The Milky Way illuminates the sky above the dome of La Silla Observatory. The facility is operated by the European Southern Observatory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The top of Zugspitze -- the tallest mountain in Germany (9,718 feet) -- is visible behind icicles hanging from a roof. Some roads in the area have been closed due to the danger of avalanches after heavy snowfall in the last few days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Johannes Simon / Getty ImagesLink
A volunteer prepares to launch a hot-air balloon in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Two balloons were launched to spotlight the threat forests face in the area, which is known for coal mining.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONNY SEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tourists walk next to the ruins of the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with the Saronic Gulf in the background.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
Boys play soccer at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Marlies Rijken of The Netherlands performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / EPALink
The Coast Guard cutter Healy, left, approaches the Russian-flagged tanker Renda while breaking ice around the vessel 97 miles south of Nome. The two vessels departed Dutch Harbor for Nome on Jan. 3 to deliver more than 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SARA FRANCIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Hindu devotee walks at Sangam, the confluence of two actual rivers -- the Ganges and Yamuna -- and the mythical Saraswati river. During the month-long Hindu religious observance of Magh Mela, people bathe at the confluence to wash away sins.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Cardboard cutouts that represent prisoners are seen during a demonstration by Amnesty International against the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER HOSLET / EPALink
Yemeni protesters dance with traditional daggers during a protest against a proposed law that would grant outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
A protester carries a dog adorned with a fedora and a kaftan in mockery of the fedora-wearing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets for the second time in three days to protest the end of fuel subsidies in Africa's largest oil producer, where consumer prices have more than doubled.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMINU ABUBAKAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Residents burn tires and wave a flag as they await the demolition of their homes. Several people were injured -- including residents, police officers and members of the demolition crew -- as residents defied eviction. The land is proposed as the site of a new city hall, a shopping mall and condominiums.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | January 11, 2012
We have a celestial start to Wednesday’s Pictures in the News with an image of the Milky Way illuminating the sky above the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
In Brussels, cardboard cutouts of prisoners are used for a protest by Amnesty International to mark 10 years after the first terrorist suspects were placed in the U.S. prison camp Guantanamo Bay. Amnesty International released a 60-page report to mark the anniversary, detailing the history of Guantanamo under former president George W. Bush and laying out what it says are the daily and blatant violations of human rights that occur there.
In Nigeria, protesters carry a dog adorned with a fedora hat and a kaftan in the northern Nigerian city of Kano in mockery of the fedora-wearing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets for the second time in three days to protest the ending of fuel subsidies in Africa’s largest oil producer, where prices for consumers more than doubled.
Elsewhere, tourists walk next to the ruins of the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon in Greece; the Coast Guard cutter Healy approaches the Russian-flagged tanker Renda while breaking ice around the vessel 97 miles south of Nome; and the annual month-long Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela continues in India.
Add stops in London, Austria, Afghanistan and the Philippines to round out the report.
February 17, 2012, 5:08 am
Good one Ronny….keep going.
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