July 12, 2012

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 2:26 pm (UTC-4)
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The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is ready to be lifted on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. An International Space Station crew of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is due to travel on the spacecraft to the space station on July 15. (Reuters)

Yemen al-Houthi

A tribesman, loyal to the al-Houthi Shi’ite rebel group, performs a traditional dance at the conclusion of a two-day tribal gathering in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada, on the border with Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Philippines Environment

Filipino workers install light-emitting diode, LED, lights on a post at Manila’s Rizal Park, Philippines. The switch from regular bulb to LED on the park’s 800 lampposts is part of the Department of Tourism’s project to reduce the park’s electric consumption by 50 percent and make it environment-friendly. (AP)

US Joe Biden

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the NAACP annual convention, in Houston, Texas. (AP)

Britain Northern Ireland Rioting

A car burns after Nationalist rioters clashed with Police Service of Ireland in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast, Northern Ireland. Trouble broke out after an Orange Order march passed the area. (AP)

Afghanistan Pakistan NATO

Afghan security officials stand near a truck carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, as it crosses into Afghanistan from Pakistan at Torkham. (Reuters)

Spain Festival Photographer

Reuters photographer Joseba Etxaburu is knocked down by a wild bull during festivities in the bullring following the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. (Reuters)

Belgium Beach

A three-year-old boy plays near a banana-shaped meeting point for lost children on the beach of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, July 11, 2012. (Reuters)

Japan Germany Mercedes

Model cars of German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz are displayed for an anniversary event of the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Japan. (AFP)

Israel Lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs enjoy a frozen treat on a summer’s day at Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Reuters)



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