Friday, July 17, 2009

Events in pics...


Air France plane mishap

Relatives and friends of passengers of Air France flight AF447 arrive at the crisis centre at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. (Reuters Photo)

Train set ablaze

Police walk in front of a train set ablaze by an angry mob, near Khusrupur, Bihar. (AP Photo) 

PM Manmohan Singh

PM Manmohan Singh makes his way to Parliament for the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha, in New Delhi. (AP Photo)

Bangladeshi villagers rebuild an embankment at Protap Nagar in Shatkhira, about 176 kilometers southwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded out of their homes by deadly Cyclone Aila crowded government shelters in eastern India and Bangladesh on Friday, with officials saying the risk of disease outbreaks was growing. –AP 

A girl uses a hand-pump to fill drinking water on the outskirts of Jammu. India's annual monsoon rains are expected to remain stagnant for up to five days, the weather department said on its website on Friday afternoon. – Reuters

Tribal grooms and brides carry earthen pots on their heads and hold flags during a mass marriage ceremony at Salbari village on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri. A total of 51 tribal couples from various teagarden estates across  North Bengal took their wedding vows on Saturday during the day-long mass marriage ceremony organised by a non-governmental organisation.– Reuters

A young potter works on a vase at a workshop in Karachi – AFP/Asif Hassan

Japan Air Self-Defense Force aerobatic demonstration

The Blue Impulse (T-4), the Japan Air Self-Defense Force demonstration team, perform during the Yokohama Port Opening Festival in Japan, marking its 150th anniversary.

The annual event is held to celebrate the opening of the port on June 2 1859.

Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images


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