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Shots of the Week - 13 Aug 2010
Shots of the Week - 13 Aug 2010
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
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August 07, 2010
Marooned flood victims reach for food supplies thrown down from an Army helicopter in the Muzaffargarh...
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan
Marooned flood victims reach for food supplies thrown down from an Army helicopter in Muzaffargarh district...
Marooned flood victims reach for food supplies thrown down from an Army helicopter in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-HEAT/
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August 09, 2010
A helicopter carries water before releasing it over a forest fire near the settlement of Kustarevka in...
Kustarevka, Russia
A helicopter carries water before releasing it over a forest fire near the settlement of Kustarevka
A helicopter carries water before releasing it over a forest fire near the settlement of Kustarevka in Ryazan region, some 340 km (211 miles) southeast of Moscow, August 10, 2010. Russia's deadly summer heatwave will weaken a recovery from last year's slump, economists predicted on Tuesday as wildfires raged on in several provinces and forecasters said sweltering weather won't abate this week. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
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August 12, 2010
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, southern England August...
Salisbury, United Kingdom
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 12, 2010. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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August 11, 2010
A bull falls on its back during a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eloy...
Gijon, Spain
A bull falls on its back during a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon
A bull falls on its back during a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (Spain - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
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August 10, 2010
Residents being evacuated through flood waters dodge an army truck carrying relief supplies for flood...
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan
Residents being evacuated through flood waters dodge an army truck carrying relief supplies for flood...
Residents being evacuated through flood waters dodge an army truck carrying relief supplies for flood victims in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab province August 11, 2010. The floods have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than 1,000 km (600 miles) long from northern Pakistan to the south, killing more than 1,600 people. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
POLAND-FLOODS/
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August 08, 2010
Residents pass a bag out of a window of their house, which was damaged by flash floods in Bogatynia August...
BOGATYNIA, Poland
Residents pass a bag out of a window of their house, which was damaged by flash floods in Bogatynia
Residents pass a bag out of a window of their house, which was damaged by flash floods in Bogatynia August 9, 2010. Flash floods triggered by days of heavy rain have killed at least six people, forced mass evacuations and cut off power to thousands in central Europe. REUTERS/David W Cerny (POLAND - Tags: DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
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August 11, 2010
Youths practice traditional Swiss Alpine wrestling in a ring covered with sawdust at a traditional 'Schwingkeller'...
SUMISWALD, Switzerland
Youths practice traditional Swiss Alpine wrestling in a ring covered with sawdust at a traditional 'Schwingkeller'...
Youths practice traditional Swiss Alpine wrestling in a ring covered with sawdust at a traditional 'Schwingkeller' gym in Sumiswald in the Swiss Emmental valley August 10, 2010. Swiss Alpine wrestling, called 'Schwingen', is the oldest sport in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival (Eidgenoessisches Schwing- und Aelplerfest) takes place in Frauenfeld from August 20 to 22. Picture taken August 10. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT WRESTLING SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-LANDSLIDE/
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August 09, 2010
A woman mourns her missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous...
Jiangsu, China
A woman mourns her missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous...
A woman mourns her missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 10, 2010. Engineers battled on Tuesday to drain an unstable lake created by the country's deadliest landslide in decades, threatening new misery for a devastated northwestern China town if it bursts its banks. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER)
RUSSIA-HEAT/
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August 07, 2010
People attend a religious service, asking God for rains to prevent new wildfires, in the village of Kriusha,...
KRIUSHA, Russia
People attend a religious service in the village of Kriusha
People attend a religious service, asking God for rains to prevent new wildfires, in the village of Kriusha, which is shrouded in heavy smog, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Moscow in Ryazan region, August 7, 2010. Forest and peat fires by the highest temperatures ever registered in Russia have killed at least 52 people, made more than 4,000 homeless, diverted many flights and forced Muscovites to wear surgical masks to filter out foul air. Picture taken August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER RELIGION)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/IMPACT/
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August 06, 2010
A man escorts his wife out of their flooded village in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August...
Sukkur, Pakistan
A man escorts his wife out of their flooded village in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province
A man escorts his wife out of their flooded village in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August 6, 2010. Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years have affected 12 million people, according to the National Disaster Management Authority on Friday. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HAITI/
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August 05, 2010
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean greets the crowd before officially registering as a presidential candidate at...
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Wyclef Jean greets the crowd before officially registering as a presidential candidate in Port-au-Prince...
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean greets the crowd before officially registering as a presidential candidate at an office in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince August 5, 2010. Jean registered as a candidate on Thursday for Haiti's November presidential election, in a move that has generated popular enthusiasm in the impoverished earthquake-ravaged nation. REUTERS/St-Felix Evens (HAITI - Tags : - Tags: POLITICS PROFILE ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES THE DAY)
INDIA/
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August 05, 2010
A social activist participates in a rally to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the world's first atomic...
Mumbai, India
A social activist participates in a rally in Mumbai
A social activist participates in a rally to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, in Mumbai August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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