Pictures of the Day

A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday August 22, 2012

  • Palestinian speed racer Betty Saadeh, 31, gestures ahead of a training in the West Bank city of Ramallah. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI

  • A firefighter walks past trees on fire during a wildfire in Tabuyo del Monte near Leon, Spain. (AP Photo/Pedro Armestre)

  • Relatives of a free Syrian Army fighter killed during heavy fighting in the Salaheddine neighborhood of central Aleppo mourn during his funeral in Azaz city, north of Aleppo. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

  • Moroccan King Mohammed VI rides a horse during a ceremony of allegiance, in Rabat, Morocco. (AP Photo/ Azzouz Boukallouch)

  • Girls stick their tongues out impersonating the Rock band KISS while awaiting the arrival of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Thomy Thayer during the release of the KISS MONSTER BOOK, the largest Rock book ever to be published at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

  • A teleprompter obscures U.S. President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

  • Beach visitors of different sorts watch the sunset in Dauphin Island, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Bahraini anti-government protesters throw stones toward riot police, in the narrow streets of Muharraq, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

  • People swim at the start of the annual Lake Zurich crossing swimming event. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

  • A humpback whale lunges out of the water to feed near a gathering of spectators just off a beach at San Luis Obispo, Calif. (AP Photo/Bill Bouton)

  • Firefighters use an expanding machine to rescue a dog, which got its head stuck in fence, at Luoyang, Henan province. REUTERS/Stringer

  • People cool off in a fountain in a public park in Madrid, at dusk. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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