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Top Pictures - 06 Aug 2012
Top Pictures - 06 Aug 2012
BOSNIA
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July 11, 2012
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial,...
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial...
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica July 10, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
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August 03, 2012
Visitors run away as they avoid waves whipped up by winds near Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province...
Hangzhou, China
Visitors run away as they avoid waves whipped up by winds near Qiantang River in Hangzhou
Visitors run away as they avoid waves whipped up by winds near Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 3, 2012. Gales and rainstorms lashed coastal regions in east China when two typhoons made landfall in less than 10 hours from Thursday to Friday morning, forcing over 300,000 people to evacuate, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Lang Lang (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-WEATHER/
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July 27, 2012
Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree after the town was hit by a tornado...
Elmira, UNITED STATES
Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree after the town was hit by a tornado...
Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree after the town was hit by a tornado in Elmira, New York, July 26, 2012. Severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Thursday, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. The storms spawned a tornado that touched down in Elmira, New York, damaging a mall and a local country club, the National Weather Service said. REUTERS/Adam Fenster (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA/
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August 02, 2012
A villager looks closely at a whale shark which died after being stranded on the Pandansimo beach in...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A villager looks closely at a whale shark which died after being stranded on the Pandansimo beach in...
A villager looks closely at a whale shark which died after being stranded on the Pandansimo beach in Bantul, near Yogyakarta August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-NYC
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July 27, 2012
A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 26, 2012....
New York, UNITED STATES
A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York
A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE)
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE
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August 03, 2012
A tree stump sits in a clearing cut by a timber company next to the village of Areias in Trairao, state...
TRAIRAO, Brazil
A tree stump sits in a clearing cut by a timber company next to the village of Areias in Trairao
A tree stump sits in a clearing cut by a timber company next to the village of Areias in Trairao, state of Para May 27, 2012. In the 19 months since Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took office, longstanding rules that curtail deforestation and protect millions of square kilometers of watershed have been rolled back. She issued an executive order to shrink or repurpose seven protected woodlands, making way for hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure projects, and to legalize settlements by farmers and miners. Picture taken May 27, 2012. To match Special Report BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
USA-WEATHER
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July 14, 2012
A double rainbow appears after a heavy monsoon storms over Nipton Road in Searchlight, Nevada, July 13,...
SEARCHLIGHT, UNITED STATES
A double rainbow appears after a heavy monsoon storms over Nipton Road in Searchlight Nevada
A double rainbow appears after a heavy monsoon storms over Nipton Road in Searchlight, Nevada, July 13, 2012. The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch through Saturday night, as rain and thunderstorms have rumbled into Southern Nevada. Picture taken July 13. 2012.
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OLY-MOON-DAY7/
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August 02, 2012
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic...
London, United Kingdom
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic...
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE)
GERMANY/
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July 26, 2012
A woman stands between sunflowers in a field near Gachenbach, southern Germany July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Michaela...
GACHENBACH, Germany
Woman stands between sunflowers near Gachenbach
A woman stands between sunflowers in a field near Gachenbach, southern Germany July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
KASHMIR/
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August 04, 2012
A bridge built over a stream leading to the river Tawi is damaged by flash floods on the outskirts of...
Jammu, India
A bridge that was damaged by the flash floods, built over a stream leading to river Tawi is pictured...
A bridge built over a stream leading to the river Tawi is damaged by flash floods on the outskirts of Jammu August 4, 2012. About 22 people were trapped in the flash floods caused by intermittent overnight rains, in Jammu region on Saturday, local media reported. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER/
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August 01, 2012
Residents ride on makeshift rafts during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon, Metro Manila...
Manila, Philippines
Residents ride on makeshift rafts during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon, Metro Manila...
Residents ride on makeshift rafts during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon, Metro Manila August 1, 2012. Typhoon Saola (Gener) is likely to stay in Philippine territory until Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday, and the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Council said the death toll from Gener stood at 12 and one person was reported missing. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
USA/
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August 01, 2012
Storm cells move over the 40 freeway near Needles, California area at sunset as monsoon moisture continues...
Needles, UNITED STATES
Storm cells move over the 40 freeway near Needles
Storm cells move over the 40 freeway near Needles, California area at sunset as monsoon moisture continues to invade the Mojave desert area July 30, 2012. Photo taken July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN/
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July 29, 2012
Men cool down in a canal in the eastern city of Lahore July 29, 2012. Temperatures reached 42 degrees...
Lahore, Pakistan
Men cool down in a canal in the eastern city of Lahore
Men cool down in a canal in the eastern city of Lahore July 29, 2012. Temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the northwest city of Lahore as weather remained hot and dry in other parts of the country, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRALIA/
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July 31, 2012
Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool at Newport beach...
Sydney, Australia
Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool at Newport beach...
Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool at Newport beach in Sydney August 1, 2012. Residents of Newport, a popular surfing beach in Sydney, woke to find the corpse of a 30-tonne humpback whale washed up in an ocean swimming pool on Wednesday, according to local media. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS MARITIME SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NIGERIA-OILPOLLUTION/
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August 05, 2012
Oil slick flows at the base of a lone tree at Bodo creek, outside Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt...
BODO, Nigeria
Oil slick flows at the base of a lone tree at Bodo creek, outside Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt...
Oil slick flows at the base of a lone tree at Bodo creek, outside Nigeria's oil hub city of Port Harcourt August 2, 2012.Prosperity has flowed from Ogoniland, one of Africa's earliest crude oil producing areas, for decades. But it has flowed to the big oil companies and to Nigerian state coffers. Locals have long complained that precious little goes their way. Picture taken August 2, 2012. To match Insight NIGERIA-OILPOLLUTION/ REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES)
SWITZERLAND/
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July 25, 2012
Hikers walk on the Jungfraufirn, the upper ice field of the Aletschgletscher glacier near the Jungfraujoch,...
JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland
Hikers walk on the Jungfraufirn in Bernese Oberland
Hikers walk on the Jungfraufirn, the upper ice field of the Aletschgletscher glacier near the Jungfraujoch, which is 3454 m tall (11333 ft), in Bernese Oberland July 25, 2012. The Aletschgletscher glacier is the longest in the Alps. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
SPAIN-FIRE/
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July 17, 2012
A forest fire burns out of control in the Vilaflor municipality in the southern part of Tenerife island,...
VILAFLOR, Spain
A forest fire burns out of control in the Vilaflor municipality in the southern part of Tenerife island,...
A forest fire burns out of control in the Vilaflor municipality in the southern part of Tenerife island, a part of Spain's Canary Islands, July 16, 2012. Picture taken July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
USA-DROUGHT/
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July 13, 2012
Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 13, 2012. U.S. ranchers...
Donnellson, UNITED STATES
Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa
Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 13, 2012. U.S. ranchers are rushing to sell off some of their cattle as the worst drought in nearly 25 years dries up pastures, thins hay supplies and sends feed costs sky-rocketing. The drought in the Midwest follows another one last year in the southern Plains. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
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July 07, 2012
An ice cream van stands on a foggy beach in Whitby, northern England July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Staples...
Whitby, United Kingdom
An ice cream van stands on a foggy beach in Whitby
An ice cream van stands on a foggy beach in Whitby, northern England July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT FOOD SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE
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August 03, 2012
An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba, state of...
Itaituba, Brazil
An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba
An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba, state of Para May 25, 2012. In the 19 months since Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took office, longstanding rules that curtail deforestation and protect millions of square kilometers of watershed have been rolled back. She issued an executive order to shrink or repurpose seven protected woodlands, making way for hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure projects, and to legalize settlements by farmers and miners. Picture taken May 25, 2012. To match Special Report BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA/
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August 04, 2012
A rescue team member tries to tie a rope around a whale shark, which died after being stranded on the...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A rescue team member tries to tie a rope around a whale shark, which died after being stranded on the...
A rescue team member tries to tie a rope around a whale shark, which died after being stranded on the Parangkusumo beach, near Yogyakarta August 4, 2012. It is the second whale shark which has died after being stranded near Yogyakarta this week. The first was found dead 5 miles (8km) to its west three days ago. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 07, 2012
Light emanates from the inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it waits for passengers at FOB Joyce...
Joyce, Afghanistan
Light emanates from the inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it waits for passengers at FOB Joyce...
Light emanates from the inside of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it waits for passengers at FOB Joyce in Afghanistan's Kunar Province July 5, 2012. Picture taken July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
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July 07, 2012
Local residents watch as sediment-laden flood water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River...
Luoyang, China
Local residents watch as sediment-laden flood water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River...
Local residents watch as sediment-laden flood water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Henan province July 6, 2012. Picture taken July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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