August 15, 2012

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Syria Fighting

Injured Syrian women and children evacuate a field hospital after a second air strike in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo. (AP)

Burma Vice President

Burma’s new Vice-President Nyan Htun being sworn-in during a regular session of parliament at Union Parliament in Naypyitaw. The 58-year-old Nyan Tun is seen as a political moderate. He has been country’s naval commander since 2008. (AP)

Bangladesh Overcrowded Boats

Overcrowded passenger boats are seen on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Millions of residents in Dhaka have started the exodus home from the capital city ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (Reuters)

South Africa Mine Workers Strike

A striking mine worker brandishes his weapons outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. Thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks faced off against South African police at Lonmin’s Marikana mine after it halted production following the deaths of 10 people in fighting between rival unions. (Reuters)

Belgium Grand Place

Gardeners work on a giant carpet made of flowers to form a floral decoration at Brussels’ Grand Place, Belgium, August 14, 2012. The design requires about 700,000 flowers to create, according to event organizers. (Reuters)

Germany Fisherman Joust

Michael Jais (R) sends his opponent Michael Scheu into the water as they take part in a so-called ‘Fischerstechen – fisherman joust’ competition at the lake Staffelsee in Seehausen, Germany. (Reuters)

China Disaster

Residents look at a pit caused by a road cave-in, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. According to local authorities, two people died from injuries sustained in the fall into a 10-meter-deep pit. (Reuters)

Panama Golden Frog

A Panamanian Golden frog inside an enclosure during the Golden Frog Day in the Nispero Zoo at the Valle de Anton, August 14, 2012. The Golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) is one of Panama’s national symbols. There are only ten frogs in the breeding program at the zoo and it is in danger of extinction in the country, according to biologist Edgardo Griffith. (Reuters)


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