21 dhjetor, 2011

E Mërkurë, 21 Dhjetor 2011
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A boy takes a break from shoveling mud as he cleans his house swamped with mud from flash floods triggered by Typhoon Washi in Iligan city, southern Philippines. (Reuters)

Philippines Storm

Residents shelter in an evacuation center following Friday's flash flooding brought about by Tropical storm Washi in Iligan city, southern Philippines. (AP)


The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with a Soyuz TMA-03M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP)


A photo provided by the National Forensic Science Institute shows a giant metallic ball of 1,1 metre in diameter weighing some 6 kilograms that fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency. (AFP)


A beggar is wrapped in a blanket in Milan, Italy. (AP)


Romanian honor guard soldiers are reflected in a puddle during a religious service at the Hero's Cemetery in Bucharest. (AP)

Philippines Military

Filipino cadets dance during the 76th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Metro Manila. (AP)


A general view of the Aspire Zone hall during the men's final handball game between Qatar and Egypt at the Arab Games 2011 in Doha. (Reuters)

Germany Koala

A seven month old female baby koala, as yet unnamed, holds onto a toy koala as she is weighed at Duisburg Zoo, Germany. (AP)

Serbia Zoo

A day-old white lion cub lies next to his mother Sumba in their enclosure at Belgrade's Zoo. (Reuters)

20 Dhjetor, 2011

E Martë, 20 Dhjetor 2011
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U.S. Tech Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo (C) kisses his wife Lalaine upon his arrival at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Maryland. (AFP)


People place candles next to St. Wenceslas statue in the center of Prague to pay tribute to former Czech President Vaclav Havel. (AP)


North Korean TV still shows Kim Jong-Un (L), son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il as he walks next to his father's glass coffin (R) in Pyongyang. (AFP)


A Pakistani child looks towards a flag next to her mother, while taking part in an anti-NATO rally called by Pakistani religious group Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi. (AP)


An Egyptian woman is reflected in a puddle full of stones used in recent clashes at Tahrir Square, Cairo. (AP)


An armed Yemeni tribesman loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, jumps out of a hole in a building damaged during recent clashes with security forces in Sanaa. (AP)


Marlies Schild of Austria competes during the women's night slalom in FIS Alpine skiing World cup in Flachau. (AFP)


A statue on top of the Gendarmenmarkt concerthall is seen through Christmas lights in Berlin, Germany. (AFP)


A visitor looks at an ice sculpture showing a contortionist at an exhibition of ice sculptures in Roevershagen, eastern Germany. (AP)

Germany Weather

Snow has fallen on a red rose in a garden in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP)


19 dhjetor, 2011

E Hënë, 19 Dhjetor 2011
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An elderly South Korean man from a conservative, right-wing and anti-North Korean civic group, holds an extra edition of a local newspaper reporting the death of North Korean leader Kim jong-il at a rally in Seoul. (Reuters)

North Korea - Kim Jong Il

North Koreans cry and scream in a display of mourning for their leader Kim Jong Il at the foot of a giant statue of his father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, after Kim Jong Il's death was announced. (AP)


A woman holds flowers as she arrives to pay her respects to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (Reuters)

Romania Protest

Anti-communist fighters, who took part in events that led to the toppling of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, protest in Bucharest, Romania, outside the natural history museum, near the government headquarters. (AP)


Ancient burnt and damaged books saved from a research center  set up during the three-year occupation of Egypt by France in the late 18th century are seen at a restoration book center in Cairo. (AP)


An aerial photo shows damage caused by devastating floods over Iligan city in southern Philippines after tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday. (AP)


An elderly woman negotiates a pedestrian crossing during heavy rainfall in central Athens, Greece. (AP)


Qatar's Femi Seun Ogunode falls during the Men's 200m final during the 2011 Arab Games in Doha. (Reuters)


A worker puts on ornaments from inside a Christmas tree in Sidon, southern Lebanon. (Reuters)

Germany Monkey

A keeper at the zoo in Magdeburg, eastern Germany, holds a mona (Cercopithecus Mona) monkey baby. (AP)

16 Dhjetor 2011

E Premte, 16 Dhjetor 2011
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Mideast Syria Protests

Shadows of Syrians are reflected on a giant poster showing President Bashar Assad, during a supporting rally in Damascus. Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters after Friday prayers at several locations around the country, while the army sent reinforcements into a southern area where military defectors recently launched deadly attacks on regime troops. (AP)


France Weather Ship

In this image made available by France's Marine Nationale, the cargo ship TK Bremen is seen stranded on a beach near Erdeven, France. High winds beached the ship on France's jagged Atlantic coast and some of the 220 tons of fuel on board are leaking and threatening a local beach. (AP/Mael Prigent, Marine Nationale)


EU Ukraine Money

Participants of a flash mob burn fake foreign bank notes during a protest against plans to join the European Union in Kiev, Ukraine. Kiev will host a EU-Ukraine summit next week. (Reuters)


Geneva WTO Fishing


India Bangladesh Ceremony

India Gate is reflected as a soldier plays music during a ceremony to pay respect to those who died during the 1971 India-Pakistan war for the liberation of East Pakistan, now called Bangladesh, during Victory Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP)


Indonesia Sand Sculptures

Workers spray water and clean sand sculptures featuring famous figures and landmarks during the Sand Sculptures Festival at a cultural park in Sentul, outside of Jakarta, Indonesia.  International artists from 11 countries created 40 large sculptures for the festival. (AFP)


India Tribal Women


Delhi India Rickshaw

A boy in a school uniform waits for a rickshaw driver to make an adjustment on a cool morning in New Delhi, India. The rickshaw is a common mode of transport in many Indian cities. (AP)


Perth Australia Sailing

Competitors approach a mark during racing in the Women's 470 two-person dinghy at the ISAF World Sailing Championships on Fremantle Harbour near Perth, Australia. (AFP)


Manila Philippines Christmas

Lights decorate a church as thousands of people attend an early morning mass which signals the beginning of the celebrations for Christmas in suburban Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines.  As part of a religious tradition Filipinos attend mass for nine consecutive days until Christmas. (AP)

Dhjetor 15, 2011

E Enjte, 15 Dhjetor 2011
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Nepal Buddhist Bell

A Nepali Buddhist offers prayers under a large bell at Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa, which is one of the largest in the world, is a UNESCO heritage site. (AP)


Spain Weather Waves

A photographer waits for the arrival of a big wave to break on the Basque Monument ''El Peine de los Vientos'' during high winds in San Sebastian northern Spain. Authorities has announced gales for this weekend in the north of Spain with winds around 120 kph. (AP)


US Army Iraq

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Adam Schuessler, from Michigan, waits to board an Air Force C-130 transport plane to leave Iraq at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center. U.S. forces formally ended their nine-year war in Iraq Thursday with a low-key flag ceremony in Baghdad, while to the north flickering violence highlighted ethnic and sectarian strains threatening the country in years ahead. (Reuters)


China Chocolate Warriors

A guest takes a photo of terracotta warriors, made of chocolate, displayed at a new chocolate theme park in Shanghai, China. (AP)


South Africa Gallows Museum

Nooses hang in the gallows at the Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa. The government opened the gallows Thursday as a monument to those who were executed before the practice was stopped in 1989 and abolished in 1995. In background are plaques to those political prisoners who were executed. (AP)


Sudan Stock Exchange

An engineer tests the new electronic trading system at the Khartoum Stock Exchange.  Sudan, struggling to restore its economy after years of war and the break-away of newly formed South Sudan, aims to expand its tiny stock market to trade gold and commodities. (Reuters)


Sri Lanka China Arts

Sri Lankan fire dancers perform outside the new Chinese-gifted performing arts theatre, named the Lotus Pond, in Colombo. The 3.08 billion rupee (USD 27 million) theatre, officiated by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, was built with aid from China. (AFP)


Italy Downhill Skiing

Marco Sulllivan, of the United States, is airborne during a training session for the first European downhill race of the World Cup season in Val Gardena, Italy. (AP)


Lion Cub Jordan

A four-month-old lion cub, which was originally from Africa, is seen inside its cage at Jordan's zoo in Yaduda. (Reuters)


China Peking Opera

A student attaches her glasses to a Peking Opera facial mask during an event promoting the opera at a university in Liaocheng, Shandong province, China. The event aims at promoting the traditional Chinese art of Peking opera on the university campus. Students taking part in the event designed their own masks. (Reuters)


France Christmas Tree

A large Christmas tree decorates the central ground floor at Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. (AFP)

13 Dhjetor, 2011

E Martë, 13 Dhjetor 2011
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"Japan Weather Winter"

Pedestrians stroll under yellow ginkgo trees in Tokyo, Japan. Local residents came out to admire some 150 ginkgo trees displaying their yellow colors along the tree-lined street at a warm winter day. (AFP)

"India Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi"

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi attend a function to mark the tenth anniversary of the parliament attack in New Delhi. (AP)

"China School Bus Crash"

Villagers ride their electric tricycles to pick up their children outside a primary school in Shouxian town, Jiangsu province. At least 15 children from the school were killed when their school bus crashed in China's eastern province of Jiangsu, state media said. (Reuters)

"South Korea Anti-China Protest"

Plainclothes police officers try to stop a protester from tearing a Chinese flag with his teeth during an anti-China protest near the Chinese embassy in Seoul. A South Korean coastguard was stabbed to death by a Chinese fisherman on December 12, 2011, in an operation to apprehend a Chinese vessel operating illegally near South Korean waters, a South Korean official said. (Reuters)

"Pakistan Chained Addicts"

A Pakistani child weeps after being rescued by police during a raid at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of Karachi. Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution. (AP)

"Italy Financial Crisis"

People stroll in Rome's Via Condotti shopping street. Fears of default have led to elevated yields on bonds issued by Italy, the latest focus of the crisis. (AP)

"Honduras Jurnalists Murder Protest"

A Honduran soldier -member of the presidential guard - clashes with demonstrators protesting against the murder of journalists in Tegucigalpa. In the past two years, and under the government of Porfirio Lobo, 17 journalists have been killed in Honduras. (AFP)

"Mideast Soccer"

Bahrain's Fahad Hardan celebrates after scoring the first goal for his team during their soccer match against Iraq at the Arab Games in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

"Mount Rainier Sunrise"

Mount Rainer, a 14,411-foot stratovolcano, is seen at dawn during a colorful sunrise from Seattle, Washington, some 50 miles away. (AP)

"Britain Lighthouse"

Waves from the English Channel break over the light beacon and seawall at Newhaven in East Sussex in southern England. (Reuters)

12 Dhjetor 2011

E Hënë, 12 Dhjetor 2011
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"Malaysia King Farewell"

Malaysia's outgoing King, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, left, salutes as Queen Nur Zahirah, right, stands beside him during his official farewell ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur. Mizan Zainal Abidin, who was proclaimed the country's 13th king on Dec. 13, 2006, for a five-year rotation period, completed his reign on December 12, 2011. (AP)

"China Nanjing Anniversary"

Paramilitary policemen carry wreaths as they march during a rehearsal of a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the start of the Nanjing Massacre at the Nanjing Massacre Museum, Jiangsu province, China, to commemorate the 1937 massacre, when Japanese troops killed more than 300,000 people. (Reuters)

"Washington Occupy Movement"

A protester from the Occupy movement and a law enforcement officer photograph each other across from the entrance to the terminals at the Port of Longview in Longview, Washington. (Reuters)

"Britain Religion"

Choristers practice in the choir stalls at St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. (Reuters)

"Japan Aquarium Christmas"

A sea lion wearing antlers performs at the Sunshine International Aquarium as the seasonal attraction, which will be held until Christmas Day, in Tokyo, Japan. (AFP)

9 Dhjetor 2011

E Shtunë, 10 Dhjetor 2011
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India Fire Prayers

School children perform rituals during a prayer ceremony in Jammu for victims of a Kolkata, India hospital fire. (Reuters)


Norway Peace Garden

People stand next to an image of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman at the peace garden at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center on the eve of the prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. (AFP)


Paris Newspaper Protest

Employees of French daily newspaper France-Soir déploient display a giant banner on top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Workers are protesting the end of the newspaper’s print edition, scheduled for Dec. 15, which will result in loss of 89 jobs. (AFP)


Indonesia Netherlands Massacre

Surviving widows and relatives of men killed in a notorious massacre gather for a commemoration in Rawagede, West Java, Indonesia. After six decades of waiting, relatives of the men killed during Indonesia's bitter struggle for independence finally got what they wanted:  an official apology from the Dutch state. (AP)


India Afghanistan Nepal Soccer

Nepal's Raju Tamang takes a corner shot in a fog-enveloped stadium during their semi-final soccer match against Afghanistan at the SAFF Championship 2011 in New Delhi, India. (AP)


Israel Human Rights

A Sudanese refugee participates in a demonstration for human rights in Tel Aviv. Thousands of activists participated in the rally marking the International Day of Human Rights, which is Saturday. (AP)


North Korea Snow

A man shovels snow in a parking lot in Pyongyang after overnight snow fell on the North Korean capital. (AP)


Mideast Bahrain Protests

Bahraini Shi’ite Muslims participate in a religious procession in the Musalla neighborhood of Manama. Afterward, hundreds of participants headed toward an area that had been the hub of Bahrain's spring uprising and is now a heavily-militarized zone that protesters seek to reclaim. (AP)


Almaty Kazakhstan Hunting

Hunters with tame golden eagles get ready for an annual hunting competition outside Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Reuters)


Paint Scotland Bridge

Painters sit in front of the Forth Bridge in North Queensferry near Edinburgh, Scotland. Network Rail announced the end of the 10-year refurbishment and repainting of the bridge, on which over 240,000 liters of paint was used. (Reuters)


Lviv Ukraine Ornaments

An employee works at a factory producing New Year and Christmas decorations in Lviv, Ukraine. (Reuters)


Doha Arab Games

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the Arab Games at Khalifa stadium in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

8 Dhjetor 2011

E Enjte, 08 Dhjetor 2011
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"Italy Pope"

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives for the Immaculate Conception celebration prayer in Piazza di Spagna (Spain's Square) in downtown Rome. (Reuters)

"Congo Elections"

A supporter of Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is grabbed by a riot police officer outside his candidate's headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Partial results issued by Congo's electoral commission overnight make it all but certain that President Joseph Kabila will be declared the winner. (AP)

"Japan Fukushima Nuclear Plant"

A member of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force wearing a protective suit removes contaminated soil from areas tainted with radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant, near the Tomioka town hall in Tomioka town, Fukushima Prefecture. Kyodo. (Reuters/Kyodo)

"Libya Army"

A flag bearer on horseback holds up the flag of the Army Infantry First Brigade during a military parade by the Liberation Army to commemorate the establishment of Libyan National Army in Benghazi. (Reuters)

"Russia Protest"

Russian police detain an activist wearing a Vladimir Putin mask during an opposition protest in St. Petersburg. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States of stirring up protests against his 12-year rule and said foreign countries were spending hundreds of millions of dollars to influence Russian elections. (Reuters)

"Italy Street Artists"

Street artists perform in downtown Rome, Italy. (Reuters)

"Northern Irealand Storm"

Boats shelter in Portrush harbor on the the north coast of County Antrim as storm force winds batter the north coast of Northern Ireland with gales forecast to reach 80mph. (Reuters)

"New Zealand Environment"

Little Blue Penguins run towards the sea after being released by wild life workers and school children at Mount Maunganui beach in Tauranga, New Zealand. The Penguins were among those affected by New Zealand's biggest sea pollution disaster when the Monrovia-flagged container ship 'Rena' ploughed into a reef on October 5. (AFP)

"Wintery Weather New York"

Horses stand in a snow-covered field in North Chatham, New York. Parts of eastern New York state received up to seven inches of snow overnight knocking out power to about 13,000 utility customers. (AP)

"Germany Geese"

A farmer stops the traffic in Duisburg, western Germany, to cross the street with his 150 geese in Duisburg. The geese enjoy their outdoor enclosure during the day after leaving their night accommodation, to feed on fresh grass and move back inside during the evening. (AP)

"Italy Christmas"

The moon illuminates the spires of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy. (AP)



7 Dhjetor 2011

E Mërkurë, 07 Dhjetor 2011
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Kenya Doctors Strike

Kenyan doctors sing slogan songs on the third day of a nationwide strike outside the Ministry of Health office in Nairobi. The doctors are demanding a salary hike of 300 percent from the government, paralyzing health facilities around the country. (Reuters)


Apple New York

The Apple logo hangs inside the newest Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station, during a press preview of the store, which opens to the public on Friday. (Reuters)


Nepal Buddhist Rally

A monk looks up at Buddhist flags while participating on a rally in Kathmandu. The Council of Buddhist Union organized a peace rally against the government's decision to form the Lumbini Development National Steering Committee. (Reuters)


China Coal Worker

A worker takes a break from loading coal onto trucks near the town of Dangcheng, located 250 km southwest of Beijing. A study by the Global Carbon Project, an annual report card on mankind's CO2 pollution, showed that globally, CO2 emissions in 2010 from coal totaled 41 percent, with China's emissions jumping 10.4 percent in 2010. (Reuters)


Hong Kong Wine


India Dalai Lama

A Tibetan woman prays as she listens to spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a teaching at the Gyurmey Tantric Monastery in Gurupura, Karnataka state. The monastery is located in southern India in an area settled by a large community of Tibetan exiles. (AP)


India Retail Plan

A man shops for vegetables at a market in New Delhi. India on Wednesday suspended its plan to open its huge retail sector to foreign companies such as Wal-Mart in a reversal seen as a major capitulation to political opponents that further weakens the administration. (AP)


South Korea Christmas

Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver feeds sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP)


South Africa Climate




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