July 4, 2012

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC-4)
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US France Diplomacy

Cooks prepare ‘Stars and Stripes’ desserts for a buffet before a ceremony for the July 4th Independence Day celebrations at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France. (AFP)

Philippines Construction

Construction workers on scaffolding, building a commercial building in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Reuters)

Ukraine Language Protest

An opposition supporter climbs over the heads of riot police during a rally to protest against a Russian language bill passed by parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters)

Brazil Copacabana Anniversary

A diver returns with a catch of octopuses at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 6 will see celebrations of the 120th anniversary of the beginning of the urbanization of the Copacabana neighborhood, which started with the opening of the Old Tunnel and the arrival of the railway. (AFP)

Spain Miners Strike

A miner kicks a gas canister fired by the Spanish national riot police during the clashes between police and miners inside the ‘El Soton’ coal mine in El Entrego, near Oviedo, northern Spain. The coal miners are protesting against the government’s proposal to decrease funding for coal production. (Reuters)

India Monsoon

An Indian farmer plows the field as monsoon clouds gather in the sky in Delhpur village, outskirts of Allahabad. (AP)

Peru Whale

A beached humpback whale lies on the shore near Puerto Eten, 23 km (14 miles) south of Chiclayo, Peru, July 3, 2012. Government specialists collected samples from the seven-meter (23 feet), three-ton cetacean to determine the cause that led it to be stranded on the shore, according to local media. (Reuters)

Singapore Airport Art

People admire a giant kinetic structure at the Changi International Airport in Singapore. Claiming to be the world’s largest kinetic art installation, ‘Kinetic Rain’ designed and built by a German team is made up of 1, 216 bronze droplets that transform into multiple shapes through slow fluid movements. (AP)

Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks streak across the sky against a full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kansas, July 3, 2012. (AP)

France Fashion Week

A model presents a creation by French designer Franck Sorbier as part of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/2013 fashion show in Paris, France. (Reuters)

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