Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 31, 2008

Pictures of the Day, May 31

Pictures from Gaza, India, China, New York and Switzerland.

Supporters of the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr burn an American flag and chant anti-American slogans during a demostration against a permanent American presence in Iraq.Photo: Moises Saman
A marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit takes position in a compound his unit has taken over in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand Province in Afghanistan.Photo: Tyler Hicks/
Relatives grieve at the funeral of Yosra Abu Roak, 65, who, according to medical workers, was killed by Israeli gunfire in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, during an anti-Israel protest.Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
Israeli soldiers returning from the Sufa crossing just outside Gaza, after attempting to quell a Palestinian demonstration against Israel near the border.Photo: Jack Guez/Agence France-Presse
A rescue dog searches debris for victims after a construction crane collapse at 91st Street and 1st Avenue on New York City’s Upper East Side. Two construction workers were killed and at least two were seriously injured. The accident occurred just two months after another crane collapsed on the East Side, killing seven and prompting an extensive review of the safety of cranes in the city.Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times
In Bangalore, India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members watch through a fence as their leader B.S. Yeddyurappa, not shown, is sworn in as the chief minister of the southern state of Karnataka. The party won the largest share of government seats in the recent state elections.Photo: Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press
Workers use concrete to shore up dikes along the Mianyuan River outside of the town of Hanwang in Sichuan Province, China. As nearby crews attempt to drain the lakes to avoid dangerous overflow, the workers prepared the embankments to withstand the additional flow of water.Photo: Oded Balilty/Associated Press
Serena Williams serves during her third-round match against Katarin Srebotnik of Slovenia at the French Open in Paris. Williams lost the match 6-4, 6-4.Photo: Julian Finney
The German, Australian, British and Polish rowing teams (from top to bottom) compete in the second heat of the men’s eight at the Rowing World Cup on the Rotsee lake in Lucerne, Switzerland.Photo: Sigi Tischler/European Pressphoto Agency
A two-day-old gorilla, who is unnamed, rests on its mother’s belly at the Hanover Zoo in Germany.
Photo: Jochen Luebke/European Pressphoto Agency

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