July 7, 2011

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 12:58 pm (UTC-4)
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"South Sudan Independence"

A traditionally dressed man dances during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba. South Sudan splits away from the north on July 9 to create Africa's newest nation after southerners voted for secession under terms of a peace deal reached in 2005 to end a north-south civil war. (Reuters)

"Spain Running Of The Bulls"

Revelers are surprised by an angry leading ox, used to drive the fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain. (AP)


A Libyan rebel with a bicycle celebrates the liberation of al-Qawalish, 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Tripoli, after six hours of battle, July 6, 2011. In the background smoke rises from a the power station that was shelled by retreating soldiers loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. (AP)

"Burma Daily Life"

A man drives a cow cart in Zee-O village, about 20 miles from ancient city of Bagan, Burma. (AP)

"Malaysia Shell Eco-Marathon"

Mekamethan Govendarajoo, driver of Team One EcoAim from University Tenaga National in Malaysia, makes a test run during Day 1 of the Shell Eco-marathon energy efficiency challenge at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. Teams from all over Asia began to race their energy efficient cars against other universities during day 1 of the three day challenge. (AP/Shell)

"Lady Gaga"

US singer Lady Gaga gives a press conference ahead of her showcase concert at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (AP)

"Bone Chandelier"

A chandelier made from bones in the Sedlec Ossuary, a Christian chapel beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints, in Sedlec district in the city of Kutna Hora, 75 km (47 miles) east of Prague, Czech Republic, July 6, 2011. The ossuary dates back to the 14th century but its current decoration, made of some 40,000 human remains, is from the 19th century. (Reuters)

"Cycling Tour De France"

The pack rides under a menacing sky during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 226.5 kilometers (140.7 miles) starting in Dinan, Brittany, and finishing in Lisieux, Normandy, western France. (AP)

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