May 9, 2012

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 2:23 pm (UTC-4)
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"Japan World Markets"

A woman talking on a mobile phone walks by the electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, top left, which dropped 123.34 points to 9,058.31 in Tokyo. Asian stock markets fell, spooked by disappointing U.S. corporate earnings and fears that political turmoil in debt-crippled Greece is pushing it closer to financial disaster. (AP)

"Britain Queens Speech"

The judicial Law Lords in their traditional ceremonial robes wait for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to read the Queen's Speech to lawmakers in London. (AP)

"Ukraine Victory Day"

Ukrainian soldiers dressed in WWII uniforms during a parade at the World War II memorial on the Victory Day in Kyiv. (AP)

"Cambodia Royal Plowing"

Cambodian Prince Norodom Chakravuth, rear center, holds plow handles to mark an annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh. The ceremony was held to mark the start of rice-farming season. (AP)

"Palestinian Children"
"Monaco Royal"

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene visit the Prince Albert II Leisure center in La Turbie, southern France near Monaco. (AP)

"Yemen Children"

Students attend a lecture on the impact of terrorism at their school in Sana'a. Yemen launched an awareness campaign against terrorism in schools this week. (Reuters)

"Indonesia Russian Plane"

Relatives inspect the list of the passengers on board of the missing Russian airplane at Halim Perdanakusumah airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100 carrying 46 people lost contact with air controllers while flying over mountains during a demonstration flight in western Indonesia, officials said. (AP)

"Russia Victory Day"

Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day Parade on the Red Square in Moscow, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany. (AP)

"India Heat Wave"

A woman drinks water on a hot summer day in New Delhi. Heat wave conditions prevailed in the city and the northern state of India with the mercury rising above 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time this summer. (AFP)


Residents of the town of Kibumba walk on the road to Rutshsuru, some 30 kms (20 miles) from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma, heading to the Nord-Kivu capital as they flee fighting between Congolese army deserters led by ex-general Bosco Ntaganda and the regular Congolese army (FARDC) near the Virunga national park on the border with Rwanda. (AFP)

"South Korea Yeosu Expo"
"Italy Cycling"

Astana's riders cycle to a third place during the team time trial 33.2-km fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia in Verona, Italy. (Reuters)

"Brazil Surfing"

U.S. surfer Patrick Gudauskas competes in the round one of the Billabong Rio Pro men's surfing competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

"South Africa Seasonal Fog"

A long exposure picture shows a seasonal fog illuminated by the lights of Cape Town harbor as the city prepares for the start of the southern hemisphere winter, May 8, 2012. (Reuters)

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