July 23, 2012

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm (UTC-4)
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Syria Food Shortage

Syrian men line up to buy bread at the only bakery still open in the city of Al-Bueda. (AFP)

Australia Securities Exchange

An office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks. (Reuters)

Greece Bus Crash

A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire after a bus veered out of control on the Greek island of Chios. Greek police say three people were died and nine were injured when a bus crashed into a gully and caught fire on the eastern Aegean Sea island. (AP)

Pakistan Ramadan

A Pakistani boy, center, listens to his teacher on how to read verses of the Quran in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad. (AP)

Denmark Santa Congress

Santas from all parts of the world take part in the traditional foot bath at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The bath marks the beginning of the annual World Santa Claus Congress, which runs till July 26, 2012. (AFP)

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Ller near La Junquera (Girona), close to the Spanish-French border. Winds whipped up a wildfire that raged out of control in northeastern Spain, forcing thousands of people to take refuge indoors, officials said. (AFP)

Algeria National Police Day

Newly graduated policemen take part in a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s national police day in Algiers. (Reuters)

China Environment

A worker rows a boat in Chaohu Lake, filled with blue-green algae, in Hefei, Anhui province, China. The local environment protection department implemented machines to pump algae from the lake to a treatment reservoir where it would be decontaminated and recycled. (Reuters)

Philippines Aquino

A protester clenches his fist in between the tarpaulin portrait of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the Philippine Congress in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, to protest Aquino’s third State of the Nation address. (AP)

France Sport Cycling

A publicity vehicle for French betting authority on horse races – PMU (Paris Mutuel Urbain) –  in the Tour de France caravan drives past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris before the arrival of the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris, July 22, 2012. (Reuters)

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