August 14, 2012

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm (UTC-4)
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Spain Fire

The Valle Gran Rey on the Spanish Canary island of La Gomera after it has been devastated by wildfires. The blaze on the Atlantic island of La Gomera, part of the Canaries, forced 5,000 people to be evacuated and ravaged more than 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) of land, including part of a rare nature reserve. (AFP)

South Korea Liberation Day

A woman watches national flags displayed on trees to celebrate the anniversary of the August 15th liberation of Korea from Japan’s colonial rule, in front of Songpa-Gu Office in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

Britain Assange

A barrier with a Free Assange posters are seen opposite the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Britain. Ecuador is likely to announce a decision on whether to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the end of the week. (Reuters)

Pakistan Independence Day

Men perform a traditional dance during a ceremony to mark Pakistan’s Independence Day in Quetta. (Reuters)

France Clashes

French firefighters inspect damage inside a leisure center after overnight clashes in Amiens, France. About 100 youths burned cars, a leisure center and a nursery school, according to an official from the prefect’s office. (Reuters)

India Daily Life

A young Indian boy hangs out of a back window as he is taken back home after school, in a three wheeled motor rickshaw in Ahmedabad. (AP)

Hong Kong Doraemon

One hundred Doraemon figures, each with a different pose, are seen during an exhibition in Hong Kong to celebrate 100 years before the birth of one of Japan’s most popular cultural icons. (Reuters)

Britain Euro Lottery

British Euro Millions winners Adrian (R) and Gillian Bayford spray champagne after winning £148,665,000 ($235 million) on the EuroMillions, in Hatfield Heath. (AFP)

Germany Oktoberfest

A worker inspects the decoration of a beer tent at the construction site for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital for the 179th Oktoberfest beer festival, which will start on September 22 until October 7. (Reuters)

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