September 24, 2012

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 2:47 pm (UTC-4)
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Spain Fires

Smoke from a wildfire engulfs a hillside next to a house in Pedralba near Valencia, Spain. (Reuters)

Sri Lanka Protests

Sri Lankan Muslims shout slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Thousands of Sri Lankan Muslims protested against the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP)

Free Syrian Army

A Free Syrian Army fighter, carrying a weapon on his back, plays a guitar as he walks through a street near Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters)

Manila Tornado Damage

A boy sits atop belongings on what was left of his family’s house after a small tornado damaged some 50 houses in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. (Reuters)

Brussels High Wind

People help each other cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels, Belgium. According to local media, the wind was expected to possibly reach speeds of over 80 km per hour on Monday. (Reuters)

Taiwan Disputed Islands

Several dozen fishing boats flying Taiwanese national flags set out from Suao harbor, northeastern Taiwan, to disputed islands in the East China Sea. The islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan, and have been a key part of simmering regional tensions over rival territorial claims. (AP)

Brazil World Cup Mascot

An inflated official mascot of the 2014 World Cup is seen at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil. FIFA says the mascot represents the three-banded armadillo, an endangered species indigenous to Brazil. (Reuters)

Hassidic Jews Tashlich

Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. Tashlich, which means ‘to cast away’ in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically ‘throw away’ their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before Yom Kippur. (AP)

Hong Kong Art

A 3.5-meter-high sculpture by Yue Minjun, one of China’s leading contemporary artists, is displayed during ‘The Tao of Laughter’ exhibition in Hong Kong. Yue’s first Hong Kong public art exhibition will be open to all September 24-October 23. (Reuters)

Buffalo Round Up

More than 1,000 buffalo thunder across the prairie during the 47th annual Buffalo Roundup in western South Dakota’s Custer State Park. Event organizers estimate that more than 14,000 people attended the event. (AP)

Peru Prison Shoes

Inmates wear shoes they made from recycled materials during the fashion segment of an event celebrating the first days of Spring at a prison for women in Lima, Peru. The event is part of a program that aims to help prisoners reduce stress and build self-confidence. (AP)

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