August 27, 2012

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 2:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Tripoli Lebanon Fighting

A woman is seen through a hole in her home’s wall, caused by clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. Lebanese army checkpoints are seen in the background. (Reuters)

China Typhoon Bolaven

Dark clouds gather above Shanghai as Typhoon Bolaven passes near the Chinese coast. (Reuters)

Greek Olympic Trophy

A silver cup won at the first modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896 by marathon runner Spyros Louis, is on display at the Acropolis Museum. The cup, recently sold by the Greek athlete’s descendants, was bought by a private Greek foundation at an auction in London. (AP)

Mombasa Kenya Protests

Protesting Muslim youths stand next to burning tires in Mombasa, Kenya after Aboud Rogo, a Muslim cleric facing terror-related charges, was shot dead. Human rights groups say the killing falls into a pattern of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances of suspected terrorists, allegedly being orchestrated by Kenyan police. (AP)

Kabul Afghanistan Juggling

Jugglers preform during the 7th Afghanistan Juggling Championships in Kabul. The competition, organized by the Mobile Mini Circus for Children brought together the best jugglers from different Afghan provinces. (AFP)

Bucharest Romania Protests

Anti-Basescu protesters shout slogans as the parliament recognized a court decision that suspended President Traian Basescu should return to office in Bucharest. The Constitutional Court ruled a referendum to oust Basescu was invalid because turnout was less than half the electorate, even though 88 percent of those who voted wanted the president removed from office. (Reuters)

Rickshaws Beijing China

Rickshaw drivers wait for tourists in central Beijing, China. (Reuters)

Japan Sumida Aquarium

Children look at fish at Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

London Notting Hill

A performer dances at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. (Reuters)

Venice Film Festival

Workers prepare the Palace of Cinema for the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido, Italy. (AP)

Palestinian Beach Gaza

A Palestinian youth jumps into the Mediterranean Sea on the beach at the port of Gaza City, Gaza. (AP)

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