August 9, 2011

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:16 pm (UTC-4)
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Britain Police Unrest

Members of the public show their brushes to Mayor of London Boris Johnson as they prepare to clean their streets of debris in Clapham Junction, in south London, following a third night of unrest in London. (AFP)


Tokyo Stocks

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange reacts as he works at the bourse. The Nikkei stock average closed down 1.7 percent Tuesday, having trimmed losses on bargain hunting after the index tumbled more than four percent in the wake of Wall Street's plunge. (Reuters)


Taipei Stocks

A person walks past a board showing stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei. Taiwan stocks fell 0.79 percent Tuesday, but some companies such as Apple suppliers got a lift as government intervention was seen, some fund managers said. (Reuters)


India Hindu Goddess

Idols of Hindu Goddess Dashama are pictured on the banks of the river Sabarmati in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Hindu devotees keep the idols in their house for 10 days, for the Dashama festival, before immersing them in the Sabarmati river on the tenth night. (Reuters)


India International Day of World Indigenous People

Tribal dancers from the western Indian state of Gujarat perform at a rally to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous People, in New Delhi, India. The word 'tribal' is a collective term for many indigenous people in India. (AP)


India International Day of World Indigenous People

A tribal man holds a handmade umbrella and walks behind his cattle, unseen, near Manikpur village, in Ganjam district, about 200 kilometers from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneshwar, India. The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is being marked across the world Tuesday. (AP)


Chile Education Protests

Police uses a water cannon against a demonstrator during a student protest in Santiago. Riot police battled high school and university students in the streets of Chile's capital, firing water cannons and tear gas, using officers on horseback to break up flaming barricades. (AP)


Somalia East African Famine

Somali Borow Adam Mohamed weeps at the grave of one of his children in Mogadishu, Somalia. The number of people fleeing famine-hit areas of Somalia is likely to rise dramatically and could overwhelm international aid efforts in the Horn of Africa. (AP)


Hanoi Agent Orange Victims Embroidery

Agent Orange victims learn embroidery at Friendship Village, a hospice outside Hanoi. Delegates from around the world gathered in Hanoi for the second international conference on Agent Orange victims August 8-10, on the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Agent Orange/Dioxin into Vietnam. (Reuters)


Brussels Meyboom Festival

Members of the Meyboom brotherhood carry the Meyboom tree before the planting in central Brussels. The Meyboom festival dates back 703 years and celebrates the 1213 victory of Brussels over neighboring city of Leuven in a battle over a beer tax. (Reuters)



A skater rolls past confessionals set in Madrid's Retiro Park for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI during the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day. The pope arrives in Madrid August 18 to attend the final four days of the six-day youth festivities. (AFP)

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