August 30, 2012

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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A woman pastes a picture of disappeared activists on a photo collage, creating a portrait of Philippine President Benigno Aquino during a protest in Manila, commemorating the International Day of the Disappeared. (AFP)


An elderly man, wearing a military uniform with decorations, sits near a fountain during a sunny day in central Moscow, Russia. (AFP)

Paris Youth

A replica of the Christ of Corcovado Statue, installed in front Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France, is part of the preparation of World Youth Day, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. (AFP)

Russia Hotel

The lobby of the Hotel Metropol in Moscow, Russia, which has seen over the past century the extremes of Russian life. The hotel was sold Thursday for $275 million after an auction organized by the Moscow city government as part of its privatization program. (AP)


People walk on the Deauville beach front, in Normandy, France, where the 38th Festival of American Cinema opens Friday for 10 days. (AP)

Australia floral

A floral installation crafted by Paper Engineer Benja Harney, hangs from the central dome of Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building in Australia. (AFP)

Australia bionic

A Bionics Institute handout graphic, released by Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), shows an early bionic eye prototype. Australian scientists said they had successfully implanted the first bionic eye prototype. (AFP/Bionics Institute)

London Paraolympics

Natalia Partyka of Poland serves during her Women’s Singles C10 table tennis classification match against Umran Ertis of Turkey at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Reuters)


A Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) watches the photographer in his enclosure in the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany. (AP)

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