August 8, 2012

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Russia Pussy Riot

Member of female punk band ‘Pussy Riot’, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, gestures before a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. Members of the all-girl band were charged with hooliganism for staging a ‘punk prayer’ against Vladimir Putin. The controversial hearing raced toward a verdict with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence. (AFP)

Israel Military

An Israeli Armored Personnel Carrier drives along the border with Egypt (L) at the Kerem Shalom crossing into the southern Gaza Strip, a military zone where the borders of Israel, Egypt and Gaza intersect, and where an Egyptian military vehicle was seized by Islamist gunmen who tried to storm the border into Israel. (Reuters)

Czech Roundabout House

Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, turns the house he built in Velke Hamry, near the town of Jablonec nad Nisou, 100km (62 miles) north-east from Prague, Cezch Republic. Lhota conceptualized the idea to create the unique house and started to build it in 1981 to benefit from the cooler ground temperature. Lhota’s house, which was built in 2002, is able to move up and down and rotate on its sides, which allows him to adjust to his preferred window view. (Reuters)

London Olympics Wrestling Women

Henna Johansson of Sweden competes against Kaori Icho of Japan (in blue) during the 63-kg women’s wrestling freestyle competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP)

Cambodia Khmer Rouge Grave

A villager carries local noodles for workers breaking stones to earn daily money near a grave site of Phnom Trungbat where skulls and bones were unearthed in Dau Dantrey village, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Siem Reap in Cambodia. (AP)

Colombia Flower Festival

A man carries a flower arrangement on his back during the annual festival of flowers in Medellin, Colombia, August 7, 2012. The flower festival is one of the most important events of Medellin and has been celebrated every year since 1957. (AP)

US Election 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a campaign event at Central Campus High School in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. (Reuters)

China Typhoon

Laborers work to reconnect an electric circuit after pylons were turned over by Typhoon Haikui in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. (Reuters)

London Olympics Taxi

Taxi driver Richard Meid waits for a fare in front of the British Museum during the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP)

Boston Wall Mural

A wall mural painted by Brazilian graffiti artist Os Gemeos is seen in Boston, USA. The work has created a stir after viewers posted comments on a local TV channel’s Facebook page, claiming it looked ‘like a terrorist’ and urging for it to be removed, according to news reports. (Reuters)

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