20-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 6:43 pm (UTC+0)
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Brazil Carnival

Performers from the Beija Flor samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

Germany Carnival Parade

A carnival float depicts German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing an umbrella skirt symbolizing the European bailout fund at the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf. (AP)

Reuters_Britain-Teacher

A photograph of teacher Peter Rippington and his wife Sharon hangs on a flag pole at Alvechurch Middle School in Alvechurch, central England. Rippington died and more than 20 others were injured after their coach crashed near Chalons-en-Champagne in France Sunday on the way back from a ski trip. (Reuters)

Greece

A shoe shiner tries to keep warm in Athens, Greece. (AP)

Japan_Nuclear

Thousands of paper origami cranes made by members of the public and relatives of TEPCO workers in support of Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims are displayed at the emergency operation center at TEPCO's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture. (Reuters)

Yemen

A man sits behind a poster with a picture of Yemen's Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi during an election rally in Sanaa. (Reuters)

India Hindus

An Indian Hindu devotee rings bells as he exits a Lord Shiva temple during Shivratri festival celebrations in New Delhi. (AP)

Russia_Space

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France gets ready before diving in a space suit during a training exercise at the Star City cosmonaut training center outside Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)

Britain Fashion

A model wearing a jeweled head-piece by Lara Jensen walks on the catwalk during the Inbar Spector presentation at London Fashion Week in central London. (AFP)

Britain Swimming

Japan's Yu Okamoto and Sho Sakai perform a jump in the men's synchronized 3m springboard during the Diving World Cup event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Center, England. (AP)

Germany_Frogking

17-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 7:38 pm (UTC+0)
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"Libya Conflict Anniversary"

Libyans look at the newly installed memorial statue of the sign for victory in the Friday Market neighborhood in Tripoli on the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled slain leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AFP)

"Romania Weather"

An elderly man exits through a window in a tunnel under his snow covered house in Scutelnici village, 90 km northeast of Bucharest as icy weather continues across Romania. (Reuters)

"India Economy"

A child of a farmer stands in a nursery plot for cabbages in New Delhi. India's inflation slowed to its lowest level in more than two years in January as food prices fell, which will increase the pressure on the central bank to cut rates to battle the country's economic slowdown. (Reuters)

"Turkmenistan Politics"

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (C) is inaugurated for a second term in the capital Ashgabat. (AFP)

"Burma Politics"

A girl waits for the arrival of Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Pyar Pon, Irrawaddy delta region in the Irrawaddy division. (AFP)

"Oman Cycling"

Riders cycle during the fourth stage of the third Tour of Oman cycling race, a distance of 142.5 km from Nafa region in Wilayat Bidbid to Al-Wadi Al-Kabir in Wilayat Matrah. (AFP)

"US Obama"

A protester sits in a tree with an American flag during a demonstration outside the Nob Hill Masonic Center where US President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser in San Francisco, California, February 16, 2012. (AFP)

16-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 7:34 pm (UTC+0)
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"Spain ARCO Art"

"Somalia Unrest"

Displaced Somalis flee the Afgoye corridor after African Union peace keeping forces advanced on suspected Al-Shebab bases, south of Mogadishu, Somalia. (AFP)

"Yemen Children"

Children fill containers with drinking water in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen. (Reuters)

"Hong Kong Photographers"

News photographers hoisted up by cranes view the home of former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Henry Tang, a potential candidate for the upcoming Chief Executive election, in Hong Kong. Inspectors from the Buildings Department are to examine unauthorized building work in the basement of the Kowloon Tong property owned by Tang's wife. (Reuters)

"Bahrain"

A riot policeman fires tear gas toward anti-government demonstrators in Musalla, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama. Security remained tight in Manama and Shi'ite villages, with clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in several areas. (AP)

"Israel Asylum Seekers"

African refugees share breakfast at a shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel. Some 50,000 Africans have entered Israel in recent years, fleeing conflict and poverty in search of safety and opportunity in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. (AP)

"Germany Ski Jumping World Cup"

Judges wait in their boxes at the men's Large Hill individual ski jumping World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany. Due to heavy winds Thursday's competition was canceled. (AP)

"South Africa Sport"

A paddler negotiates white water during the first day of the Dusi Canoe Marathon in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. More than 1700 competitors take part in the annual 120 km (75 miles) race which begins in Pietermaritzburg and ends in Durban. (Reuters)

"Kazakhstan Nature"

Horses graze in a wintry steppe near the Chinese border in southeastern Kazakhstan. (Reuters)

"New York Fashion Week"

A model presents a creation from the Milly by Michelle Smith Fall/Winter 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week. (Reuters)

"Ukraine Pigeons"

Pigeons fly above cars and people on a street in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters)

"France Lemon Festival"

A worker puts the final touch at a castle made from lemons and oranges during the lemon festival in Menton, southern France. (Reuters)

"Switzerland Carnival"

People dressed for carnival at the start of the Luzern-Carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, in the early morning hours. The history of Lucerne's carnival can be traced back over more than 600 years and is best known for its individually hand-crafted masks and costumes paraded in the town's streets and squares by thousands of revellers during the three-day carnival festival. (Reuters)

"Spain Carnival"

Contestant Guacimara Alfonso performs on stage during the annual carnival queen election gala at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. (Reuters)

 

15-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 7:33 pm (UTC+0)
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"Kuwait Politics Cabinet"

Kuwaiti MP Mohammad al-Saqer (C) speaks during the opening session of the new parliamentary term in Kuwait City. Kuwait formed a new cabinet with 10 fresh faces but the government, which included no women, immediately came under fire from opposition MPs who hold a majority in parliament. (AFP)

"Honduras Prison Fire"

A woman grieves outside a prison where a fire broke out inside in Comayagua, 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of the capital, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. At least 300 inmates were killed and 21 are injured, according to authorities. (AP)

"India Elections"

An elderly Indian woman carries her election identification card as she stands in a queue to cast her vote outside a polling station in Varanasi. (AP)

"Sri Lanka Protest"

Members of the Sri Lanka's People's Liberation Front brave police water cannons during a protest in Colombo. A wave of protests have swept across the country after the government increased fuel prices. (AP)

"North Korea Synchronized Swimming"

North Korean women perform in a mass synchronized swimming show in Pyongyang to celebrate the birthday of the late leader Kim Jong Il, who would have turned 70 on Feb. 16, 2012. (AP)

"South Korea Nuclear Security Summit"

A South Korean policeman breaks stone plates with his head during a police security demonstration for a successful Nuclear Security Summit against terrorism in Seoul. The summit will be held in Seoul from March 26 to 27. (AP)

"Senegal Protest"

A man carries an injured woman during anti-government protests in Senegal's capital Dakar. Senegal riot police used teargas, truncheons, and a water cannon to disperse hundreds of people in the capital protesting at President Abdoulaye Wade's decision to seek a third term in office. (Reuters)

"Philippines Whitney Houston"

A Filipino fan writes a message on a tribute wall for the late American singer-actress Whitney Houston that is displayed inside a mall in Manila. (Reuters)

"Germany Six Little Pigs"

French bulldog named Baby, left, attends the feeding of wild boar piglets at the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin, Germany. Six little pigs have found a new friend in the maternal French bulldog. (AP)

"Austria Ballet"

Dancers of the State Opera Ballet perform during a dress rehearsal for the traditional Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters)

"Germany Bizarre Ice"

Bizarre ice formations hang on trees at the Unteres Odertal national park near Schwedt, northeastern Germany. After a weeks-long cold spell, temperatures started to rise again. (AFP)

"Italy Sanremo Song Festival"

Dancers perform during the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Song Festival, in Sanremo, Italy. (AP)

"Oldest Supernova"
"US Dog Show"

Malachy, a Pekingese, competes for best in show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, February 14, 2012. Malachy went on to win the title. (AP)

14-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 7:31 pm (UTC+0)
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"India Valentine's Day"

Students make a formation in the shape of a heart and a red ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on Valentine's Day in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. (Reuters)

"China EU"

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso during a joint press conference with EU President Herman Van Rompuy and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (not in picture) after attending the China-EU meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP)

"Libya Anniversary"

Members of the new Libyan military force under the ruling National Transitional Council parade along a main street in the capital Tripoli to mark the one year anniversary of the start of the uprising. (AFP)

"Nepal Hindu Holy Man"

A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, sits near the fire to dry the ashes smeared on his body at his ashram in Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival which falls on February 20. (Reuters)

"Syria Fighting"

Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib. (AP)

"Germany Carnival Iran"

A character representing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad splits the UN headquarters building with an atomic bomb, on a float during final preparations for the Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany. (AP)

"Kosovo Cold Weather"
"Thailand Explosion"

A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal official examines a backpack that was left on the bomb site by a suspect bomber in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

"Somalia"

A soldier of the African Union Mission in Somalia takes his position during fighting between Islamists and government forces in southern Mogadishu. (Reuters)

"Switzerland City Space"

A woman leaves the St. Peter and Paul church in the snow covered central Swiss village of Andermatt. (Reuters)

"Germany Staricase"

A staircase looking like a snail in Munich's 'Haus der Bayrischen Wirtschaft' building, Germany. (Reuters)

13-ти февруари, 2012

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 7:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Maldives Politics

Zahir Ziyad, 3, looks back during an Arabic language lesson in a Quran class in Male, Maldives. The Maldives' new president expanded his Cabinet on Sunday to include religious conservatives who have been demanding the introduction of strict Islamic laws on the Indian Ocean nation. (AP)

 

Romania Winter Weather

A woman walks past a snow-covered car during heavy snowfall in Bucharest, as icy weather continues across Europe. Romania has been hit by heavy blizzards with an estimated 60,000 people being left stranded by the severe winter weather. (Reuters)

 

Italy Costa Concordia

Flowers thrown by family members of missing victims from the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy, float near the ship at Giglio Island.  A mass will take place Monday on the island to mark one month since the accident. (Reuters)

 

Valentine's Day Buttons

Artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a creation, made from about 600 buttons into the shape of two hearts, to celebrate Valentine's Day in the northern city of Amritsar, India. (Reuters)

 

Nepal Communist Rally

 

French Miners Trial

French miners attend a trial against the Swiss firm Eternit's Italian plant in Turin. An Italian court on Monday sentenced a Swiss tycoon and a Belgian baron to 16 years in jail for negligence that led to more than 2,000 asbestos-related deaths in the biggest trial of its kind. (Reuters)

 

Fashion Jenny Packham Fall 2012

Models on the runway show off the Jenny Packham Fall 2012 collection during Fashion Week in New York. (AP)

 

Valentine's Kiss Russia

Couples kiss during a flash mob organized by a local television station on the eve of Valentine's Day in the southern Russian city of Stavropol. (Reuters)

 

Roses Vienna Austria

Red roses are pictured in a flower shop the day before Valentine's Day in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters)

 

Westminster Dog Show

Handler Dixie Rae shows Cardigan Welsh Corgi Myste Baledwr Free to Disagree during the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden. (Reuters)

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