August 11, 2012

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 2:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Philippines Flood

A man uses a bicycle to transport a sofa in Tomana slum, Marikina city in the suburbs of Manila, following floods that submerged 80 percent of Manila early in the week. (AFP)

US Election 2012

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) stands with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) after introducing him as his vice-presidential running mate during a campaign event at the battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia. (Reuters)

Mexico Drugs Crime

Smoke billows from a burning truck which was set on fire by suspected drug traffickers to create a barricade on a road in Morelia, Michoacan state, Mexico. (AFP)

Belarus Animals

A woman plays with a dog during a charity event in Minsk , Belarus. The Public Association for Animal Protection organized an event to match homeless dogs and cats to prospective new owners in the capital. (Reuters)

Syria Unrest

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an RPG after a Syrian Army tank shell hit a building across a street during heavy fighting in Salaheddine neighborhood of central Aleppo. (Reuters)

Sri Lanka Religion

A Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotee hangs from hooks on a wooden pole during the annual cart festival at Murugan Hindu Temple in Colombo. (Reuters)

Switzerland Meteor Streaks

A meteor (top) streaks past stars in the night sky above Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, at Mont-Tendre near Montricher in Jura, north of Geneva, Switzerland, on late August 10, 2012. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. The three lines on the bottom of the sky are aircrafts. (Reuters)

Taiwan Lesbian Wedding

You Ya-ting, left, and her partner Huang Mei-yu walk down the aisle in the prayer hall as they are married by a nun in the first Taiwan lesbian Buddhist ceremonial wedding in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Taiwan still does not legally recognize same-sex marriage. (AP)

Russia Golden Horn Bay Bridge

People walk on the bridge across the Golden Horn bay after its opening in Vladivostok, Russia. (Reuters)

London Olympics

Bulgaria’s Silviya Miteva competes using the ball in the individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Reuters)

Germany Music Festival

A festival goer wears black wings as she stands on the grounds of the M’era Luna music festival in Hildesheim, central Germany. (AFP)

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