Pictures of the Day

A selection of images from around the world- Sunday August 12, 2012

  • Indian Hindu devotees pray before forming a human pyramid to break a dahi-handi, curd-pot, suspended in the air during celebrations of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE

  • People comfort each other at the funeral and memorial service held in the Oak Creek High School for the six victims of Sunday's mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • Pakistanis buy food from a stall to break their fast, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Karachi. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

  • Syrian refugees boys carry water for their family at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

  • German steam boat "Bussard" built in 1905 parades on the Baltic Sea during the "Hanse Sail" sailing festival in Rostock, northeastern Germany. AFP PHOTO/BERND WUESTNECK

  • A firefighter works in El cubillo de Uceda during a forest fire near Guadalajara. AFP PHOTO/Pedro ARMESTRE

  • Participants acting as soldiers of the French army fire muskets in Slavkov (Austerlitz) during the traditional Napoleonic days marking the 243rd anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte 200th and the 200th anniversary of his invasion of Russia. AFP PHOTO/RADEK MICA

  • Two Berliners in painted morphsuits distribute postcards in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate. The suits were designed by artist Anna Jordan, who aims to draw attention on her work. AFP PHOTO/KAY NIETFELD

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter climbs a wall during clashes in Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • Barbara Hostmann, Bavarian beer queen, taps a barrel of beer during a celebration six weeks prior to the start of Oktoberfest, on Germany's tallest mountain Zugspitze at 2,962 m (9,718 feet) above sea level, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

  • United States' Christian Taylor competes in the men's triple jump final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over El Torcal nature park reserve in the southern Spanish town of Antequera, near Malaga. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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