August 2, 2012

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC-4)
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London Olympics Artistic Gymnastics Women

The English National Ballet troupe performs during a pre-show at the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP)

Indonesia Beached Whale

People look at a dead 13-meter (42.5-foot) whale shark washed ashore on Pandan Simo beach in Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (AP)

Syria Conflict Aleppo

Rebels from the ‘Tawheed Brigade’ in Tal Rifaat, north of Aleppo, prepare to leave for battle against the Syrian army in Aleppo. (AFP)

Zimbabwe School

A school child picks up bricks at a primary school on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe. Schoolchildren are helping in the construction of a classroom at the school. (AP)

Germany Giant City Map

Artists work on a giant city map of Berlin that is drawn on a concrete square in central Berlin, Germany. The walk-on piece will be opened to the public on August 25 for the 775th anniversary celebration of the founding of Berlin. (Reuters)

Yemen IDPs

A man carries cooking oil he received at a relief center for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sana’a. Around 8,000 of the IDPs who have fled fighting between Shi’ite rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages two years after the fighting ended. (Reuters)

China Animals

A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China. (Reuters)

Egypt Clashes

Firefighters and bystanders attempt to extinguish the flames from burning cars in front of the Nile City Towers during clashes between the police and an unknown mob from a nearby neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters)

Buddhists carry candles during Asanha Puja Day, the eve of the Buddhist Lent, at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (Reuters)

Drought Indiana

A dock extends into a dry cove where grass has begun to grow at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Indiana, USA.. The reservoir is six feet below normal levels. More than half of U.S. counties now are classified by the federal government as natural disaster areas mostly because of the drought. (AP)

London Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague (background L-R) watch the women’s -78kg final judo match between Kayla Harrison of the U.S. and Britain’s Gemma Gibbons at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Reuters)

Poland Woodstock Festival

Festival goers jump into muddy water during the opening of the ‘Woodstock festival Poland’ music festival in Kostrzyn nad Odra. (AFP)

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