19 Mars 2012

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Cambodia Duch Court

People attend the hearing of former Khmer Rouge S-21 prison chief Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch (not pictured), as he testifies at the court room of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. (Reuters)


Egypt Coptic Christians

Egyptian Christians gather as they wait to pay their respects and view the body of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, outside the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo. (Reuters)


France School Shooting


Sri Lanka Monks Protest

In Colombo Sri Lankan Buddhist monks protest a U.S.-led move to censure Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council session in Geneva over its alleged war crimes while crushing Tamil rebels in 2009. (AFP)


Afghanistan Kabul Windstorm

An Afghan family walks during a wind storm in Kabul. (AFP)


China Tourism

Chinese tourists pose for photos outside the Forbidden City in Beijing. (AFP)


Kuala Lumpur worker

A worker uses a jackhammer on a house renovation in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP)


France Japan Book Fair

Children look at mangas, Japanese cartoon books, displayed during the 32nd Paris Book Fair. The fair hosts 2,000 authors and 1,200 publishers from 40 countries, with Japan and Moscow as guests of honor. (AFP)


DC Cherry Blossoms

Blooming cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin frame the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. (AP)


Honduras Dog Vaccinations

A girl shows a certificate, a bag of dog treats, and her dog after its vaccination at a basketball court in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Vaccination stations have been set up around the city in order to raise public awareness and educate owners on proper care and treatment of their animals. (Reuters)


Nice France Promenade

A woman sits facing the Mediterranean Sea on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice southern France. (AP)


16 Mars 2012

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"Clooney Sudan Embassy Protest"

Actor George Clooney, center, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va, back, and Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, right, are arrested during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. The demonstrators are protesting the escalating humanitarian emergency in Sudan that threatens the lives of 500,000 people. (AP)

"Belgium Switzerland Crash"

The coffins of victims of the Sierre bus crash are placed in a hangar at Melsbroek military airport in Belgium after returning from Switzerland. Belgian military aircraft began returning home the bodies of 22 children and six adults killed in a bus crash in Switzerland as the country prepared to observe a minute's silence to remember the victims. (Reuters)

"Spain Drought"

El Atazar reservoir near El Berrueco in Madrid's region. Spanish farmers are already on drought alert after the country's driest winter in 70 years. (AFP)

"Apple New iPad"

A man raises Apple's new iPad after purchasing it at the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York. The new iPad went on sale in 10 countries, including the United States, Canada, Singapore, France and Britain. (Reuters)

"Pakistan Daily Life"

An old man drags sacks of cotton to be used for quilts to earn his living in Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP)

"Libya Unrest Funeral"

Thousands of Libyans pray over the coffins of five individuals, who are suspected of being killed in 1984 under the former Moammar Ghadafi regime, during their funeral in Tripoli's Martyrs' Square. The five identified bodies were found amongst other unknown corpses stored in refrigerators at Tripoli Central Hospital. (AFP)

"China Pollution"

Trash clogs up a polluted canal at the edge of Beijing. China said that two-thirds of its cities currently fail to meet new air-quality standards introduced this week that are based on the pollutants most harmful to health. (AFP)

"Yemen Ethiopian Migrant"

An Ethiopian migrant waits to be repatriated at a transit center 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 use as a stepping stone to reach Saudi Arabia, according to the International Organization for Migration. (Reuters)

"Germany Harley Hearse"

Joerg Grossmann drives his motorcycle combination with a Kawasaki VN 1500 and a self-developed side car on a road near Usingen, Germany. (AP)

"US Tourism"


15 mars, 2012

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"Britain Somerset House"

"Romania Hungary National Day"

Ethnic Hungarians wearing Hussar outfits take part in a parade on Hungarian's National Day in Targu Secuiesc, north of Bucharest, to mark the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. (AFP)

"Egypt Protest"

Al Ahli soccer fans take part in a protest against the ruling military council and interior ministry in front of the general prosecutor's office in Cairo, Egypt. The fans were demanding quick investigations into the deaths of soccer fans at a stadium in Port Said in early February. (Reuters)

"Pakistan Swiss"

Swiss nationals Olivier David Och (L) and Daniela Widmer wave to the media at a military base in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. The couple kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban last July say they escaped, a Pakistani army spokesman said, after the two showed up at a military checkpoint on a main road in the northwest of the country. (Reuters)

"Belgium Switzerland Bus Crash"

A girl places flowers in front of the 't Stekske school in Lommel, as she pays her respects to victims of the bus crash in Sierre, Switzerland. A bus carrying a Belgian school group home from a ski trip crashed into the wall of a Swiss tunnel, killing 22 children and six others on Wednesday. (Reuters)

"Turkey Syrian Refugees"

A group of Syrians fleeing violence in their country, walk towards the Turkish border, near Reyhanli. (AP)

"Australia Swimming"

Australia's Stephanie Rice swims during the women's 400m Individual Medley final at the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, in Adelaide. (Reuters)

"Indonesia Rice"

A worker carries sacks of rice at a warehouse owned by Indonesia's state procurement agency Bulog in Makassar of South Sulawesi province. (Reuters)

"Switzerland Austria"

Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz. Liechtenstein is located in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria. (Reuters)

"Japan Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom  Menace" "Spain Fallas Festival"

14 Mars 2012

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"US Britain"

US President Barack Obama welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP)

"China Politics"

A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the closing session of the annual National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. (AP)

"Yemen Protest"

A Yemeni woman holds a flower during a demonstration demanding the trial of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a. (AP)

"Israel Funeral"

Thousands of ultra Orthodox Jews from the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty attend the funeral of their rabbi Moshe Yhoshua Hager, 95, at a cemetery in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak. (AFP)

"India Kashmir Cloned Goat"

Noori, a cloned pashmina goat, stands inside a sheep breeding center at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Alastang, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) from Srinagar, India. Scientists at the university successfully cloned the world's first pashmina goat, prized for its fine wool, according to news reports. (AP)


A Somali soldier patrols near the scene of a suicide bombing at a small tea shop inside the Presidential Palace in southern Mogadishu. A suicide bomber killed at least four people inside the presidential palace compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to the police, the African Union and al-Shabaab insurgents. (Reuters)

"Occupy Wall Street"

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators wearing masks of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney protest outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York where Romney was holding a fundraiser. (Reuters)

"Briatin Horse Race"

Britain's Camilla (C), Duchess of Cornwall, and Zara Phillips (R) during The Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England. (Reuters)

"Japan Flamingos"

A pair of Caribbean flamingos extend their necks during courtship at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, Japan. (AFP)



13 March, 2012

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"Ukraine Honor Guards"

A cleaner sweeps the carpet in front of the honor guard before the official welcoming ceremony of Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters)

"Palestinians Gaza"

Palestinians take cover as a gunman fires a weapon in the air during the funeral of Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Daher in Gaza City. (Reuters)

"Mississippi Elections"

A single voter contemplates her choices at this voting precinct in Madison, Mississippi, USA. Mississippi and Alabama hold primaries and their results could clarify the GOP presidential nomination race. (AP)

"Brazil Security Guards Strike"

Bank security guards on strike march demanding better wages in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

"Bangladesh Ferry Accident"

Bangladeshis ride past the site of a ferry accident, on the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Dhaka. A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in the river, killing more than 30 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said. (AP)

"South Korea Cambodia Land Mine"

A South Korean activist wearing mask depicting a cluster munition near the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, during a campaign to ban land mine and cluster munitions in Cambodia. (AP)

"Turkey Syria Refugees"

Syrian refugees in the Hacipasa Refugee Camp in Antakya, near the Turkish-Syrian border. (AFP)

"Belgium Attack"

A burned sandal in Rida mosque which has been set on fire in Anderlecht commune in the west of Brussels, Belgium. A man threw a petrol bomb through the window of the mosque, killing the imam and injuring a second person, Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure reported. (Reuters)

"France Presidential Elections"

French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he campaigns in Valence, southern France. (AP)

"Nissan New Racing Car"

Nissan's new Deltawing race car after it was unveiled in London. The experimental race car to be powered by Nissan 1.6-litre DIG-T engine will be a non-competitive participant in this year's Le Mans 24 hour race. (Reuters)

12 Mars 2012

E Hënë, 12 Mars 2012
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Bangladesh Opposition Protest

Boats are anchored to block traffic on the banks of the River Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Police stepped up security in the capital after the main Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its key Islamist ally Jammat-e-Islami called for an anti-government protest demanding an independent caretaker government oversee elections. (AP)


Afghanistan Taliban Weapons

Former Taliban militants line up with their weapons to attend a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul. About 200 former Taliban militants from the province handed over weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP)


Palestinian Germany Israel


Pakistan Polio Immunization

A Pakistani health worker gives polio drops to an infant in Lahore. Pakistani officials vow to eradicate polio by the end of 2012. Polio remains endemic in four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. (AP)


India Tibet Women Uprising Day

A Tibetan woman beats a portrait of Chinese President Hu Jintao during a protest to commemorate Tibetan Women's Uprising Day, in New Delhi, India. On March 12, 1959, thousands of women gathered in Lhasa to protest against the Chinese government but the protest was put down. (AP)


Thailand School Flood

A student walks along a wooden plank at a construction site in Ayutthaya, Thailand, where workers are raising the school cabins by about 4 meters above ground to avoid potential floods. (Reuters)


Italy Nigeria Hostages

People follow the casket of Franco Lamolinara prior to his funeral in the northern Italian town of Gattinara. Lamolinara, an engineer who was working in Nigeria when he was kidnapped along with a British colleague in May, was slain during a botched British-Nigerian rescue attempt. (AP)


Germany Volkswagen Beetle

A Volkswagen New Beetle, left, and a Up!, right, car are lifted inside a delivery tower after the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. (AP)


Italy Olympic Training

Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari attends a training session in Brescia to prepare for the Olympics. (Reuters)


Germany Zoo Giraffe

9 Mars 2012

E Premte, 09 Mars 2012
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"Brazil Moon"

A full moon over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Reuters)

"Japan Earthquake Collection Center"

A man looks for his photographs at a collection center for items which were found in the rubble of an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. (Reuters)

"Pakistan Daily Life"

A girl sits on a weighing scale at a wood saw mill in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters)

"Afghanistan US Convoy"
"Slovakia Early Elections"

A protester attends an anti-corruption demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia. Hundreds of Slovaks are protesting in the capital to demand that top politicians accused of corruption step down. (AP)

"China World Markets"

An investor reacts as she looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets climbed as China's inflation eased and Greece moved closer to inking a deal with private creditors to restructure its debt and avoid a massive default. (AP)

"India Cotton"

An employee works inside a cotton processing unit at Kadi town, about 56 km (35 miles) north of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. (Reuters)

"Colombia Protest"

Colombian riot police arrest a student protesting against the high price and bad service offered by the Transmilenio public transport system in Bogota. (AFP)

"France Chocolate"
"Turkey Athletics World"

US athlete Chaunte Lowe (R) commiserates with US athlete Inika McPherson (L) after she failed a jump during the women's high jump qualifications at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. (AFP)

"Iceland Solar Storm"

The Northern Lights in the skies near Faskusfjordur on the east coast of Iceland, March 8, 2012. A solar storm shook the Earth's magnetic field, but scientists said they had no reports of any problems with electrical systems. (AP)


8 Mars 2012

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"Afghanistan Womens Internet Cafe"

Afghan women surf the net in the Sahar Gul net cafe, the first internet cafe for women, opened in Kabul. (AP)

"Iraq Female Worker"

Female workers load bricks on a donkey driven cart in a brick factory in the town of Nahrawan east of Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters)

"Japan Tsunami Anniversary"

Vehicles move among fishing vessels that were carried from Kesennuma port by the March 11 tsunami, at the Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture. Japan is readying to mark the first anniversary of the huge earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast last year, sparking a nuclear crisis at Fukushima. (AFP)

"Burma Canada"

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (2nd L) meets Burma's President Thein Sein (R) at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Burma. (Reuters)

"Russian Leaders"

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chat during their meeting in the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. (AP)

"Sun Rise"

The sun rises over Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon, USA. The largest solar storm in five years has engulfed the Earth. Scientists say that could change as the storm spends the day shaking the planet's magnetic field. It could disrupt technology but also spread colorful Northern Lights. (AP)

"Norway Ice Floe"

Ice floes in a Norwegian Fjord near Svalbard (AFP)

"Britain Crufts"

Italian Greyhounds arrive on the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, in central England. (AFP)

"Germay Zoo"

Meerkats relax under a heating light during cold temperatures in the Erfurt zoo, central Germany. (AP)

6 Mars 2012

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"US Republican Super Tuesday"

"France Weather Floods"

Women standing on the doorstep of their houses look at the level of water in Steenwerck, northern France, following floods due to rain and snow in this northern area which affected train traffic between Paris and northern European countries. (AFP)

"Republic of Congo Explosions"

Brothers sit outside the ruin of their family home, destroyed in deadly explosions from a nearby munitions depot, in the Ouenze neighborhood of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. (AP)

"Australia Spiders"

Spiders are seen in their webs spun round dry sticks on a bush, next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga, Australia. (Reuters)

"Russia Kremlin"

A giant Russian national flag is on display near the Kremlin in central Moscow. Russia's opposition said they feared Vladimir Putin had decided to use force to smother their protests after riot police detained hundreds of demonstrators challenging his presidential election victory. (Reuters)

"Jamaica Britain Royal"

Britain's Prince Harry and Olympic champion Usain Bolt start a race during a visit to the track named after Bolt at the University of the West Indies in Kingston. The prince is visiting Jamaica as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour that also includes Belize, the Bahamas and Brazil, as a representative of Queen Elizabeth. (Reuters)

"Kenya Sport"

The Maasai Warriors cricket team warm up before exercises on the beach in Mombasa, South East Kenya. (AFP)

"Paris Fashion Chanel"

Models wear creations by German Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of the Chanel presentation for Women's Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, France. (AP)

5 mars 2012

E Hënë, 05 Mars 2012
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Russia Election Protest

Russian riot police officers block opposition activists during a protest against alleged vote rigging in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Demonstrators contested the outcome of the election Monday. (AP)


Venezuela Chavez Health

A person walks in front of a graffiti depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Caracas. Chavez has admitted publicly for the first time that his cancer has returned, says he faces a new round of radiotherapy treatment. (AFP)


Indiana Severe Weather

Snow covers a demolished house in Marysville, Indiana on Monday, after a tornado ripped through the town on Friday, March 2. (AP)


Syria Refugees Lebanon

Hassana Abu Firasl, a Syrian woman who fled from the Syrian town of Qusair near Homs, is seen with her family at the Lebanese-Syrian border village of Qaa, eastern Lebanon. (AP)


India Holi Festival

People apply colored powder to a woman's face as they celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colors, in Ahmedabad, India. The traditional event heralds the beginning of spring and will be celebrated all over India on March 8. (Reuters)

China Great Hall

Hostesses jump for photographers outside Beijing's Great Hall of the People where the opening session of the annual National People's Congress is held in China. (AP)


Ukraine Two-Headed Turtle

A man displays a two-headed turtle 'Testudo horsfieldi' at National Museum of Natural History in Kiev, Ukraine. Besides the two heads the reptile has six legs. (AP)


London Olympics Swimming

Swimmers warm up before the evening session at the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 at the Olympic Aquatics Center in London. (Reuters)


Portugal Algarve Cup Soccer

Supporters of the United States wait for the start of their Algarve Cup group B, third round, women's soccer match with Japan at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. (AP)


India Marigold Field

An Indian woman carries marigold flowers on her head on the outskirts of Jammu, India.  Marigolds are widely used as strings of garland and for Hindu religious rituals. (AP)


Lebanon Weather

A man jumps into the Mediterranean Sea after a week of snow and heavy rain storm in Lebanon, at the American University beach in Beirut. (Reuters)





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