasconcelos, popularly known as Taur Matan Ruak, hugs his wife Isabel da Costa Ferreira during a press conference declaring his victory in Dili. (AP)

"India Train"

Commuters travel on an overcrowded local train in Mumbai's Central line in Mumbai, India. (AP)

"Britain London 2012 Olympics 100 Days"

The Olympic rings made up of 25,000 flowers at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London to mark the 100 days to go to the start of London 2012 Olympics (AP)

"Pickup Truck Delware River"

A police officer inspects a pickup truck in the Delaware River in Philadelphia. (AP)

"Indonesia Tiger Protest"

Indonesian Greenpeace activists in tiger suits crawl during a protest to call for Sumatran tiger protection at the Forestry Ministry in Jakarta. Dozens of activists staged the protest demanding the government to investigate illegal practices such as cutting down natural forests conducted by pulp and paper companies that will lead to the destruction of Sumatran tiger habitat. (AP)

"Austria Boat"

An 85-ton boat is transported through Hellmonsoedt in Upper Austria province. The transport of the excursion boat from Linz to Czech Republic's Lipno dam lake causes road blocks, dismounted traffic signs and power lines. (Reuters)

"Jerusalem Holocaust Museum"

Visitors look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem. Israel marks the annual memorial day commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust during World War II. (Reuters)


An Afghan boy carries goods over his head as he walks up a hillside path in Kabul. Poverty and an ongoing insurgency by the ousted Taliban still pose a threat to the stability of the country. (AFP)

"Mideast Bahrain F1"
"Mexico Volcano"

The Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of ash and steam high into the air, as seen from San Nicolas de los Ranchos, on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico. (Reuters)

17 prill, 2012

E Martë, 17 Prill 2012
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"Space Shuttle Discovery"

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Washington skyline as seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft. Discovery completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles. (NASA/Robert Markowitz)

"Space Shuttle Discovery"

People gather to watch the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery, tethered to the top of a modified 747 jumbo jet, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. (AFP)

"India Kashmir"

A Kashmiri vegetable vendor holds a basket of bread at a floating market in the interiors of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. (Reuters)

"Egypt suez Fire"

Black smoke rises from oil containers as firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Nasr Petroleum Company refinery in the Egyptian port city of Suez. (Reuters)

"Russia Orthodox Easter"

A parachutist glides past an Orthodox cross during a performance after an Orthodox Easter service in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. (Reuters)

"Norway Massacre"

Accused Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik gestures in the courtroom, in Oslo, Norway. Breivik, who admitted to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting massacre, is set to take the stand in his terror trial. (AP)

"Burma New Year"

Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, wave the National League for Democracy's party flags at a ceremony to mark the country's New Year Day in her constituency of Kawhmu township. (Reuters)

"Germany Merkel"

Lories sit on the head and arms of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bird park in Marlow, northern Germany. (AFP)

"Japan Gundam"

A full-size model of Japan's popular robot animation character Gundam emits white smoke as it stands in front of a new shopping mall in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront area. (AP)

"Sweden Finland"

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto is taken in a cortege together with Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf towards the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. (Reuters)

13 Prill 2012

E Premte, 13 Prill 2012
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Italy Financial Crisis

Workers march in downtown Rome. Tens of thousands of workers of the three main unions protested against the labor and pension reforms recently approved by the government of premier Mario Monti, backed by the three main political parties. (AP)


North Korea ceremony

North Koreans hold up plastic flowers during an unveiling ceremony of two statues of former leaders Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un led a mass rally for his late father and grandfather following the country's failed rocket launch. (AFP)


Egypt Tahrir Prayers

An Egyptian woman attends Friday prayers before a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo to denounce presidential candidacies of Mubarak-era officials, including the former spy chief. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with ultraconservative Salafis, other Islamists packed the square, the epicenter of the uprising that ousted Mubarak a year ago. (AP)


India Hinduism Festival

Indian Hindu devotees take part in a procession after piercing their face with a metal trident to show devotion to Hindu God Shiva during the festival of Shiva Gajan in Bainan, west of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern state of West Bengal. (AP)


Orthodox Easter Jerusalem

Christian worshippers carry crosses as they take part in the Eastern and Orthodox Church's Good Friday procession in the Old City of Jerusalem. Thousands of worshippers retraced the route Jesus took along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (Reuters)


Sanaa Yemen Graffiti

A boy rides past graffiti on his bicycle in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)


Thailand New Year

Women try to dodge water as they celebrate the Songkran water festival, the Thai New Year, in Bangkok. (AP)


Allahabad India Bridge

Indian laborers work to construct a temporary bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. The month-long festival will begin in Allahabad on Jan. 14. (AP)


Germany Weather Flower

A bumblebee above a tulip bloom (Tulipa fosteriana Pirand) at the horticultural exhibition 'ega' (Erfurt Garden Construction Exhibition) in Erfurt, Germany. (AP)


12 Prill 2012

E Enjte, 12 Prill 2012
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"Cambodia New Year"

Cambodians ride atop a vehicle as they leave Phnom Penh to return to their hometowns to celebrate the Khmer New Year. The Khmer New Year is celebrated from April 13 to 15. (Reuters)

"Russia Disputed Election"

Police block a street as opposition activists stage a protest against alleged election fraud outside the Town Hall in the city of Astrakhan in the south of Russia. (AP)


Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on a screen of a video camera as he addresses the nation from his office in Kathmandu. (Reuters)

"Pakistan Daily Life"

A Pakistani boy with his dog cross a dry stream bed on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AP)

"Portugal Pipeline Fire"

Firefighters battle a blaze on a pipeline at the port of Leixoes in northern Portugal. One worker was killed and another seriously injured by an explosion when a gas pipeline at the port was damaged during the dismantling of an old crane. (AP)

"Jerusalem Orthodox Easter"

Ethiopian Orthodox worshipers attend the Washing of the Feet ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Orthodox Easter. (Reuters)

"Hindu Festival"

Hindu holy men step over children as a ritual to bless them during a religious procession to mark the Gajan festival in Kolkata, India. (Reuters)

"Russia Gymnastics"

Gymnasts perform during the 23rd European Trampoline championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AFP)

"NASA Baby Stars"

Baby stars are creating chaos 1,500 light-years away in the cosmic cloud of the Orion Nebula. Four massive stars make up the bright yellow area in the center of this false-color image for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Green indicates hydrogen and sulfur gas in the nebula, which is a cocoon of gas and dust. Red and orange indicate carbon-rich molecules. Infant stars appear as yellow dots embedded in the nebula. (NASA)


April 11, 2012

E Mërkurë, 11 Prill 2012
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"Indonesia Quake"

Acehnese people run shortly after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. (AFP)

"Peru Trapped Miners"

Peru's President Ollanta Humala, center left wearing a white shirt, waves as he stands with nine rescued miners, wearing sunglasses, after they were freed from the Cabeza de Negro gold and copper mine in Yauca del Rosario. (AP)

"South Korea Election"

Yoo Bok-yeob (L), a village schoolmaster who leads a Confucian lifestyle, queues up to cast his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Nonsan, about 190 km (118 miles) south of Seoul. South Koreans voted in parliamentary elections. (Reuters)


A scavenger collates mahjong tiles on a street in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

"North Korea"

North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control center of the Korean Committee of Space Technology on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The launch is set to take place between April 12 and April 14 and has prompted neighbors such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic. (Reuters)

"Vatican Cardinals"

A gust of wind lifts the cardinals' mantles during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Reuters)

"Mali Unrest"

Malians, who fled unrest in the rebel-held northeastern cities of Gao and Timbuktu, arrive by bus in the capital Bamako. (Reuters)

"Pakistan IDPs"

Pashtun women, whose families  were displaced by a military operation last year against militants in Bara, line up to get supplies at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees supported Jalozai camp in Pakistan's northwest. (Reuters)

"Thailand New Year"

Elephants spray tourists with water during the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year. (Reuters)

"Burma New Year"

Punk guys gather to cerebrate Thingyan, a four-day water festival ushering in Burmese New Year, at Bogyoke market in Rangoon. (AP)

"Egypt Unrest"

A man, who claims that he was being persecuted by the Egyptian government, ties himself up in protest on a street lamp in Tahrir square, in Cairo. (Reuters)

"Italy Yachting"

Emirates Team New Zealand competes with their multihulls during the America's Cup World Series regatta in Naples, Italy. (Reuters)

"New York Wildfire"

Firefighters contain a wildfire that started in wood compost at the former Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York, April 10, 2012. (Reuters)

9 Prill 2012

E Hënë, 09 Prill 2012
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Thai soldiers dressed in ancient traditional uniforms pull the royal chariot carrying the royal urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi during the ancient rites of the royal cremation ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. (AFP)

US Fire Fighters

Firefighters greet each other in the aftermath of a fire in a warehouse on York Street near Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia. (AP)


A boy tries to get out of a flooded street following heavy rains in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)

Slovakia Easter Festivities

Young Slovaks dressed in traditional costumes throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla, north of Bratislava. (AFP)

Italy-Pope Easter

Pilgrims hold smiling face banners during Pope Benedict XVI's Regina Coeli prayer in the courtyard of his residence in Castelgandolfo, south of Rome. (AFP)

US Obama Easter

U.S. President Barack Obama does push-ups while playing basketball during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn in Washington. (Reuters)

Nepal Hindu Festival

Nepalese devotees watch a procession during Bisket Jatra Hindu festival celebrations on the outskirts of Katmandu. (AP)

US Phillies

A Philadelphia Phillies fan looks towards the field before their home opening game against the Miami Marlins in their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Reuters)

Germany Monkey

6 Prill 2012

E Premte, 06 Prill 2012
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"Bosnia War Anniversary"

11,541 red chairs along Titova street in Sarajevo as the city marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war. The anniversary finds the Balkan country still deeply divided, power shared between Serbs, Croats and Muslims in a single state ruled by ethnic quotas and united by the weakest of central governments. (Reuters)

"India Dalai Lama"

Tibetan Buddhist monks make ceremonial offerings to the Dalai Lama at the Chime Gatsal Ling monastery in Dharamsala, India. Buddhist devotees prayed for his long life at a special ceremony in the monastery. (AP)

"North Korea"
"Colombia Holy Week"

Members of the Nazarenos brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zipaquira, Colombia. (Reuters)

"France Tramway"

People attend the inauguration of the 3 and the 4 tramway lines of Montpellier, Southern France. The trams, sold by Alstom Transport, was designed by French designer Christian Lacroix. (AFP)

"Taiwan Oil Fire"

A fire burning at a facility of Taiwan's state-owned oil company CPC Corp in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. (Reuters)

"Qatar MotoGP World Championship?

Honda MotoGP rider Casey Stoner (L) of Australia watches Ducati MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden of the U.S. during the free practice session of the MotoGP World Championship at the Losail International circuit in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

"Croatia Easter Eggs"

Lighted art installations of Easter eggs, created by the Salaj family in the village of Grabovnica, near Cazma, central Croatia, April 5, 2012. The Salaj family decorated their garden with more then 2700 Easter eggs along with various installations such as rabbits, chickens, roosters and similar ornaments, which are lit in the night. (Reuters)

"Masters Golf"

Zach Johnson checks his ball on the first fairway during the second round the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USA. (AP)

"UAE Desert Challenge"

Dubai's Khalifa Al-Mutaiwei and German co-driver Andreas Schulz race past camels in their X-raid Mini All4 on the fifth and final 287.32km leg of the 2012 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, UAE. (AFP/2012 FIA World Cup)

"New Jersey Daily Life"

A United Airlines jet taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport flies across the moon, as seen from Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey, USA, April 5, 2012. (AP)

5 Prill 2012

E Enjte, 05 Prill 2012
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"Mideast Israel Palestinians Easter"

Catholic clergy walk holding candles during the Holy Thursday procession of the Washing of the Feet inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP)

"Indonesia Hindu Festival"

A worshiper has his body pierced during a Tamil Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram in Lubuk Pakam, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Panguni Uthiram is a significant Tamil festival observed in the month of Panguni (March and April), to celebrate the celestial weddings of important deities in Hindu religion. (AP)

"Bangladesh Economy"

A Bangladeshi youth rafts piles of bamboo along a waterway in Dhaka. (AFP)

"Russia Weather"

Kremlin guards march near the Tomb of Unknown soldier, beside Moscow's Kremlin, Russia. Moscow was hit by a heavy snow storm and strong wind. (AP)

"South Korea Battleship"
"Japan Cherry Blossoms"

People take pictures of cherry blossoms along the Chidorigafuchi Imperial Palace moat, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

"Egypt Street Art"

A snake-like creature with Egyptian leaders of the 20th century in Cairo, April 4, 2012. Egyptian authorities have erected walls to keep protesters away from government buildings in central Cairo. While activists have tried to pull them down, artists are also trying to breach the barriers. (VOA Photo/Elizabeth Arrott)

"China Economy"

A man pulls his load of whicker chairs on a cart in a street in Shanghai, China. (AFP)

"Kyrgyzstan Fashion"

Models present creations by young Kyrgyz designers during the Fashion Week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Reuters)




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