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An Indian model walks the ramp displaying a jewelry collection during a fashion show. An international jewelry brand organized the show to launch its new collection and capture the market for the upcoming festive seasons in India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty Images

Niagara Falls shown at dusk in Canada.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

Tourists participate in a contest as they take part in celebrating Indonesia's independence day on the island of Bali. Indonesia marked the 66th anniversary of its 1945 proclamation of independence following Dutch colonial rule and Japanese World War II occupation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP / Getty Images

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals vets look for signs of life of a beached Southern Right whale on Danger beach. The juvenile Southern Right whale beached itself early in the morning but after a few hours it was declared dead by vets. It is not known what killed the whale. Beaching is a common occurrence among sick whales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Three boys jump into the water of the Ammersee lake. Meteorologists forecast sunshine and temperatures in the 80s for the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS GEBERT / AFP / Getty Images

Members of the Freedom Party, a separatist party, shout slogans during a protest. Police detained Shabir Shah, senior leader of the FP, along with a supporter as he tried to lead a protest demanding the release of all Kashmiri political leaders lodged in different Indian jails.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / Reuters

Paris Hilton waves to fans after attending a commercial property launch in the city's Makati financial district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / Reuters

A young Romanian holds a portrait of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu as he collects scrap to be sold from a house to be demolished in Bucharest. Tourists traveling to Romania will soon be able to follow in the footsteps of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, tourist minister Elena Udrea said. The circuit will include Ceausescu's native village of Scornicesti, the Doftana prison where he served two years, between 1936 and 1938 for "subversive activities", the balcony of the Communist Party headquarters where he delivered his last speech on Dec. 21, 1989, before being ousted from power, and the military barracks in Targoviste where he was executed with his wife, Elena, on Dec. 25, 1989. The couple's official residence in an elegant Bucharest district will also be opened to visitors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty Images

A Bhutanese woman crosses the farming fields at Paro outside the capital city of Thimphu. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small landlocked country in South Asia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty Images

Children play in water fountains outside the Federal Palace, Switzerland's parliament building, in Bern. The franc strengthened after the Swiss central bank stopped short of announcing a target rate or temporary peg to the euro in its third attempt in as many weeks to drive down the currency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gianluca Colla / Bloomberg

Archaeologists from Israel's Antiquities Authority display a marble statue of Hercules near Nahalal. According to the authority, the half-meter marble statue, from the 2nd century, was uncovered during excavations it is conducting at Horvat Tarbenet in northern Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / Reuters

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Pictures in the News | August 17, 2011

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Photos: The 1992 Los Angeles riots

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Pictures in the News | August 17, 2011

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins with an alluring image of an Indian model silhouetted during a fashion show in Kolkata, which is in sharp contrast to events happen in Srinagar, where activists shout slogans during a protest over the detention of Freedom Party leader Shabir Shah.

On the island of Bali, celebrations are underway marking the 66th anniversary of Indonesia’s 1945 proclamation of independence following Dutch colonial rule and Japanese World War II occupation.

Interested in Romanian history? Tourists traveling there will soon be able to follow in the footsteps of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, where they can tour his native village of Scornicesti, the Doftana prison where he served two years,  and the military barracks in Targoviste where he was executed with his wife, Elena.

Elsewhere, archaeologists uncover a marble statue of Hercules in Israel; Paris Hilton draws crowds in the Philippines; and a beached Southern Right whale is declared dead on Danger beach in South Africa.

Add stops in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the Kingdom of Bhutan to round out the report.

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