4 Prill 2012

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"New Zealand Rena"

The bow section of the stricken container ship Rena remains above water about 14 nautical miles (22 km) from Tauranga on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. The remains of the ship are stuck on a rock reef six months after it ran aground. (Reuters)

"South Korea Election"

Election posters showing 174 candidates for Seoul's constituencies in the April 11 general elections are strung together over the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

"Texas Storms Outages"

Several cars are overturned after a tornado passed the area in Lancaster, Texas. (AP)

"Kenya Landslide"

A policeman controls the crowd gathering at the scene of a landslide in Mathare valley slum after boulders, rocks and mud tumbled down a hillside overlooking the slum, smashing into the houses and burying the occupants in Kenya's capital Nairobi. (Reuters)

"India Society Transport"

Boys ride a motorbike on their way back home after taking a bath in a canal at Chachura village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (Reuters)

"Australia Cycling"

Team Denmark cyclists Rasmus Christian Quaade, Casper Folsach, Lasse Norman Hansen and Christian Ranneries compete in the Men's Team Pursuit qualifying session at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. (Reuters)

"China Qingming Festival"

Flowers and various offerings near graves at a Chinese cemetery during Qingming Festival in Singapore. Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day, is a day on which Chinese honor the dead by cleaning family graves and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife. (AP)

"India Hippopotamus"

Hippopotamuses cool off on a hot day in a pond at a zoo in New Delhi, India. (Reuters)

"Germany Zoo"

An Owl butterfly on a wet leaf at the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany (AP)



3 Prill 2012

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"India Dalai Lama"

Tibetan exiles light cedar leaves to purify air as they wait to welcome their spiritual leader Dalai Lama outside a small Buddhist temple near Rewalsar, a small hill town 90 miles from Dharmsala, India. (AP)

"Mongolia Desert"

Sand dunes and snow in the Gobi Desert, located south of the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar. (Reuters)

"Turkey Sultan Funeral"

People carry the coffin of Neslisah Sultan, 91, last in line to the dynasty that once ruled the Ottoman empire, in Istanbul, Turkey. Once known as Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire and Princess of Egypt, Sultan was the granddaughter of the last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI. She was to be buried in a family vault after a religious ceremony in the grounds of the former Yildiz imperial palace. (AFP)

"Germany Weather"

A young girl jumps over small fountains during sunny weather in Duisburg, Germany. (AP)

"Philippines dog Fights"

A rescued pit bull catches drops of water from a volunteer of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society at a coffee farm lot in San Pablo city, Laguna province, south of Manila. Dozens of pit bulls, rescued from a dog-fighting ring will be put down by animal welfare activists who say there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from again being used in underground arenas. (AP)

"Brazil China Protest"
"Spapin Holy Week"

Penitents walk to their church during the Holy Week in Seville, Spain. (AFP)

"Japan Weather"

Two trucks lie on their sides on a bridge at Toyama city, western Japan. A typhoon-like spring storm brought strong gusts and heavy rains to Japan, causing traffic chaos. (AFP)


"Japan Soccer Match"

Aline Pellegrino of Brazil chases the ball during the women's friendly soccer match against the U.S. in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

"Singapore Tourism"

Towering Supertrees Grove, which are part of horticultural themed gardens, sit in the Garden by the Bay in Singapore. The 101-hectare Gardens by the Bay will include two greenhouses and 220,000 plants from almost every continent. (AFP)


30 Mars 2012

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"Burma The Vote"

Supporters wave from a car during a campaign of Phyu Phyu Thin, unseen, a well-known HIV activist and a candidate of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy Party, in Minglataungnyunt township in Rangoon. (AP)

"Afghanistan Wood"

An Afghan carries a bundle of wood in Nahr-i Sufi near the DHQ (Char Dara District Police Headquarters) in the province of Kunduz. (AFP)

"Turkey Parliamnet'
"Somalia Fighting"

African Union soldiers fire artillery in a front-line position during fighting in the district of Daynile, south of capital Mogadishu. Somalia's al Qaeda-linked militants clashed with African Union and Somali government troops. (Reuters)

"Spain Holy Week"

Young girls wear the traditional black 'mantillas' during a children

"US Obama"

Visitors brace themselves from the rotor wash of the Marine One helicopter as President Barack Obama lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as he travels to Vermont and Maine for campaign fundraising events. (AP)

"Israel Palestinian Conflict"

A Palestinian youth climbs over a fruit stall as a mounted Israeli policeman disperses hundreds of Palestinian protesters during a demonstration marking Land Day in east Jerusalem. (AFP)

"Syria Homs in Ruins"

Damaged buildings in the old city of Homs, Syria (Reuters)

"Britain Sculptures"

Sculptures entitled Blue Men, by Ofra Zimbalista, on the wall of a building on Borough High Street in south London. (Reuters)

"Switzerland Fashion Food"

Doves are seen inside a dress made of chocolate presented at the first Salon du Chocolat (Zurich Chocolate Show) in Zurich, Switzerland. (Reuters)

"Portugal Auto Racing"

Nasser Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini, from Italy, drive their Citroen DS3 WRC during the Portugal FIA World Rally Championship

"Iraq Butterfly"

A butterfly on a flower in a garden in central Baghdad, Iraq (AFP)


29 Mars 2012

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"India Tulip Garden"

Kashmiri schoolgirls stand inside the tulip garden, called Siraj Bagh, after its opening in Srinagar, India. Siraj Bagh houses around two million tulips of 23 different varieties and claims to be Asia's largest tulip garden in Kashmir. (Reuters)

"Turkey Syria"

A Syrian refugee waves a Turkish flag as he sits atop a tent at the Reyhanli refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border. (Reuters)

"Indonesia Fuel Protest"

Police officers fire tear gas to disperse student protesters during a demonstration outside the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Reuters)

"Philippines Education"

Students of the Batasan Hills High School attend their graduation ceremony in Quezon City, east of Manila. March is the month of graduation festivities nationwide in Philippines. (AFP)

"Turkey Education"

Police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against a government attempt to railroad a new education bill through parliament in Ankara, Turkey. (AFP)

"Paraguay Protest"

Thousands of farmers hold up sticks as they make their way to the Plaza de Armas as part of the annual National Farmers Federation march, to demand land reforms from their government in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP)

"France Art Exhibition"

A man looks at sculptures made by the Dutch sculptor Nikolaus Gerhaert van Leyden (1420 - 1473) at the Notre-Dame museum in Strasbourg, eastern France, as part of an exhibition dedicated to his work. Gerhaert is considered the most influential northern European sculptor of the 15th century. (AFP)

"Britain Belle Epoque Diamon"

A employee holds a Belle Epoque diamond and emerald necklace during an auction preview at Christie's in London. It is estimated to fetch between $1.3 million and $1.5 million at its auction in Geneva on May 14. (Reuters)

"Thailand Fish"

27 Mars 2012

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"Japan Tsunami"

Vehicles destroyed by a tsunami are seen in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, an area damaged by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (Reuters)

"Nicolas Sarkozy"

France's President and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, greets a local resident as he visits the medieval city of Guerande, western France. (AP)

"Indonesia Fuel Hike Protests"

A tear gas canister fired by Indonesian police officers explodes in the air during a protest against the government's plan to raise fuel prices in Jakarta. The Indonesian government plans to raise fuel prices by about 33 percent next month to avoid a budget deficit due to expensive fuel subsidies. (AP)

"Colombia FARC Rebels"

Colombian judicial police transport the remains of FARC rebels killed during a dawn attack in Meta, at the Military Base Apiay in Villavicencio. (Reuters)

"South Korea Nuclear Summit"
"China Rainbow"

A rainbow appears as a tourist takes pictures of the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in Jixian county, Shanxi province, China. (Reuters)

"Burma Armed Forces Day"

Burmese soldiers march during the ceremony to mark the 67th anniversary Armed Forces Day held at the parade ground in Naypyitaw. (AP)

"Tonga King"

A coffin carrying Tonga's King George Tupou V is carried on a giant black and gold-topped catafalque by 150 pallbearers to the Royal Tombs in Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa. Tonga's King, 63, who ushered in democracy to the South Pacific archipelago, was buried in a ceremony that mixed traditional Polynesian ritual with Christian hymn singing. He died suddenly in Hong Kong on March 18. (Reuters)

"U.S. Servicemen"

U.S. servicemen sit after boarding a transport plane before leaving for Afghanistan at the U.S. transit center at Manas airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Reuters)

"Northern Ireland Titanic"

An exterior view shows The Titanic Belfast building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The six-floor building which opens in April, will tell the story of the Titanic from the ship's construction in Belfast to her sinking in the Atlantic on her maiden voyage one hundred years ago. (Reuters)

"Britain Weather"

A sprinkler sprays water onto flowers at Waddon Pond in south London as Britain continue to enjoy warm weather. (AP)

"Belarus Weather"

A girl walks with her dog in a snow clad park in Minsk, Belarus. (AFP)

"Florida Tennis"

Rafael Nadal of Spain keeps his eye on the ball as he returns a shot from Kei Nishikori of Japan during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, USA. (AP)

"China Fashion"

A model presents a creation by Chinese fashion label Doveral during China Fashion Week in Beijing. (Reuters)

"NASA Jet Stream"

NASA successfully launches five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream. (NASA/Wallops)

26 Mars 2012

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Pope Havana Cuba

A poster of Pope Benedict XVI is seen on a street in Havana. The pope arrives in Cuba Monday for a three-day visit that has fueled aspirations for deeper economic and political change, and which the Roman Catholic Church hopes will spark a faith revival. (Reuters)


India Tibet Protest

A Tibetan nun in exile scuffles with police officers during a protest in New Delhi, India. Earlier in the day a Tibetan exile man lit himself on fire, just ahead of a visit by China's president Hu Jintao. (AP)


Health Care Protests

Protesters against U.S. President Barack Obama's health care law (L) clash with a man who supports it outside the Supreme Court during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act in Washington D.C. (Reuters)


Israel Settlement Migron

A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews from a nearby settlement dance after performing a blessing of the trees prayer as they support fellow residents of Migron.  Israel's Supreme Court rejected a deal that would have given the government three years to evacuate Migron, the West Bank's biggest and oldest settlement outpost. The court said it would extend a deadline it set last year from March to August 2012. (AFP)


Herat Afghanistan Taliban

A former Taliban fighter looks on after joining Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province. Twelve fighters left the Taliban to join government forces in western Afghanistan. (AFP)


France Wolf Protest

A boy tries to pass through sheep and goats in a street of the southern French city of Brignoles during a demonstration of shepherds protesting against the reintroduction of wolves. (AFP)


New York Ground Zero

One World Trade Center towers above the Lower Manhattan skyline and Hudson River in New York City. The tower, now up to 93 floors, will reach 104 floors and is scheduled for completion in 2013. (AP)


Rangoon Burma Sugarcane

A man extracts juice from sugarcane near Sula Pogada in Rangoon, Burma. (AP)


Bangladesh Independence Parade

Students take part in a parade celebrating Bangladesh's independence in Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladesh celebrated the 41st anniversary of independence from Pakistan Monday. (Reuters)


Euro Soccer Watches

Swiss watchmaker Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver poses for a picture with watches during a ceremony to present the Euro 2012 soccer championship official watch in Kiev, Ukraine. (Reuters)


China Fashion Week


World Figure Skating Championships

Takahiko Kozuka of Japan performs during a training session at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, southern France. (AP)

23 Mars 2012

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"Egypt Gas Shortage"

Vehicles, at left, line up in front of a gas station in Cairo, Egypt. An acute fuel shortage has disrupted Cairo's already congested traffic, with long lines of vehicles snaking around gas stations, and drivers spending the night in their cars. (AP)

"India Coal Scandal"

Indian laborers load coal onto trucks at a coal depot on the outskirts of Jammu. India's scandal-plagued government lost around $200 billion over the past 18 months by selling coalfields to companies without competitive bidding, according to a leaked audit report that the auditor itself called misleading. (AP)

"Yemen Protesters"

Anti-government protesters attend a rally to demand the prosecution of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh during their weekly Friday prayers in Sana'a. (Reuters)

"France Terror Suspect"

A masked police officer searches for clues at Mohamed Merah's apartment building in Toulouse, France. Mohamed Merah, who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died on March 22, 2012, after being shot in the head by police as he jumped out of his apartment, authorities said. (AP)

"Indonesia Bali"

A Balinese man hits another with fire during a ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, where people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel nor enjoy entertainment. (Reuters)

"Germany Weather Spring"

A farmer checks a plastic film that covers an asparagus field at a farm near Kutzleben, central Germany. (AP)

"Hong Kong Rugby"

South Africa's Cecil Afrika is tackled in the game against Wales during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament. (AFP)

22 Mars 2012

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"Turkmenistan New Year"

Wearing their traditional costumes Turkmens celebrate Newroz (New Year) holiday in the capital Ashgabat with a portrait of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in the background. (AFP)

"France World Water Day"
"Kenya Water"

Residents fetch water in small bottles and jerrycans in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, where a water shortage continues. (AFP)

"France School Shooting"

Members of the media work during a raid on a five-story building to arrest a suspect in the killings of three children, a rabbi on Monday at a Jewish school, in Toulouse, France. (Reuters)

"Philippines Daily Life"

A man cleans fish outside his makeshift shelter in suburban Manila, Philippines. (AP)

"Thailand Daily life"

The sun sets behind a high voltage tower in Bangkok, Thailand.(AP)

"Afghanistan Agriculture"

A villager works on agricultural plots that has been newly planted with vegetable seeds near a U.S. military base in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan. (Reuters)

"India Cucumbers)

A farmer carries cucumbers from his field to sell in the markets in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. (Reuters)

"China Housing"

Huang Sufang reacts as she sees a part of her house being taken down by demolition workers at Yangji village in central Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China, March 21, 2012. Huang, who is a resident of Yangji village, clashes with demolition workers as they mistakenly take down a part of her home, which is not included in the demolition project, local media reported. (Reuters)

"Britain State Trumpeters"

State trumpeters of the Household Cavalry dressed in their summer uniforms at Wellington Barracks show uniforms that will be worn for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, London, March 21, 2012. (Reuters)

"Switzerland Circus"

Maycol Errani performs on horses during a rehearsal of the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich, Switzerland. (Reuters)

21 Mars 2012

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Mexico Earthquake Aftershocks

Members of a family sleep outside their home in fear that aftershocks from Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake could cause their home to collapse in Pinotepa Nacional, Mexican state of Oaxaca, near the border with Guerrero. (AP)


Indonesia Fuel Protest

Smoke from burning tires blankets a student protester during a demonstration against the government's plan to raise fuel prices in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (AP)


Ethiopia Migrants Yemen

Ethiopian migrants rest near a transit center where they are waiting for repatriation in the western Yemeni town of Haradh, on the border with Saudi Arabia. Some 12,000 migrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, are stranded in Haradh, which they are using as a stepping stone to reach Saudi Arabia, according to the International Organization for Migration. (Reuters)


Syria Children Jordan

Syrian children who fled to Jordan with their families enjoy a day out at an amusement park in Amman. The activity was organized by an aid group to help the children acclimatize to life in their new environment. (Reuters)


Belgium Crash Funeral

The coffins of some of the victims of a bus crash in Switzerland are seen during a ceremony in Lommel, Belgium. A bus carrying a Belgian school party home from a ski trip crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Sierre, Switzerland, killing 28 people, 22 of them children on March 14.  (Reuters)


Burma Suu Kyi Supporters

Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wait for her arrival during an election campaign at Seikkan Township in Rangoon. (Reuters)


Shanghai China Aquarium

A visitor looks at jellyfish displayed at an aquarium in Shanghai, China. (AP)


Kyrgyz Nowruz Celebration

Wearing their traditional costumes Kyrgyz girls dance at Ala-Too Square in Bishkek during the annual celebration of Nowroz (New Year) holiday. Nowroz is an ancient Persian festival marking the first day of spring and is celebrated in Central Asia. (AFP)


Georgia Novruz Meal

People enjoy a meal on the street during the Nowruz celebration in the town of Marneuli, some 40 km south of Tbilisi, Georgia. (Reuters)


Albania Farmers Economy

An Albanian farmer washes his carrots in the village of Divjake, 30 km from the capital Tirana.  The crisis in neighboring Greece has caused many Albanian immigrants to return home to farm their land. (Reuters)


India Barber Rally

A man gets his face shaved at a roadside barber's shop as scores of protesters attend a rally in New Delhi, India. (AP)


France Sunrise

The sunrise as seen in a field of Godewaersvelde, northern France. (AFP)

20 Mars 2012

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"Britain Weather"

Two Ruddy Ducks with their chicks stand on the edge of a lake in Regents Park, London, on a bright Spring day. (AP)

"Afghanistan New Year"
"Vietnam Burma"

Vietnamese Navy unit of the honor guards arrive at the official welcome ceremony for Burmese President Thein Sein to visit Hanoi, Vietnam. (AP)

"India Kashmir"

A woman collects wood from a damaged Chinar tree during a wind storm inside Nishat Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. The storm caused heavy destruction to civilian properties and uprooted many trees and electric poles, authorities said. But there were no reports of any injuries so far, authorities added. (Reuters)


People make their way along the streets of the town of Monemvasia in the Peloponnese area of Greece. (Reuters)

"Kyrgyzstan Traditional Sport"

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

"Bahrain Protest"

An anti-government protester returns tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in Manama, Bahrain. (Reuters)

"India Daily Life"

A boy collects recyclable materials at a garbage dump in the outskirts of Jammu, India. (AP)

"Germany Children Museum"
"Britain Kensington Palace"

A reception area in Kensington Palace which reopened Tuesday after a 12 million pound Sterling ($19 million) renovation in central London (Reuters)

"Germany Weather"

On the first day of Spring in Germany a bumble bee collects pollen from a blooming crocus in the sun at a traffic island in Gelsenkirchen. (AP)

"Malaysia Fashion"

A model present a creation by Malaysian designer Winnie Loo during the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Prix in downtown Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)




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