September 4, 2012

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Portugal Wildfires

Firefighters work to douse a fire in Alvaiazere, central Portugal. Portugal’s Civil Protection Service says firefighters have extinguished two major forest blazes that raced across thick woodland for more than 30 hours and claimed the life of one person. (AP)

Germany Lufthansa Strike

Passengers wait at a terminal during a strike of Lufthansa airline at Frankfurt airport, Germany. A union representing Lufthansa flight attendants escalated a bitter pay dispute, calling members out on strike at three German airports, including the two biggest, Frankfurt and Munich. (AP)

Large Seafood Stew

A seafood stew cooking at a Labor Day barbecue to celebrate the return of students to the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, 03 September, 2012. Chefs at the university set a new Guinness World Record by cooking the 6,656-pound seafood stew in the same custom-built, 1-ton, 14-foot frying pan used last year to set a Guinness Record of 4,010 pounds for the world’s largest stir-fry. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts Amherst)

DRC Fighting

Children flee renewed fighting between Congolese army and M23 rebels near the eastern Congolese city of Goma. (Reuters)

France Wine Harvest

Workers collect white grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion, a Premier Grand Cru des Graves, during the grape harvest in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. (AP)

Swaziland Reed Dance

A man dances during a Reed Dance at a Queen Mother’s Royal Palace in Mbabane, Swaziland, September 3, 2012. The annual event brings unmarried girls from all over Swaziland to pay homage to the Swazi Queen Mother, Ntombi Thwala. In recent years Swazi King, Mswati III, has also used the occasion to select a new wife. (AP)

India Creating States

Supporters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party push through a barricade as police use water canons to disperse them during a demonstration in favor of carving a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh state, in New Delhi. (AP)

Sweden Submarine

Swedish submarine HMS Neptun is towed to its final resting place at a Naval museum in Karlskrona, southern Sweden. The HMS Neptun was launched in 1978 and mothballed at the turn of the century. (Reuters)

Brazil Elvis Exhibition

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley, speaks at the opening of the exhibition ”The Elvis Experience” in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The two-month exhibit puts Elvis’ personal items and memorabilia on display for the public. (AP)

Sri Lanka Daily Life

An elderly Sri Lankan laborer pushes a cart as it rains in Colombo. (AP)

Italy Venice Film Festival

Actor Sousuke Takaoka during the photocall of the movie ‘The Millennial Rapture’ at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Reuters)


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