Pictures of the Day

A selection of images from around the world- Tuesday July 17, 2012

  • Participants swim across the Yangtze River on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province. REUTERS

  • Paratroopers board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they begin a helicopter assault mission at Combat Outpost Herrera in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

  • An Indian artist performs with fire during a procession of "Bonalu" festival in Hyderabad, India. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)

  • Beekeeper Valery Titov watches as his daughter Anastasia uses his self-made fitness apparatus at his farm outside the village of Novopyatnitskoye, about 120 km (75 miles) east of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

  • Lion trainer Martin Lacey jr. plays with six white lion babies in Kempten, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO/TOBIAS KLEINSCHMIDT

  • Police cadets attend a graduation ceremony in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • A Kashmiri teacher shouts anti-government slogans from inside a police van after he was detained during a protest in Srinagar. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

  • Revelers hold torches as they take part in 'Correfoc' (Run with fire) party in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

  • France's President Francois Hollande is helped by Marc Dellenbach, the French archery team's trainer, as he prepares to shoot an arrow during a visit to meet members of France's 2012 London Olympics team at the training headquarters of INSEP in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

  • Pakistani health worker Naela Emanuel gives a polio vaccine to Anna Akhtar while held by her mother Farah at their home in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

  • Cory Solomon flips a steer on his way to winning the tie-down roping event and $100,000 during the finals at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. REUTERS/Todd Korol

  • A man poses for a photograph near a 3D painting at the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. REUTERS/Stringer

  • Israel's President Shimon Peres welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, prior their meeting at the President's residence in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

  • Sandbags and guns can be seen next to a table under a portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong in a cave that was once the headquarters of former Chinese Communist military leader Lin Biao, located in mountains on the outskirts of Beijing. The cave has been turned into a 'Military Bar'. REUTERS/David Gray

  • Sebastien Laurent, manager of the zoo, gives, mouth to mouth, a slice of cake to Major, the holdest captive Orang-Outang in the world, as part of its 50th birthday ceremony at the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo near Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD

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