August 25, 2012

Posted August 25th, 2012 at 1:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac

A woman wades through flood waters as she works to save her possessions from her flooded home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Tropical Storm Isaac emerged over warm Caribbean waters slightly weaker but ready to regroup after dumping torrential rains on Haiti, where thousands of people remain homeless more than two years after a devastating earthquake. (Reuters)

India Harvest Festival

A boy with his body painted like a tiger waits backstage during festivities marking the annual harvest festival of Onam in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The 10-day-long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to commemorate the return of King Mahabali to meet his beloved subjects. (Reuters)

New Zealand Rugby

Dan Carter of New Zealand’s All Blacks tries to avoid being tackled by Will Genia (L) and Rob Horne (R) of Australia’s Wallabies in their Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match in Auckland, New Zealand. (Reuters)

Nepal Daily Life

A Nepalese girl looks for snails, used for medicinal purpose, in a paddy field on the outskirts of Katmandu. (AP)

Britain Northern Ireland Parade

A police officer, center background, tries to stop fighting between loyalist and Nationalist groups outside St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Trouble broke out after loyalist bands marched past the church while playing music that was banned by the parades commission. (AP)

Germany Traditional Festival

Vanessa Maier (C) pours water in a barrel as she competes to win the traditional ‘Markgroeninger Schaeferlauf’ shepherd’s run in Markgroeningen, southwestern Germany. Highlight of the traditional festival is the barefoot race of shepherd girls and boys over a 300 meters long stubble field. (AFP)

Syria Lebanon

Hussein Ali Omar, 60, one of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims that Syrian rebels have been holding for three months in Syria, hugs his mother upon arrival at his house in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Syrian rebels freed Omar in a move aimed at easing cross-border tensions after a wave of abductions of Syrian citizens in Lebanon. (AP)

Sri Lanka Music Festival

Stilt walkers take part in the 2012 Colombo Music Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Reuters)

Canada CFL Game

Johnny Sears (L) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrates his interception against the BC Lions with Brandon Stewart (C) and Jonathan Hefney during the first half of their CFL game in Winnipeg, Canada, August 24, 2012. (Reuters)

Greece Wildfire

Firefighters extinguish a wildfire at Kryoneri, northeast of Athens, Greece. The fire broke out before dawn near Afidnes, clouding the skies over the capital’s northern suburbs with smoke and ash. (AFP)


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