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  • 1. 1
  • 2. 2 Adam Ortiz, a fourth-grader at Fairview Elementary, stops traffic whileDaily Life: May 2012 classmates andThousands of images are supplied by multiple wire parents crossservices to newspapers across the country each day. Washington atMany of those images depict ordinary scenes of life in North 11th Street indifferent countries around the world. There are three Klamath Falls, Ore.picture editors that contribute to the Big Picture blog, as part of Walk toeach of them seeing the world in a little bit of a School Days,different way. Their backgrounds, their experiences, something thetheir interests - all very disparate. Each of them given school hasthe same resources (the visual wire) to edit from, each participated inchoosing very different ways to tell a story. The every Friday in Mayfollowing photographs are my choices of those images for three years, Mayfor the month of May (and a few from late April) 11. 2012. (Andrewillustrating daily life around the world. -- Paula Mariman/TheNelson (53 photos total) Herald and News)
  • 3. 3 Former Navy Seal, Coleman Ruiz, takes part in a 1,700-mile relay walk, May 14, 2012, near Dandridge, Tenn. Ruiz is the executivedirector of the Carry the Load program that benefits nonprofit organizations that help veterans, active duty service members and military families. (J. Miles Cary/Knoxville News Sentinel) #
  • 4. 4Elderly Chinesemen enjoy theearly morningsunshine at aShenyang parkwith birds, broughtfrom their homesin the northeast ofChinas Liaoningprovince, May 15,2012. (AssociatedPress) #
  • 5. A Pakistani child, whose family wasdisplaced by 2010 floods from a villagenear Multan, sleeps in a hammock 5attached to his familys makeshift tent,in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad,Pakistan, May 14, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 6. 6A Pakistani boy jumps from a hill into a stream, where he and other boys swim to beat the heat, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, May 15, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 7. 7 A gardener waters the lawn near a couple getting their wedding photos taken at a park inBeijing, May 14, 2012. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #
  • 8. 8 A man asks an Afghan refugee not to bathe at a water point, while others collect water, in a slumarea on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, May 15, 2012. People in Pakistan are facing water shortages due to low water levels in the countrys dams, according to the Pakistani Meteorological Department.(Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 9. 9 Second grader AshleyJackson, from Germanshire Elementary, gets ready to perform at Sherwood Elementary in Memphis,Tenn. during an Art For Lifes Sake music and literacy program, May 14, 2012. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) #
  • 10. 10 Young Indian Sufi Muslim children carryflower offerings during a visit to the Nizamuddin Shrine inNew Delhi, India, May 14, 2012. The shrine is dedicated to the much revered saint Hazrat Nizamuddin who died in the 14th century. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  • 11. 11A Pakistani takes a nap underthe trees during a hot summer day in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 13, 2012. (Anjum Naveed/Associated Press) #
  • 12. 12 An Afghan boy rides his horse on a hill overlooking Kabul,Afghanistan, May,14, 2012. (Ahmad Jamshid/Associte d Press) #
  • 13. 13 A Pakistani vendor slices watermelon for customers at a bus temrinal in Rawalpindi,Pakistan, May 14, 2012. (B.K.Bangash/Associa ted Press) #
  • 14. 14 Vendors sellvegetables and flowers at astreet market in El Alto, Bolivia, May 12, 2012. (Juan Karita/Associat ed Press) #
  • 15. 15An Indian girl runs from a sudden thundershower at the India Gatemonument in New Delhi, India, May 12, 2012.(Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  • 16. 16 Young Indianhawkers stand with toy balls they aretrying to sell as they take cover from a sudden thundershower at the India Gate monument in NewDelhi, May 12, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  • 17. 17 A family of geese crosses a road in the evening sunlight in East Rutherford, N.J.,May 11, 2012. (MelEvans/Associated Press) #
  • 18. 18Pakistani children, who fled their villages with theirfamilies due to fighting between security forces andmilitants in Pakistans tribal area of Bajur, enjoy a rideon a merry-go-round at a makeshift entertainmentpark set up in a slum area on the outskirts ofIslamabad, May 11, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 19. 19Pakistani fishermen pull their nets out of thesea onto the beach in Karachi, Pakistan,May 9, 2012. (Shakil Adil/Associated Press) #
  • 20. 20 Pakistani Jaafar Sakhawat, 8, who works in a brick factory, takes a break on a pile ofdamaged bricks, on the outskirts of Islamabad, May 9, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associate d Press) #
  • 21. 21 Pakistani womenwash their laundry at a water point on the outskirts of Islamabad, May 9, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associa ted Press) #
  • 22. 22 Young North Korean school children gather with their teacher during aspring day picnic and a class about appreciating nature at a park in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 9, 2012. (Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press) #
  • 23. 23 Connecticut College art student Ariann Holden poses against the alley wall of The Commoner on Bank St. in downtown New London, Conn., May 8, 2012. Kelley Kobak paints the shoes to complete the camouflage during work on a final projectfor their color theory class. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day) #
  • 24. 24 Maggie Ward, 7, plays in a monument to volunteers at a Joplin, Mo., park, May 8, 2012. The park was destroyed along with St. Johns Regional Medical, shown in the distance, after an EF-5tornado destroyed a large swath of thecity and killed 161 people nearly a yearago. Maggies family was among those that lost their homes in the disaster. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #
  • 25. 25A young man takes photos by the Tagus river at lowtide, in Lisbon, May 8, 2012. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #
  • 26. 26 Sharon Ericson of Riverside, Calif., shoots through a cloud of black powder smoke as she competesagainst the clock in Cowboy Action Shooting in Norco, Calif. The Cowboys chapterof the Single Action Shooting Society gather monthly to compete dressed in periodcostumes and using Western era firearms. (Jebb Harris/ The Orange County Register) #
  • 27. 27A group of young Sri Lankan Buddhist monks spend their evening at the sea front in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 8, 2012. (Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press)#
  • 28. 28A Kashmiri girl holds a cooking gas cylinder as her father rows a boat through the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, May 8, 2012. (Mukhtar Khan/Associated Press) #
  • 29. 29 Pakistani women make their way amid garbage to fetch potable water to their homes in the outskirts of Islamabad, May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash/Associ ated Press) #
  • 30. 30 A man dives into a pond from atop abuilding to cool himself on a hot afternoon inNew Delhi, May 8, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  • 31. 31 Pedestrians andincoming traffic are reflected on mirrors displayed for sale by a Pakistani man outside his shop in Rawalpindi, May 8, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associate d Press) #
  • 32. 32A tall steel cross is refracted in rain drops on a window in Joplin, Mo., May 7, 2012. The cross is all that is left standing of St. Marys Catholic Church, which was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado that tore through the city and killed 161 people nearly a year ago. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #
  • 33. 33A barber talks to a friend as heapplies after shave to a customer,May 7, 2012 in New Delhi. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
  • 34. 34An Afghan refugee girl returns home carryinga basket in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, May 7, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 35. 35 Palestinian children leave school for theday in Gaza City, May 5, 2012. (BernatArmangue/Associated Press) #
  • 36. 36An Afghan refugee girl stands in the doorway of her home in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, May 7,2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associat ed Press)
  • 37. 37 Rickshaw driverswait for customers, May 7, 2012 in New Delhi, India. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
  • 38. 38 A man stops to give money to aman begging foralms, May 7, 2012 in New Delhi. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #
  • 39. 39 A Kashmiri Muslim village girl walksthrough a field in Ganderbal town,20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Srinagar India, May 15, 2012. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) #
  • 40. 40 An Indian female farmer collects beans from a vegetable field on the outskirts ofJammu, India, May 4, 2012. (ChanniAnand/Associated Press) #
  • 41. 41A Palestinian boy plays at the beach in Gaza City, May 4, 2012. (BernatArmangue/Associated Press) #
  • 42. 42 Pakistani Abla Zahir, 6, holds her brother Yaseen, 1, while waiting to receive a ration of rice during a donated fooddistribution at the Beri Iman, ashrine of famous Sufi Saint Beri Imam, in Islamabad, May 4, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 43. 43 An Iranian coupleenjoy their time at the Tochal mountainous area, at the northern part of the capital of Tehran, Iran, May 2, 2012.(Vahid Salemi/Associated Press) #
  • 44. 44 A girl plays in frontof the statue of Karl Marx and FrederickEngels, the foundersof communism, at a park in Shanghai,China, May 4, 2012. (EugeneHoshiko/Associated Press) #
  • 45. 45 Flora Banga jumps for joy while playing, following a mass naturalization ceremony at the Cannon Center in downtown Memphis, Tenn., April 30, 2012. Bangas father, Samuel Banga, who is originally from Sudan, tookthe Oath of Allegiance along with over 200 other immigrants fromover 60 countries. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) #
  • 46. 46 Chinese paramilitary policemen stand guard while tourists watch the customary ceremony oflowering the flag atTiananmen Square, May 3, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #
  • 47. 47 Chinese tourists watch the customary ceremony oflowering the flag atTiananmen Square, May 3, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #
  • 48. 48 A Palestinian taxi driver waits patiently to fill up his cab at a gas station in GazaCity, May 3, 2012. (BernatArmangue/Associ ated Press) #
  • 49. 49A man dressed as comic super hero Spiderman performs with a tourist while they pose for pictures in the Plaza Mayor, in Madrid, April 30, 2012.(Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) #
  • 50. 50 An elderly couple dance while a mariachi groupplays their music at the Puera del Sol square, in Madrid, April 30, 2012. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) #
  • 51. 51 A North Korean student poses for a picture at a zoo in Pyongyang, NorthKorea, April 26, 2012. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press) #
  • 52. 52 A Pakistani girl uses an umbrella for shelter from the rain while she and her father herd their sheep, near the site of the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden inAbbottabad, Pakistan, April 29, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 53. 53Classic dancers prepare to perform on the street duringthe Dance Day, in Pamplona northern Spain, April 29,2012. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #
  • 54. 54 Indian tourists walk near the India gatewar memorial in New Delhi, India, April 26, 2012. (Tsering Topgyal/Associated Press) #
  • 55. In the post that follows for the month of June, Ivecollected images from many places. Single images 55from Guatemala, Lisbon, California, Israel, Australia,Nepal and Pakistan. Small "picture groupings" fromGreece (a country in the news for the challenges itfaces economically), from Pakistan (attending classesat a madrasah and outside a brick factory), from China(fun in the sand and eclectic street scenes), from Spain(the Corpus Christi procession and an intimate momenton the street), from Thailand (life in a refugee camp onthe Thai-Burma border and lessons in an Islamic school).Visual slices of life around the world. -- Paula Nelson (54photos total) A Chinese couple bury their children in the sand on a manmade beach in a Beijing park, June 16, 2012. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)
  • 56. 56 An Israeli man digs a hole in the sandat Tel Avivs beach,Israel, June 4, 2012. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press) #
  • 57. 57 A security guard stands near apainted wall on a hazy day in Beijing, June 18, 2012. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #
  • 58. 58 Chefs move a food cart outside a new car dealership for its openingcelebrations in Beijing, June 18, 2012. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #
  • 59. 59 A pedestrian runs across Bay Street in Torontosfinancial district, June 14, 2012. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) #
  • 60. 60A young woman, a member of LisbonsAlfama neighborhood association, practicesbefore taking part in Lisbons popular paradeduring the Popular Saints festivities, June 12,2012. During these celebrations, old Lisbonsneighborhood associations parade duringSaint Anthonys Day to compete for the bestoverall parade, music, costume andchoreography. (Francisco Seco/AssociatedPress) #
  • 61. 61 A Pakistani girl sits on a merry-go-round, hoping to have a free ride, at anentertainment park in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, June 13, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 62. 62A couple dance in a public park in Guatemala City, June 13, 2012. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  • 63. 63 Ceramic statues of Mao Zedong, founder of the Peoples Republic of China, are displayed for saleat a street antique shop, June 13, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (EugeneHoshiko/Associate d Press) #
  • 64. 64 A child plays between two cartoon military statues on display outside ashopping mall in Beijing, June 14, 2012. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #
  • 65. 65 Pakistani girl Saima Hashim, 5, whose family was displaced by 2010 floods from a villagein Pakistans Sindh province, lives in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, June 18, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 66. 66A family begs on the street, June 13, 2012 inAthens, Greece. The Greek electorate went tothe polls in a re-run of the general election, June17, 2012 after no combination of political partieswere able to form a coalition government. Thegeneral election could determine whetherGreece retains the Euro as its currency. (OliScarff/Getty Images) #
  • 67. 67 A woman begs for money outside achurch in Omonoia, June 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 68. 68A woman and childrest in their shelter inthe converted back of a pickup truck in Psyrri, June 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 69. 69 Members of thepublic buy fruit and vegetables from a street market inOmonoia, June 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 70. 70 Members of thepublic peruse items for sale in a discount 1 Euroshop, June 13, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 71. 71The Dafni district of Athens at sunset, June 11, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 72. 72A man begs on thestreet in Syntagma Square near Parliament, June 11, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
  • 73. 73A man cycles along an empty street, June 11, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (OliScarff/Getty Images) #
  • 74. 74 A man runs onto a bridge over a canal in Santos, Brazil, June 5, 2012. (YasuyoshiChibayasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/GettyImages) #
  • 75. A woman is soaked by a wave at Bronte Beach, June 6, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Wind speeds of up to 127km/h were recorded as Sydney was lashed by wild weather caused by the arrival of a low pressuresystem. A high tide and a large swell heightened the risk of sand erosion at local beaches on the NSW coast. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) # 75
  • 76. 76 A couple kisses indowntown Madrid, June 9, 2012. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) #
  • 77. 77Women take part in a Corpus Christi procession in Calle Mayor, Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2012. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) #
  • 78. 78 A young girl prays during a CorpusChristi procession inSol square, Madrid, June 10, 2012. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press) #
  • 79. 79Jewelry repair specialist, RamsesSaid, examines a heart pendantafter he reaffixed the top loop inhis booth in New Yorks Diamond District. Said, 51, from Cairo, Egypt, has been working in hisfamilys business since he was 14 years old. (Richard Drew/Associated Press) #
  • 80. 80 Anthony Smith, 7,gets a close-up view of a Monarch butterfly inside a butterfly tent at the annual "Bugs &Butterflies at Riley" atRiley Wilderness Park in Coto De Caza, Calif., June 3, 2012. (Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register) #
  • 81. 81 Nepalese children play in front of a closed store near Durbar Square in Katmandu, Nepal, June 12, 2012. (NiranjanShrestha/Associate d Press) #
  • 82. 82 A child talks on his mobile phone as he looks after a streetjewelry vender, June 11,2012 in Shanghai, China. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #
  • 83. 83 A kindergartnerbuys a drink from a vending machine in Tokyo, June 25, 2012. (ShizuoKambayashi/Assoc iated Press) #
  • 84. 84Several Polish children playoutside of an old wagon in thesmall Baltic sea coastal town ofHel, north of Gdansk, Poland,June 24, 2012. The discarded trainwagons have become home forseveral families there. (AlvaroBarrientos/Associated Press) #
  • 85. 85 Israeli Arabs enjoythe beach in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish and Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel, June 24, 2012. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press) #
  • 86. North Korean military band members leave 86after a performance for peasants workingin a field in Hwanggumpyong, near theborder town of Sinuiju in North Korea seenfrom across the border with China inDandong, northeastern Chinas Liaoningprovince. (Associated Press) #
  • 87. 87 Burmese medical staff examine a child at the SMRU hospital inside the Mae La refugee camp, June 6, 2012 in Tak province, Thailand. Thecamp is situated along the Burma-Thailand border and is home to around 50,000 refugees. Mae La is the largest of nine camps along the Thai borderwhere the Burmese live in a stateless limbo for many years. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 88. 88 Pah Taw sits on a chair smoking a cigarette atthe Karen Handicapped Welfare Association dormitory inside the Mae La refugee camp, June 5, 2012 in Tak province, Thailand. Pah Taw lost his sight and his hands in a land mine explosion while he was a soldier with the KNU. Mae La is the largest of nine camps along the Thai border. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 89. 89 Burmese girls take a break from their studies at the Haydayatul UloomIslamic school insidethe Mae La refugee camp, June 4, 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 90. 90 Burmese students sit in class at the Haydayatul UloomIslamic school insidethe Mae La refugee camp, June 4, 2012 . (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 91. 91 A Burmese student studies at the Haydayatul Uloom Islamic schoolinside the Mae La refugee camp, June 4, 2012 in Tak province, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 92. 92 Burmese boys hold religious studies books at the Haydayatul UloomIslamic school insidethe Mae La refugee camp, June 4, 2012 in Tak province, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 93. 93 Ethnic Karen Burmese students study at a middle school inside the Mae La refugee camp, June 7, 2012 inTak province, Thailand. The camp is situated along the Burma- Thailand border and is home to around 50,000 refugees.(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 94. 94 A Pakistani girl stands in the line with other women and children to receive a ration of rice during a donated food distribution at the Beri Imam shrine, dedicated to the Sufi saint, inIslamabad, Pakistan, June 8, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 95. 95Pakistani Layla Hazrat, 5, whosefamily fled their village due tofighting between security forcesand militants in Pakistans tribalarea of Bajur, attends a class tolearn how to read verses of theQuran, during her daily madrassa(Islamic school) set up in a localmosque on the outskirts ofIslamabad, Pakistan, June 7, 2012.(MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 96. 96 A Pakistani boywho lives near by a brick factory,covers his face with a scarf to avoid a sand storm, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, June 6,2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associat ed Press) #
  • 97. 97 Pakistani children covered with a mosquito net, sleep in the back of a vehicle parked close to their home, on a roadside on the outskirts ofIslamabad, Pakistan, June 25, 2012. Many Pakistanis sleep outdoors to escape the heattrapped in their homes during the summer months. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 98. 98Pakistanis work in abrick factory as rain falls in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 6, 2012. (B.K.Bangash/Associate d Press) #
  • 99. 99Pakistani children playduring a light rain that brings relief from hotweather in Islamabad,Pakistan, June 6, 2012. (B.K. Bangash/Associated Press) #
  • 100. 100 Pakistani Zareeba Afzal, 27, collectswater with other women, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, June 6, 2012.Pakistanis are facing shortages of water due to the low level of water in the countrys dams, according to Pakistani Meteorological Department. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 101. 101Jordanian farmers,Khalefa al Abbadi, 69, and Falah al Abbadi, 50, harvest wheat on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, June 16, 2012. (MohammadHannon/Associate d Press) #
  • 102. A man sits in front of mannequinson display at a shop in Shanghai, China, June 8, 2012. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) # 102
  • 103. 103 Tourists take photos near a panoramic photo of the Houses of Parliament in London, exhibited inside Chinas National Aquatic Center, also known as the "Water Cube", in Beijing, China, June 7, 2012. The "Water Cube" was the 2008 Beijing Olympic venue for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming,and water-polo. (AlexanderF. Yuan/Associated Press) #
  • 104. 104 Tourists are silhouetted as they look out of theobservation deck of the Willis Tower in Chicago. (SitthixayDitthavong/Associa ted Press) #
  • 105. An honor guard soldier stands in a doorway as a QuechuaIndians attend a ceremony at 105 the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, June 1, 2012. (Juan Karita/Associated Press) #
  • 106. 106 A Nepalese man prays ashe is reflected in a window at Boudhanath Stupa, a World Heritage site, in Katmandu, Nepal, June 6, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #
  • 107. 107 Nomad women milk buffaloes on the outskirtsof Amritsar, India, June 4, 2012. (AltafQadri/Associated Press) #
  • 108. 108 The International Space Station appears as a streak of light as it passesover the area at 8:51 p.m. providing a 6 minute long viewing opportunity, June 7, 2012 in Birmingham,Ala. (Hal Yeager/TheBirmingham News) #
  • 109. 109 A Chinese man rides a bicycle across Tiananmen Squarebefore the customaryceremony of loweringthe flag, June 9, 2012, in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #
  • 110. Daily Life: July 2012Each month we feature a post on the Big Picture that gives us a glimpse ofdaily life in the United States and in many, many countries across the world.For July, we represent a little bit of living from Malaysia, Haiti, Guatemala, 110UAE, Nepal, Sudan, Serbia, Cuba, China, Japan, Pakistan and India (and afew more Ive probably missed.) Enjoy our look at the world. - PaulaNelson (51 photos total) Chinese girls take pictures with their mobile phones outside a cinema near a bird cage decoration at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, July 29, 2012. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)
  • 111. 111A mirror reflects a roadside barber attending to a customer in New Delhi,India, July 29, 2012. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #
  • 112. 112 A man rides hismotorcycle toward the Cathedral in downtownGuatemala City as dawn breaks, July 28, 2012. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  • 113. 113Women cull through piles of charcoalpieces, filling plastic bags to sell, at La Terminal in Guatemala City, July 27, 2012. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  • 114. 114 A butcher cleans cows feet at his stall in a market in Jakarta,Indonesia, July 26, 2012. (Dita Alangkara/Associated Press) #
  • 115. 115 Girls practice during their ballet class at a dancingschool in Haikou, in southern Chinas Hainan province. (Associated Press) #
  • 116. 116 A visitor dives into a pool from awater slide at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, July 28, 2012. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) #
  • 117. 117 A woman leans into themouth of a plastic shark to kiss her child at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 2012. (Hye Soo Nah/Associated Press) #
  • 118. 118 The flukes of a gray whale appear during an outing by Whale ResearchEcoExcursions in DepoeBay, Ore., July 26, 2012. Summer Whale Watch Weekend at Boiler Bay State Park offers an opportunity to see whales and wildlife. (Kevin Clark/The Register-Guard) #
  • 119. 119 Visitors snap photosof jellyfish at Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo, July 17, 2012. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) #
  • 120. 120 Clouds arereflected in a glass dome Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associate d Press) #
  • 121. 121 A man talks on a mobile phone in front of a tailor shop in Tokyo Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Koji Sasahara/Associ ated Press) #
  • 122. 122Cubans pose for a picture on a sidewalk in Guantanamo, Cuba, on the eve of the countrys Revolution Day, July 25, 2012. Revolution Day marks the July 26, 1953 rebel attackled by Fidel and Raul Castro onthe Moncada military barracks. The attack is considered thebeginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batistas ouster. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #
  • 123. 123 A livestock seller pedals his bike, towing his newlyacquired pig that he plans to fatten before putting on the market, in Guantanamo, Cuba, July 25, 2012. (RamonEspinosa/Associated Press) #
  • 124. 124 A couple dance in the streets of Guantanamo,Cuba, on the eve of the countrysRevolution Day, July 25, 2012. (RamonEspinosa/Associated Press) #
  • 125. 125Brides prepare for a race in central Belgrade, Serbia, July 22, 2012. The winner and two runners-up of theBridal Race, organized by a local magazine, win awards, including the wedding gown they raced in. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press) #
  • 126. 126 A photographer takes pictures of a newly wed couple in the rain at a garden outside an apartment in Beijing, July 21, 2012. (AndyWong/Associated Press) #
  • 127. 127 A Sudanese man sits outside his home as children carry food to cook, July 20, 2012 in Juba, SouthSudan. After breaking away from Sudan last year, South Sudan recently celebrated its first independence anniversary. Over the past year repeated conflict with North Sudan, corruptionscandals and economic difficulties have plagued the new country. Further problems caused by theshutdown of its oil production have led to a sharp decline in its currency and a rise in the price of food and fuel. South Sudan is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #
  • 128. 128 Syrians go about their daily lifeafter hard clashes at Atareb near Aleppo, July 19, 2012. Rebels seized control of all of Syrias border crossings with Iraq on July 19, dealing a new blow to President Bashar al-Assad, as China and Russia dismayed the West by blocking UN action against his regime. (Bulent Kilicbulent Kilic/AFP/GettyImages) #
  • 129. 129 A red trailer provides the backdrop for riders warming up their horses, July 19, 2012 in the schooling ring for the second day of the Oregon High Desert Classics, a hunter-jumpercompetition at the J Bar JRanch east of Bend, Ore. (Rob Kerr/The Bulletin) #
  • 130. 130 Evan Weber, 9, makes some minor adjustments to his "home-made sailer" while waiting for a gust of wind in his Dubuque,Iowa, driveway, July 18, 2012. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald) #
  • 131. An Afghan refugee girl takes a break from searching for usefulitems in a pile of garbage next to a 131 slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, July 19, 2012.(Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 132. 132Jessica Dunteman, 9, of Big Rock, Illinois, rests with one of her hogs before their turn to show during the first day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles, July 18, 2012. (Rick West/Daily Herald) #
  • 133. 133 Corky Corey sets up lawn ornaments he makes and sells in front of his home during the hot summerweather in Darien, N.Y., July 18, 2012. (DavidDuprey/Associated Press) #
  • 134. 134 A visitor squats with an umbrella at the Bund, one of the most famous landmarks of Shanghai, on a hot afternoon, July 19, 2012, in China.(Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #
  • 135. 135Newly graduated doctors havetheir picture taken holding their diplomas after a graduation ceremony at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba, July 18, 2012. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #
  • 136. 136 People dance at a square near a rebuiltMing Dynasty city wall in Beijing, China, July18, 2012. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #
  • 137. 137 A boy plays in a water feature at the Marina Barrage, a reservoir in the heart of the city-statesbusiness district, July 18, 2012 in Singapore.(Wong Maye- E/Associated Press) #
  • 138. 138 A woman walks during the middayheat, July 17, 2012, in Philadelphia. Temperatures were expected to reach into the high 90s. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)#
  • 139. 139 A Nepalese womanwalks carrying a child at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, July 17, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #
  • 140. 140Children play cricket in the back of a parked truck in Mumbai, India, July 17, 2012.(Rafiq Maqbool/Associate d Press) #
  • 141. 141 Brendan Darling, 13, Jacob Polley, 13, Austin Darling, 14,Isaiah Andreis, 12, andGabe Andreis, 12, two sets of brothers and a friend, all fromGreene, Maine, play in No Name Pond in Lewiston, Maine, July 16, 2012. (Daryn Slover/The Lewiston Sun-Journal) #
  • 142. 142 Leanne Bazinet of Lewiston, Maine, plays with her 2- year-old daughter, Jazmin Bernier, at No Name Pond inLewiston, Maine, July 16, 2012. (Daryn Slover/The Lewiston Sun-Journal) #
  • 143. 143 Veronica Caines, 6, Kianna Roman, 4, JuliannEsola, 5, Aliyah Nguyen, 5, and Jayden Jones, 2, cool off in a wade pool under the watch ofBrittany Gonzalez, July 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Temperatures inPhiladelphia reached the low 90s. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press) #
  • 144. 144Sunflowers grow in a field inSchodack, N.Y., July 16, 2012. (MikeGroll/Associated Press) #
  • 145. 145 A woman takes a photo of theAtlantis hotel giant aquarium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2012. (Kamran Jebreili/Associate d Press) #
  • 146. 146T.J. Gall untangles a red salmonfrom his dipnet, July 13, 2012, at the Kenai River’s mouth inKenai, Alaska. The dipnet fishery is open to Alaskan residents only. Gall said he was happyafter catching four fish in about a half hour. (M. Scott Moon/Peninsula Clarion) #
  • 147. 147 A visitor puts a handon the glass surface of a tank where a starfish is stuck at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, July 14, 2012.(Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) #
  • 148. 148 Secondary students kiss at the end of a school day inGuatemala City, July 13, 2012. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  • 149. 149 Children play during the 2012 Silver State Stampede mutton busting event at the Elko County Fairgrounds in Elko, Nev., July 12, 2012. This is the 100th anniversary of the Silver State Stampede. (RossAndreson/Elko Daily Free Press) #
  • 150. 150 Rufus and 10-year-old Kaden Ongers, charge to join Kadens brothers Darin andJoseph, both 12, for a coolingsplash in Mill Creek near Walla Walla, Wash. (Jeff Horner/Walla Walla Union- Bulletin) #
  • 151. 151 Pakistani Dawlat Gul, 7, enjoys playing on a swing along with other children on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, July 13, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associa ted Press) #
  • 152. A window washer repels a downtownbuilding while cleaning the windows, July 11, 2012, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/Associated Press) # 152
  • 153. 153 A man walks through a landfill searching for salvagable items in Petion-Ville, a suburbof Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 10, 2012. (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press) #
  • 154. 154 A girl looks at goldfish for sale at a night market in Ipoh, Malaysia, July 10, 2012. Night Markets, which are called Pasar Malam, were set up about three decades ago as an alternativefor small-time traders to sell their goods in the evenings. (Vincent Thian/Associated Press) #
  • 155. 155 Cassie Bell, 13, of Blakely, Pa. cools off in a friends swimming pool, July, 9, 2012 inBlakely, Pa. (Butch Comegys/The Scranton Times- Tribune) #
  • 156. 156 An Indian man gestures as he looks in a mirror while doing his morning grooming in front of his house in New Delhi, India,July 10, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  • 157. 157 Two cats rest on a windowsill in a hutong alley incentral Beijing, July 8, 2012. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #
  • 158. 158 Pakistani boys, whose families were displaced by 2010 floods from a villagein Pakistans Sindh province, play pool in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #
  • 159. Levon Hucks and J.P. Cribb primetobacco at the L.W. Paul LivingHistory Farm, July 7, 2012, in 159Conway, S.C. (Janet BlackmonMorgan/The Sun News) #
  • 160. 160 Duck statues, used as props by local commercial photographers, are backdropped by the volcano Atitlan, along the shore of the volcanic lake, in Panajachel, Guatemala, July 7, 2012. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #Biên tập pps :chieuquetoi, bachkien, vinhbinhpro(12.12.2012)