Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins in France, where surfer Kai Otton escapes through the ‘doggy door’ on an 8ft shorebreak wave during the Quiksilver Pro France in Hossegor.
On the other side of the Atlantic, spectators watch as a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket is carrying a Global Positioning System IIF-3 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
A Greek shipyard worker is blinded by tear gas as he protests outside the police headquarters demanding the release of his colleagues arrested by riot police during clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Athens, where workers protested the lack of pay for the last six months.
Elsewhere, peace activist in Scotland draw 24,000 figures on the pavement to represent the deaths of people that have been killed, to date, in the current Afghanistan campaign; South Korean rapper PSY, who sings the popular “Gangnam Style,” performs during his concert in front of Seoul City Hall; and Indian policemen use a water cannon to disperse Congress party workers who were protesting against alleged corruption and the deteriorating law and lack of order in their state.
Add stops in Germany, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and deep space to round out the report.