Friday, July 17, 2009

Events in pics...

Pakistani students sit in a police van after they managed to arrive in Bannu, while their other colleagues were abducted by Taliban militants. Pakistan said soldiers rescued 80 kidnapped staff and students in a sting operation during a fierce battle, one day after they were snatched by masked Taliban gunmen

Rubina Ali

Child actor Rubina Ali shows her henna decorated hand with friends outside her shanty in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)
The Space Shuttle Atlantis hitches a ride on top of a specially modified 747 jet on its trip home to Florida's Kennedy Space Center.
Children sit on spare skateboards as they wait for their turn to ride in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Cakes named 'Obama Americans' lie in a bakery in Weimar, Germany. On June 5th, President Obama plans to visit nearby Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp, which his uncle, Charles T. Payne, helped liberate at the end of World War II.
At a campaign rally in Tehran, supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi hold pictures of him and former Tehran mayor Gholamhossein Karbaschi.

Activists from the Nepalese ethnic "Newar" community burn tyres

Activists from the Nepalese Newar community burn tyres during a protest rally held to enforce a general strike in Kathmandu. A strike was called by the Maoist-affiliated ethnic rights group, the Newa Mukti Morcha, who are demanding a separate autonomous state.

Photo: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images .


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