June 20, 2012

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 2:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Washingon Monument Desks

An art installation of 857 empty school desks stands at the National Mall, near the Washington Monument, in Washington. Each of the desks represents an American student who drops out every hour of every school day, according to the College Board which set up the installation. (Reuters)

Pakistan World Refugee Day

An Afghan refugee girl sits on a jerrycan while other refugees collect water in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on World Refugee Day. (AP)

Britain Tibet

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the Dean of Westminster John Hall attend a service entitled 'A Moment of Prayer and Reflection' at Westminster Abbey in central London. (Reuters)

South Korea Taxis Strike

Taxis parked at the compound of a taxi company, after drivers halted their operations to attend a nationwide strike in Seoul, South Korea. Private and public taxi drivers, as well as the management of taxi companies, launched a 24-hour nation-wide strike to demand the government to hike taxi fares and lower the price of gas. (Reuters)

Russia Germany

People put together a jigsaw puzzle of a self portrait of Albrecht Duerer in front of the state historical museum in Manezh Square outside the Kremlin in Moscow. The 300-square-meter puzzle will be set up on the occasion of the 'German Year' in Russia. (AP)

Taiwan Weather

Two local residents pick up driftwood as waves crash against the coast in Chung-yun fishing harbour at Linyuan district, in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. (AFP)

Jerry Sandusky

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Center County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA. Sandusky is charged with 51 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys over a period of 15 years. (AP)

Italy Cruise Liner

A salvage platform floats in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbor of Giglio Porto, Italy. (Reuters)

Sri Lanka Agriculture

A toddy tapper walks on a rope as he crosses between coconut palm trees in order to collect sap to make palm wine, or toddy as it is locally known, in Wadduwa. (AFP)

Brazil Rio20

A man runs on Botafogo beach near a huge sculpture made from plastic bottles, back-dropped by a silhouette of Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

New York Solstice Yoga

Participants take part in a mass yoga class to mark the summer solstice on Times Square in New York. (AFP)

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