Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Events in pics (Sub - Continent) Part 2
Indian Muslims offer special prayers for rain in Hyderabad on Wednesday. India's monsoon rains, a lifeline to its trillion-dollar economy, are expected to be below normal for the first timein four years, the government said on Wednesday, a blow to a slowing economy.
An elephant performs as Hindu devotees attend the Rath Yatra, also known as "the Chariot Festival", at Melaghar near Agartala, Tripura on Wednesday. The annual religious procession commemorates the legendary journey of Lord Jagannath to his birthplace in Mathura.
A boy jumps into the sea enjoying a high tide in front of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai today. The Indian Meteorological Department has downgraded the monsoon forecast to 93 percent, which is seven percent below average.
A police official lays a floral wreath on the coffin of a police officer, who was killed in a rocket attack by militants, during a funeral at the police headquarters in Peshawar on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. — AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

A Pakistani vendor sits on a pile of watermelons as he waits for customers at the main fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad on June 24, 2009.

Afghan youths with Skateistan, the country's first skateboarding school, youths ride skateboardsin Kabul. It was an unlikely scene in the Afghan capital as tons of boys and girls, armed only with skateboards, took to the streets, weaving in and out of the city's chaotic traffic to celebrate world 'Go Skateboarding Day'.

Clouds loom over Mumbai's skyline. After a prolonged delay in the advent of monsoon this year, it's finally expected to advance into Mumbai and other parts of India by later in the week.

Supporters of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) block a road while staging a sit-inprotest near the government administration building in Singha Durbar in Kathmandu. Maoist demonstrators have been protesting daily following the collapse of the ex-rebels' government after Nepalese president vetoed the Maoist government from sacking the head of the army, a longtime rival.

Workers (in red headbands) appointed by the Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) demolish a slum area as the dwellers watch in Dhaka. Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority evicted a slum as part of efforts to clear up the 26 canals causing water logging in the city. About 50 families have been affected by the eviction, local media reported.

Sri Lankan youth play football on a beach in Colombo, the Sri Lankan national football team is currently ranked 161st in the latest FIFA World Rankings.