July 6, 2012

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 1:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Dalai Lama Birthday

An exile Tibetan in traditional costume waits to perform a dance at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. The Dalai Lama celebrated his 77th birthday with festivities held for the entire day at the temple complex. (AP)

Kazakhstan Mosque Astana

People walk inside Khazret Sultan Mosque in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. On Friday Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev unveiled the mosque, the largest Muslim worship facility in Central Asia. (AFP)

Spain Mine Protest

Spanish miners burn tires to cut a road during a demonstration in Caborana, near Oviedo, in northern Spain. The miners are staging a nationwide strike organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions from 301 million euros to 111 million euros. (AFP)

China Young Gymnasts

Gymnasts from the Nanjing children’s gymnastic team stretch during a training session at a sports center in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. The team with about 30 young gymnasts, ages 4-8, is representing the city in the provincial gymnastic games. (Reuters)

Syria Protest Jordan

A Syrian girl holds placard during a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in front the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan. (AP)

Spain Pamplona Red Scarves

Revelers hold up their red scarves during the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. The annual festival, best known for its daily running of the bulls, kicked off Friday with the traditional ‘Chupinazo’ rocket launch and will run until July 14. (Reuters)

Jordan Mass Wedding

A Jordanian groom covers his face from foam spray during a mass wedding of 46 brides and 46 grooms in Amman, Jordan. The wedding was organized by an Islamic association, Al-Afaf (which means chastity in Arabic), to encourage young adults to remain virtuous until marriage. (AP)

Nebraska Heat Bear

A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. The temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.5 Celsius) Friday. (AP)

Tour de France

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the sixth stage of the Tour de France over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) which started in Epernay and finished in Metz, France. (AP)

China Topiary Dragon

Laborers work on a topiary tree sculpture of a dragon at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

China Sun Mask

Women, wearing nylon masks, rest on the shore during their visit to a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The mask, invented by a woman about seven years ago, is used to block the sun’s rays.  It is under mass production and on sale at local swimwear stores. (Reuters)

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