May 22, 2012

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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Private Space

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket is seen during a time exposure as it lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This launch marks the first time, a private company sends its own rocket to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (AP)

Egypt Election

An Egyptian man passes a mural depicting presidential candidates Amr Moussa (C) and Ahmed Shafiq (L) and a combination of the faces of former president Hosni Mubarak and Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi in Cairo. (Reuters)

Burma Protest

Demonstrators stage a peaceful protest near the Sule Pagoda, in central Rangoon, Burma, against the power blackouts across the country. (Reuters)

Germany Weather

A boy slides down in to a swimming pool as the sun shines in the northern German city of Hameln. (AFP)


A man spreads rose petals, which will be used to make incense sticks, on the floor to dry in a compound in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters)

Niagara Falls Rescue

Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, May 21, 2012. He was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital, Canada, where a spokeswoman says he has critical but non-life-threatening injuries. (AP)

Somalia Fighting

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers from Burundi patrol after fighting between insurgents and government soldiers on the outskirts of Mogadishu. (Reuters)

France Heavy Rains

Water from heavy rains partially covers a car abandoned in a street of Saint-Max, near Nancy, after a storm dumped heavy rains in eastern France overnight. (Reuters)

London Ballet

Members of the English National Ballet outside the Orangery restaurant at Kensington Palace in London as part of a publicity event for a summer charity fundraiser with Swan Lake as the theme (Reuters)

Brazil Surfing

A boogie boarder rides a wave during high tide in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

China Red Panda Bear

A Red Panda Bear sleeps in the Panda Bear enclosure at the Beijing Zoo. (AFP)

UK Paralympic World Cup

Competitors leave the starting blocks in the T42/43/44 Mens 100 meter race during the BT Paralympic World Cup at Sportcity in Manchester, north-west England. (AFP)

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