August 16, 2012

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1:58 pm (UTC-4)
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China Kobe Bryant

NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant (C) waves to his fans before attending a promotional event in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Reuters)

Nepal Daily Life

Students from Pashupatinath Veda Vidya Ashram, a school on Hindu religious teaching, look out from the window of their class, in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP)

Elvis Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Presley fans from around the world visit his grave at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death. (AP)

Britain Wikileaks Assange

British police officers arrest a protester in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, London. Ecuador’s Foreign Minister announced that the government would grant asylum to Assange, who took refuge in its London embassy two months ago. (AP)

US Washington Wildfires

A firefighting tanker plane drops fire retardant on homes threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Washington, USA, August 15, 2012. (Reuters)

Thailand Train Vendors

Thai vegetable market vendors pull back awnings and their produce off a railway track to allow a cross-country train to dissect through the middle of the town of Maeklong in Samut Songkhram province, 60 km (37 miles) west of Bangkok, Thailand. The bustling market has to scramble from the tracks eight times a day as trains pass. (Reuters)

Chile Students Demo

Students clash with a riot police vehicle during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, Chile. (Reuters)

International Space Station

In the grasp of the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2, the HTV-3 Exposed Pallet is moved for installation on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) currently docked to the space station. Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene. (NASA)

Afghanistan Daily Life

An Afghan tailor woman in a burqa sews a gown in Mazar-i-Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

Italy Parade Police

A member of the Italian Carabinieri police falls off his horse during a parade prior to a training session of the Palio race in Siena’s main square, August 15, 2012. (Reuters)

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