Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 30, 2008

Pictures of the Day, May 30

The day after Nepal’s newly elected assembly officially abolished the country’s monarchy, protesters took to the streets to urge King Gyanendra to leave his palace in the capital, Katmandu.Photo: Saurabh Das/Associated Press
Riot police took position near the Narayanhity Royal Palace to attempt to control the pro-republican protesters, who tried to install the flag of the new republic on the grounds of the palace.Photo: Brian Sokol/Rapport
Paramilitary police tried to contain the smoke of a chemical reaction caused by the mixture of bleaching powder and disinfectant being used in cleanup efforts near a refugee camp in earthquake-hit Leigu, in Sichuan Province, China. A rainstorm caused the materials to mix overnight.Photo: Bo Bor/Reuters
A young earthquake survivor ate his lunch at a refugee camp in Leigu.Photo: Oded Balilty/Associated Press
In front of city hall in Seoul, South Korea, protesters rallied against United States beef imports. South Korea will start quarantine inspections on American beef, which will lead next week to a full resumption of American imports for the first time in more than four years, Seoul’s Farm Ministry said.Photo: Jo Yong-hak/Reuters
Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit took a break in their company’s push through the Garmsir District of southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The company has taken over this compound in an effort to gain strategic ground against local Taliban strongholds.Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
Iraqi players from a local team warm up for a match near the Karada district of Baghdad. Iraqis celebrated today after world football governing body, FIFA, lifted the threat of a 12-month ban on the national team, clearing the way for the Asian champions to play a key World Cup qualifier against Australia this weekend.
Photo: Ali Yussef/Agence France-Presse
A worker put the finishing touches on hand-carved pottery in Plered village in Purwakarta, in Indonesia’s West Java Province.Photo: Reuters
On day five of the French Open, Rafael Nadal of Spain served during his second-round match against Nicolas Devilder of France. Nadel went on to advance to the third round.Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
An acrobat performed during a media rehearsal of the new Cirque du Soleil show “Zaia” at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China.Photo: Victor Fraile/Reuters
Abdulrahman Abdullah, a Palestinian Fulbright candidate, in Al Deira hotel in Gaza City.Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency
A checkpoint sign is seen at the evacuation point because of flood threat in Qinglian town, Sichuan, Thursday.
People who evacuated because of flood threat live in tents in Qinglian.

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