August 13, 2012

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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Spain Forest Fire

Firefighters of Alcoy and Elda try to extinguish a fire in Torre de Macanes near Alicante, Spain. One person was killed and three injured Sunday as firefighters battled wildfires across the country, the latest victims in a sweltering summer of forest blazes. (AFP)

Manila Floods Valenzuela

A girl holds a boy on her back to help him cross a flooded street in Valenzuela, on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. Authorities warn an intensifying storm could bring more misery to the flood-battered capital and surrounding areas, where nearly half a million are in evacuation centers. (AFP)

Olympics Athletes Leave

French Olympians high-jumper Melanie Skotnik, left, and Marlene Harnois who won a bronze medal in the Taekwondo women’s 57kg category, push luggage as they leave the athlete’s village to board a train after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP)

Nepal Protest Rally

Activists of the Youth Association Nepal, a youth wing of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) party, wear masks of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai during a protest rally in Kathmandu. The words on the masks read, ‘Corrupted prime minister.’ (Reuters)

Berlin Wall Anniversary

A man adjusts a bouquet after a commemoration ceremony of the 51st anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse.  Germany marks the anniversary of the day communist East Germany sealed itself off behind the Wall. (AP)

India Independence Day

Paramilitary soldiers take part in a full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Tripura. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15.  (Reuters)

Israel Meteor Shower

A long exposure shows stars behind a tree during the annual Perseid meteor shower near the southern town of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. (Reuters)

Buenos Aires Strike Traffic

Vehicles clog 9 de Julio Avenue during the 10th day of a subway strike, called by workers’ unions to demand increased wages and improvements in transportation service, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city and national government have been wrangling over who will take charge of the subways, a highly subsidized system that is a drain on coffers. (Reuters)

Germany Fair Ride

Visitors enjoy sunny weather at the 58-meter-high chairoplane on top of a former planned power plant cooling tower, now part of a family fun fair park, in Kalkar, Germany. (AP)

Hindu Elephant God

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at a workshop in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Idols of Ganesh are made two to three months before the day of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi,’ a popular religious festival in India. (Reuters)

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