Pictures of the Day

A selection of images from around the world- Thursday August 16, 2012

  • Girls pray during the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Aglona, east of Riga. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  • An anti-Japan protester tears Japanese Rising Sun Flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong as they demand Japanese government to release Chinese activists arrested in Japan after landing on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • Elsy Castillo and her 8-year-old daughter Dairl react as they are forced to leave the area near the Jacobo Arbenz housing settlement by the military and police in Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

  • Indians fly kites from their rooftops, a common activity while celebrating Independence Day, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Muslim worshippers pray overnight outside at the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on the occasion of Lailat al-Qadr. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI

  • A Pakistani man and his daughter sleep on a bed under the shadow of a tree, on a street median, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

  • A plane drops retardant to create a fire break at the Sunlight Waters housing development as the Taylor Bridge wildfire advances on the community near Cle Elum, Wash. (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)

  • Surrounded by burnt brush and trees, a house still stands after surviving the wildfire near Cle Elum. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

  • Italian Carabinieri police falls down from his horse during their parade prior to a training session of the Palio race in Siena's main square. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

  • A horse, a boxer dog and a podenco dog (Andalusian hound) are silhouetted in Marinaleda, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

  • Thai vegetable market vendors pull back awnings and their produce off a railway track to allow a cross-country train to dissect through the middle of the town of Maeklong, in Samut Songkhram province, west of Bangkok. The bustling market, in the middle of the town, has to scramble from the tracks eight times a day as trains pass. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

  • Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel near a traditional Inuit inukshuk stone landmark at Harrington Lake, in Gatineau Park, Quebec. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

  • U.S. President Barack Obama is reflected in his teleprompters as he speaks at a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque, Iowa. REUTERS/Larry Downing

  • An elephant newborn is fed by its mother "Pang Pha" during a presentation to the public at the Berlin Zoo. The female elephant baby will be named "Anchali". REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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