August 10, 2012

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 2:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Lebanon Old Currency

Women walk by a wall painted with images of Lebanon’s old currency along a street of the Arab University in Beirut. (Reuters)

Ghana President Funeral

The coffin of the late Ghanaian President Johns Evans Atta Mills passes mourners in Accra, Ghana. World leaders joined thousands of Ghanaians for the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who came to symbolize country’s maturing democracy in a region long plagued by coups and disputed votes. (AP)

South Korea Japan Island Dispute

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak makes a surprise visit to islands called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese, at the center of a long-running territorial dispute with Japan, ignoring warnings from Tokyo that it would worsen the neighbors’ already strained relations. (AP)

Sudan IDPs

Residents wait to be examined by doctors in Kassab camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), in Kutum, North Darfur, Sudan. (Reuters)

Thailand Prime Minister

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets people as she visits new flood gates at Navanakorn industrial estate to the north of Bangkok. (Reuters)

India Religion

Devotees form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai, India. Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna, is being celebrated across the country. (Reuters)

Mexico Storm

People try to recover things that are being washed away by the flood in Boca Del Rio on the outskirts of Veracruz, Mexico. Tropical Storm Ernesto skirted the coast of the Gulf of Mexico on August 9, 2010, sending wind gusts and showers across the state of Veracruz. (Reuters)

London Olympics

China’s Deng Senyue competes using the clubs in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Reuters)

Germany Tall Ships

Tall ships are prepared for sailing out of the harbour of Rostock, eastern Germany during the 22nd Hanse Sail event at the Baltic Sea. (AP)

Lithuania Balloon Piano

A stuntman pretends to play the piano in the air as he and his cardboard instrument are lifted by a hot air balloon over Vilnius, Lithuania, during the summer festival. (AFP)

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