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48 Hours

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48 Hours - 19 Aug 2012
48 Hours - 19 Aug 2012
WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/SPEECH
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August 18, 2012
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London August...
London, United Kingdom
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London August 19, 2012. Assange used the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy on Sunday to berate the United States for threatening freedom of expression and called on U.S. President Barack Obama to end what he called a witch-hunt against WikiLeaks. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MEDIA)
SWITZERLAND/
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August 18, 2012
A man jumps from a roof of a building into the Limmat river during hot sunny summer weather in Zurich...
Zurich, Switzerland
A man jumps from roof of building into the Limmat river during sunny summer weather in Zurich
A man jumps from a roof of a building into the Limmat river during hot sunny summer weather in Zurich August 17, 2012. The Federal Office of Meteorology MeteoSwiss has launched a warning for a heat wave for the weekend until Wednesday August 22. Picture taken August 17. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
JAPAN-CHINA/
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August 19, 2012
Nurses wave Chinese national flags during an anti-Japan protest in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong...
multiple cities, China
Nurses wave Chinese national flags during an anti-Japan protest in Shenzhen
Nurses wave Chinese national flags during an anti-Japan protest in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province August 19, 2012. Several Japanese nationalists landed on Sunday on a rocky island in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with Beijing, sparking protests in several Chinese cities and a diplomatic rebuke from Beijing.Tokyo and Beijing have been feuding for decades over the island chain, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, near potentially huge maritime gas fields. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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August 19, 2012
A Palestinian youth slips through an opening in Jerusalem's Old City wall after prayer on the first day...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Palestinian youth slips through an opening in Jerusalem's Old City wall on the first day of Eid al-Fitr...
A Palestinian youth slips through an opening in Jerusalem's Old City wall after prayer on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
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August 18, 2012
A temple stands amid the waters of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu August 19, 2012....
Jammu, India
A temple stands amid the waters of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu
A temple stands amid the waters of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NICARAGUA/
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August 19, 2012
A dancer in a traditional costume paints her face before a parade at the annual carnival in held in honour...
Granada, Nicaragua
A dancer in a traditional costume paints her face before a parade at the annual carnival in held in honour...
A dancer in a traditional costume paints her face before a parade at the annual carnival in held in honour of the Virgin of Asuncion, in the colonial city of Granada, some 28 miles (45 km) from Managua August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
SOCCER-EUROPE/PORTUGAL
RTR36Z5F
August 19, 2012
Guimaraes' Mahamadou N'diaye (R) battles for the ball with Sporting's Ricky Van Wolfswinkel during their...
Guimaraes, Portugal
Guimaraes' N'diaye battles for the ball with Sporting's Wolfswinkel during their Portuguese Premier League...
Guimaraes' Mahamadou N'diaye (R) battles for the ball with Sporting's Ricky Van Wolfswinkel during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at Afonso Herinques stadium in Guimaraes August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR36YTQ
August 18, 2012
Children play in aqua zorbing balls in a temporary inflatable pool in the garden of the Chancellery during...
Berlin, Germany
Children play in aqua zorbing balls in garden of the Chancellery during open house day in Berlin
Children play in aqua zorbing balls in a temporary inflatable pool in the garden of the Chancellery during open house day in Berlin, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
PANAMA/
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August 19, 2012
A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Santa Maria La Antigua...
Panama City, Panama
A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Santa Maria La Antigua...
A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Santa Maria La Antigua University car park in Panama City August 19, 2012. Hundreds of Muslims in the city celebrate Eid al-Fitr with morning prayers as part of an annual celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CRICKET-SAFRICA/
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August 18, 2012
England's Steven Finn avoids a bouncer bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn (L) during the third cricket...
London, United Kingdom
England's Steven Finn avoids a bouncer bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn during the third cricket test...
England's Steven Finn avoids a bouncer bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn (L) during the third cricket test match at Lord's in London August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-CAUCASUS/
RTR36YSS
August 19, 2012
Investigators work at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the Malgobek district in the north of Ingushetia,...
Ingushetia, Russia
Investigators work at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the Malgobek district in the north of Ingushetia...
Investigators work at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the Malgobek district in the north of Ingushetia, August 19, 2012. A suicide bomber killed at least seven policemen attending the funeral of a colleague in Russia's volatile Caucasus region of Ingushetia, hours after masked gunmen opened fire in a mosque in nearby Dagestan province, killing one person. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
NEPAL/
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August 19, 2012
A boy gets ready for school outside his house in Kathmandu August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A boy gets ready for school outside his house in Kathmandu
A boy gets ready for school outside his house in Kathmandu August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY)
PERU/
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August 19, 2012
Farmer Ana Avila (R) bathes her sick baby in sheep's blood at a slaughterhouse in the livestock market...
Huancayo, Peru
Farmer Avila bathes her sick baby in sheep's blood at slaughterhouse in the livestock market of Chupaca...
Farmer Ana Avila (R) bathes her sick baby in sheep's blood at a slaughterhouse in the livestock market of Chupaca, near Huancayo city in Peru's central Andes August 18, 2012. Chupaca's local residents believe that sheep's blood has curative powers. Picture taken August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)
CANADA/
RTR36YFU
August 19, 2012
Cameron McCauley of the U.S. competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival...
Whistler, Canada
McCauley of the U.S. competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 in Whistler
Cameron McCauley of the U.S. competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA - Tags: SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-EUROPE/SWITZERLAND
RTR36YXZ
August 19, 2012
FC Luzern's (FCL) Adekunle Babatunde Luqmon (R) fights for the ball against Grasshopper Club's (GC) Steven...
Lucerne, Switzerland
FC Luzern's Luqmon fights for the ball against Grasshopper Club's Zuber during their Swiss Super League...
FC Luzern's (FCL) Adekunle Babatunde Luqmon (R) fights for the ball against Grasshopper Club's (GC) Steven Zuber (L) during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Lucerne August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Romina Amato (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
OLY-AROUNDWORLD/
RTR36YU2
August 19, 2012
The Olympic Flag flies in front of "Christ the Redeemer" statue during a blessing ceremony in Rio de...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Olympic Flag flies in front of "Christ the Redeemer" statue during a blessing ceremony in Rio de...
The Olympic Flag flies in front of "Christ the Redeemer" statue during a blessing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS RELIGION)
RUSSIA/
RTR36XTY
August 18, 2012
A Russian-made Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft, owned by the Siberian Regional Centre of the Russian...
Moscow, Russia
A Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft dumps some 12 tons of coloured water outside Krasnoyarsk
A Russian-made Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft, owned by the Siberian Regional Centre of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, dumps some 12 tons of coloured water matching the Russian state flag during a demonstration flight at an air show dedicated to the Day of the Russian Air Fleet at the Yemelyanovo airport outside Krasnoyarsk August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT ANNIVERSARY)
BASEBALL/
RTR36Z97
August 20, 2012
A fan's camera flash goes off in the stands as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett throws a...
New York, UNITED STATES
Boston Red Sox Josh Beckett pitches to New York Yankees in MLB game in New York
A fan's camera flash goes off in the stands as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett throws a pitch to the New York Yankees in the first inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
FRANCE/
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August 19, 2012
A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris,...
Paris, France
A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris
A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, August 19, 2012 as an unusual heatwave continues to hit continental Europe. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
SAFRICA-LONMIN/
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August 18, 2012
Striking miners march after they were addressed by former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)...
Rustenburg, South Africa
Striking miners march after they were addressed by former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)...
Striking miners march after they were addressed by former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg August 18, 2012. The bloody protest by South African miners that ended in a hail of police gunfire and 34 deaths this week could also wound the ruling ANC and its main labour ally, laying bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities in Africa's biggest economy. Thursday's shooting, bringing back memories of apartheid-era violence, underlined that after 18 years in power the African National Congress and its union partner have not been able to heal the fissures of income disparity, poverty and joblessness scarring the country. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
BANGLADESH/
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August 18, 2012
Passengers help their friend to climb aboard an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka August...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Passengers help their friend to climb aboard an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka.
Passengers help their friend to climb aboard an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka August 18, 2012. Millions of residents in Dhaka are travelling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
USA-CAMPAIGN/
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August 18, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during...
Windham, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during a campaign...
U.S. President Barack Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during a campaign stop at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES/
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August 19, 2012
A boy drinks milk beside his mother during a prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Manila's Luneta...
Manila, Philippines
A boy drinks milk beside his mother during a prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Manila's Luneta...
A boy drinks milk beside his mother during a prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Manila's Luneta Park August 19, 2012.
Thousands of Filipino Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr with morning prayers as part of an annual celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONDURAS/
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August 18, 2012
Morgue workers carry a bag containing an unidentified body into a grave at Divine Paradise cemetery in...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Morgue workers carry a bag containing an unidentified body into a grave at Divine Paradise cemetery in...
Morgue workers carry a bag containing an unidentified body into a grave at Divine Paradise cemetery in Tegucigalpa August 18, 2012. The bodies of 25 people, who were not claimed from the city morgue and were mostly killed in drug- and gang-related incidents, were buried at the cemetery on Saturday, local media reported. REUTERS Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUGBY-CHAMPIONSHIP/AUSTRALIA
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August 18, 2012
New Zealand All Blacks' Israel Dagg (C) avoids the tackles of Australia's Wallabies' Anthony Fainga'a...
Sydney, Australia
New Zealand All Blacks' Dagg avoids the tackles of Australia's Wallabies' Fainga'a and Horne during their...
New Zealand All Blacks' Israel Dagg (C) avoids the tackles of Australia's Wallabies' Anthony Fainga'a (L) and Rob Horne during their Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match in Sydney August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-VIOLENCE/
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August 18, 2012
A man from India's northeastern state tries to board an overcrowded train through the window before it...
Kolkata, India
Man from India's northeastern state tries to board overcrowded train through window before it leaves...
A man from India's northeastern state tries to board an overcrowded train through the window before it leaves for the Assam state at the railway station in Kolkata August 18, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured migrants from the northeast that they were safe as thousands fled Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities on Friday, fearing a backlash from violence against Muslims in Assam. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CANADA/
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August 19, 2012
Linus Sjoholm of Sweden competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival...
Whistler, Canada
Sjoholm of Sweden. competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival in Whistler...
Linus Sjoholm of Sweden competes in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA - Tags: SPORT CYCLING)
CANADA/
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August 19, 2012
Yannick Granieri of France loses control while competing in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012...
Whistler, Canada
Granieri of France loses control while competing in Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike...
Yannick Granieri of France loses control while competing in the Red Bull Joyride during Crankworx 2012 mountain bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA - Tags: SPORT CYCLING)
PHILIPPINES/
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August 19, 2012
Filipino Muslims reach out to collect free snacks distributed after a prayer session at an open complex...
Manila, Philippines
Filipino Muslims reach for free snacks distributed after prayer session to mark end of Ramadan in Manila...
Filipino Muslims reach out to collect free snacks distributed after a prayer session at an open complex to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, in Manila August 19, 2012. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
FRANCE/
RTR36XYG
August 18, 2012
Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice August 18, 2012....
Nice, France
Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice
Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice August 18, 2012. The French local authorities have warned of a heat wave during the weekend. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
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August 18, 2012
Police stand guard as Muslims shout slogans while they protest against a rally of the nationalist Pro-Germany...
Berlin, Germany
Muslims shout slogans as they protest against rally of nationalist Pro-Germany movement near mosque in...
Police stand guard as Muslims shout slogans while they protest against a rally of the nationalist Pro-Germany movement (not pictured) near a mosque in Berlin, August 18, 2012. The nationalist Pro-Germany movement has announced it will hold rallies in front of a number of mosques in Berlin on Saturday, saying it would display controversial Muhammed caricatures, drawing strong criticism from a number of Islam-friendly groups, German media reported. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONDURAS/
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August 18, 2012
Men stand under a tree overlooking graves at Divine Paradise cemetery in Tegucigalpa August 18, 2012....
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Men stand under a tree overlooking graves at Divine Paradise cemetery in Tegucigalpa
Men stand under a tree overlooking graves at Divine Paradise cemetery in Tegucigalpa August 18, 2012. The bodies of 25 people, who were not claimed from the city morgue and were mostly killed in drug- and gang-related incidents, were buried at the cemetery on Saturday, local media reported. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
CFL/
RTR36YGD
August 19, 2012
Calgary Stampeders' Demonte Bolden hits Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (R) as he releases the...
Calgary, Canada
Calgary Stampeders' Bolden hits Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ray as he releases the ball during the...
Calgary Stampeders' Demonte Bolden hits Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (R) as he releases the ball during the second half of their CFL football game in Calgary, Alberta, August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Sturk (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
INDIA-VIOLENCE/
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August 18, 2012
A man from India's northeastern state rests while sitting on boxes as he waits for the train bound for...
Kolkata, India
Man from India's northeastern state rests while sitting on boxes as he waits for train bound for Assam...
A man from India's northeastern state rests while sitting on boxes as he waits for the train bound for the Assam state at a railway station in Kolkata August 18, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured migrants from the northeast that they were safe as thousands fled Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities on Friday, fearing a backlash from violence against Muslims in Assam. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
MEXICO/
RTR36YGT
August 19, 2012
Relatives offer crosses in tribute to victims in Monterrey August 18, 2012. Family members and friends...
Monterrey, Mexico
Relatives offer crosses in tribute to victims in Monterrey
Relatives offer crosses in tribute to victims in Monterrey August 18, 2012. Family members and friends gathered to commemorate the 54 victims who died in August 25, 2011 after gunmen of the Zetas drug cartel attacked the Casino Royale in Nuevo Leon's capital Monterrey, a wealthy city that increasingly has fallen prey to the ravages of drug cartels, local media reported. The relatives placed the crosses representing their loved ones outside the casino a week before the anniversary of the arson attack. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR36XTT
August 18, 2012
Members of the Free Syrian Army and residents try to extinguish a fire that they say was caused by shelling...
Damascus, Syria
Members of the Free Syrian Army and residents try to extinguish a fire that they say was caused by shelling...
Members of the Free Syrian Army and residents try to extinguish a fire that they say was caused by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Damascus suburb of Saqba August 17, 2012. Picture taken August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Omar al-Khani (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MEXICO/
RTR36YGU
August 19, 2012
Crosses with the names of victims of an arson attack are seen on the ground outside a casino in Monterrey...
Monterrey, Mexico
Crosses with the names of victims of an arson attack are seen on the ground outside a casino in Monterrey...
Crosses with the names of victims of an arson attack are seen on the ground outside a casino in Monterrey August 18, 2012. Family members and friends gathered to commemorate the 54 victims who died in August 25, 2011 after gunmen of the Zetas drug cartel attacked the Casino Royale in Nuevo Leon's capital Monterrey, a wealthy city that increasingly has fallen prey to the ravages of drug cartels, local media reported. The relatives placed the crosses representing their loved ones outside the casino a week before the anniversary of the arson attack. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
CHINA-BRYANT/
RTR36XYA
August 18, 2012
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant of the U.S. poses with an electric guitar during a charity basketball...
Shanghai, China
NBA basketball player Bryant of U.S. poses with electric guitar during a charity basketball game in Shanghai...
NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant of the U.S. poses with an electric guitar during a charity basketball game in Shanghai August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR36XVT
August 18, 2012
Passengers climb aboard a carriage of a train at a railway station in Lahore August 18, 2012. Thousands...
Lahore, Pakistan
Passengers climb aboard a carriage of a train at a railway station in Lahore
Passengers climb aboard a carriage of a train at a railway station in Lahore August 18, 2012. Thousands of residents are travelling home from Lahore and other parts of the country to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holidays. Pakistan will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the third week of August. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
SAFRICA-LONMIN/
RTR36Y2O
August 18, 2012
Striking miners hold up their hands as they are addressed by former African National Congress Youth League...
Rustenburg, South Africa
Striking miners hold up their hands as they are addressed by former African National Congress Youth League...
Striking miners hold up their hands as they are addressed by former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg August 18, 2012. The bloody protest by South African miners that ended in a hail of police gunfire and 34 deaths this week could also wound the ruling ANC and its main labour ally, laying bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities in Africa's biggest economy. Thursday's shooting, bringing back memories of apartheid-era violence, underlined that after 18 years in power the African National Congress and its union partner have not been able to heal the fissures of income disparity, poverty and joblessness scarring the country. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR36XAV
August 17, 2012
A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a hole in a wall during clashes in Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a hole in a wall during clashes in Aleppo
A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a hole in a wall during clashes in Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-PUSSYRIOT/
RTR36XCB
August 17, 2012
A policeman chases a supporter of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" jailed members while climbing on...
Moscow, Russia
A policeman chases a supporter of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" jailed members while climbing on...
A policeman chases a supporter of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" jailed members while climbing on a fence enclosing the Turkish embassy near a court building in Moscow, August 17, 2012. Three women from Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supporters described as the Kremlin leader's "personal revenge". REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR36X9Y
August 16, 2012
Free Syrian Army fighters dress a mannequin to looks like a fighter during clashes in the Salaheddine...
Aleppo, Syria
Free Syrian Army fighters dress a mannequin to looks like a fighter during clashes in the Salaheddine...
Free Syrian Army fighters dress a mannequin to looks like a fighter during clashes in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SAFRICA-LONMIN/
RTR36WYM
August 17, 2012
An investigator touches his head as he stands at the crime scene where striking miners were shot on Thursday...
Rustenburg, South Africa
An investigator touches his head as he stands at the crime scene where striking miners were shot on Thursday...
An investigator touches his head as he stands at the crime scene where striking miners were shot on Thursday outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 17, 2012. The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS)
RUSSIA-PUSSYRIOT/VERDICT
RTR36WZS
August 16, 2012
Members of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" (R-L) Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina...
Moscow, Russia
Members of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" sit in a glass-walled cage during a court hearing in Moscow...
Members of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" (R-L) Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich sit in a glass-walled cage during a court hearing in Moscow, August 17, 2012. A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of the Pussy Riot punk band whose trial for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a church has provoked an international outcry against President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST ENTERTAINMENT)
INDIA/
RTR36X46
August 17, 2012
Muslims offer last Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in the old quarters...
Delhi, India
Muslims offer last Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in the old quarters of Delhi...
Muslims offer last Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in the old quarters of Delhi August 17, 2012. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is scheduled to be celebrated in India on August 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR36X9H
August 17, 2012
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an RPG launcher as he drinks coffee during clashes in the Salaheddine...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an RPG launcher as he drinks coffee during clashes in the Salaheddine...
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an RPG launcher as he drinks coffee during clashes in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS)
SAFRICA-LONMIN-POLICE
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August 17, 2012
A local women cries as she confronts a police officer during a protest against the killing of miners...
Rustenburg, South Africa
A local women cries as she confronts a police officer during a protest against the killing of miners...
A local women cries as she confronts a police officer during a protest against the killing of miners by South African police on Thursday, outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 17, 2012. South African Police were forced to open fire to protect themselves from charging armed protesters at the Marikana mine, and 34 of the protesters were killed, Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Friday. She told a news conference that 78 people were injured and 259 arrested in Thursday's violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/
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August 17, 2012
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gestures as he is seen through the viewfinder of a video camera during...
Loja, Ecuador
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gestures as he is seen through the viewfinder of a video camera during...
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gestures as he is seen through the viewfinder of a video camera during an interview in Loja August 17, 2012. Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on Thursday, a day after it said Britain had threatened to raid the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
TAIWAN/
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August 18, 2012
Farmers plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan, August 18, 2012. According...
Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Farmers plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan
Farmers plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan, August 18, 2012. According to event organisers, 1215 Taiwan farmers broke the Guinness World Record by planting rice seedlings for 2.1 hectare in 16 minutes 20 seconds on Saturday. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY)
YEMEN/
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August 17, 2012
Bodies of unidentified people, who were killed during last year's clashes between tribal militants and...
Sanaa, Yemen
Bodies of unidentified people, who were killed during last year's clashes between tribal militants and...
Bodies of unidentified people, who were killed during last year's clashes between tribal militants and government forces, are prepared for burial at a mass funeral in Sanaa, August 17, 2012. Thirteen dead bodies, whose burial had been delayed for more than a year pending identification, were buried in Sanaa on Friday after a mass funeral was held. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: OBITUARY CIVIL UNREST)
NFL/
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August 17, 2012
Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (C) looks at storm clouds before playing the Baltimore Ravens...
Baltimore, UNITED STATES
Detroit Lions Young looks at storm clouds before playing Ravens during preseason NFL football game in...
Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (C) looks at storm clouds before playing the Baltimore Ravens during their preseason NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland, August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick Smith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
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August 17, 2012
A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer...
Lausanne, Switzerland
People enjoy a hot summer day on the water of Lake Leman in Lausanne
A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer day in Lausanne August 17, 2012. The Federal Office of Meteorology MeteoSwiss has launched a warning for a heat wave for the weekend until Wednesday August 22. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
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August 16, 2012
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his AK-47 rifle as others run for cover past a mannequin made to look...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his AK-47 rifle as others run for cover past a mannequin made to look...
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his AK-47 rifle as others run for cover past a mannequin made to look like a fighter during clashes in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS)
INDIA-VIOLENCE/
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August 17, 2012
A man from India's northeastern state, takes a nap next to his luggage at a platform while waiting for...
Chennai, India
A man from India's northeastern state, takes a nap next to his luggage at a platform while waiting for...
A man from India's northeastern state, takes a nap next to his luggage at a platform while waiting for a train to board back to his home at a railway station in the southern Indian city of Chennai August 17, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured migrants from the northeast of the country that they were safe as thousands continued to flee from Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities on Friday, fearing a backlash from violence against Muslims in Assam. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BAHRAIN-PROTEST/
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August 17, 2012
An anti-government protester waves a Palestinian flag during a march held in support of al-Quds day in...
SITRA, Bahrain
An anti-government protester waves a Palestinian flag during a march held in support of al-Quds day in...
An anti-government protester waves a Palestinian flag during a march held in support of al-Quds day in a village on Sitra, south of Manama, August 17, 2012. Dozens of protesters staged al-Quds day rallies across villages in Bahrain as a show of support for the Palestinian people. Al-Quds day is held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
KASMIR/
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August 17, 2012
Inmates offer last Friday prayers ahead of Eid-al-Fitr inside Kotbhalwal jail on the outskirts of Jammu...
Jammu, India
Inmates offer last Friday prayers ahead of Eid-al-Fitr inside Kotbhalwal jail on the outskirts of Jammu...
Inmates offer last Friday prayers ahead of Eid-al-Fitr inside Kotbhalwal jail on the outskirts of Jammu August 17, 2012. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is scheduled to be celebrated in India on August 20. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR) (SOCIETY RELIGION CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHILE-PROTEST/STUDENT
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August 17, 2012
A student is detained by riot police in a school during an occupation and demonstration against the government...
Santiago, Chile
A student is detained by riot police in school during a demonstration against government in Santiago
A student is detained by riot police in a school during an occupation and demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, August 17, 2012. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. REUTERS/Carlos Vera (CHILE - Tags: EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR36XAX
August 17, 2012
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 rifle at Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in Aleppo August...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 rifle at Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in Aleppo
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 rifle at Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in Aleppo August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS)
NEPAL/
RTR36WSA
August 17, 2012
A man gets his head shaved before performing religious rituals near the banks of the Bagmati River while...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A man gets his head shaved before performing religious rituals near the banks of the Bagmati River while...
A man gets his head shaved before performing religious rituals near the banks of the Bagmati River while celebrating Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) at Gokarna Temple in Kathmandu August 17, 2012. Hindus all over the country, whose fathers have passed away, come to the temple for worship, holy dips, and to present offerings. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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