Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Events in pics... part 2
A motorcyclist travels alongside a cab during a spell of monsoon rain in Kolkata on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Heavy rains inseveral areas of northern and eastern India brought respite from the scorching heat.
People enjoy the heavy showers in New Delhi. The monsoon has arrived in several areas of north India bringing respite from the scorching heat.

Iraqi troops stand to attention during a parade in honour of the withdrawal — AP.

Rain falls in Rawalpindi after a long time, providing some relief to the over-heated environment of twin cities.

Provincial Minister for Culture and Tourism Sassi Palejo addressing during a function to pay tribute to Pop singer, Michael Jackson held at the Sindh Museum park in Hyderabad.
Portraits of sick and orphaned children painted onto flags by Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming flutter in the wind at a gallery inBeijing.
Israeli Yitzhak Yazdantana poses with a cucumber he grew in his garden near Tel Aviv that he hopes will be recognized inthe Guinness Book of World Records.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger listens to a reporter's question about the state's fiscal crisis. Schwarzenegger said he would veto any budget plan that included an increase in taxes.

A parade in Hong Kong

A parade in Hong Kong marks the 12th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, 1 July 2009.

Photo by Kin Cheung/AP